Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art (GMOMA) will present The Map and The Territory, an exhibition of new acquisitions, from September 19, 2023, to March 24, 2024.
The exhibition will feature a total of 42 works and three archives from the GMOMA’s collection on the five artists Kim Gunhee, Kim Jungheon, Min Jungki, Gong Sunghoon, and Jung Jaechul.
Kim Gunhee, Kim Jungheon, and Min Jungki were the founding members of the group ‘Reality & Utterance,’ which was active in the 1980s. GMOMA explores the trends of their works in the 1980s, focusing on a selection of their early works. Kim Gunhee’s < Eol-eol Deol-deol > (1980), an entry in the exhibition of Reality and Utterance, depicts a newspaper advertisement featuring three women with ice cream in a newspaper article about the conspiracy of a rebellion. Kim Jungheon’s < Rainbow Factory > (1980) depicts workers squeezed inside a rainbow. Min Jungki’s < People > is a collection of 11 single-sheet prints that are bound together into a book that illustrates everyday life in the 1980s. In the case of Gong Sunghoon, the museum will focus on his ‘The Dog’ series from the collection, and in the case of Jung Jaechul, the museum will study his wood carvings from the early 2000s, based on his < 3rd Silk Road Project – Route Map Drawing > (2010), collected in 2022.
As the exhibition is based on collections and research on the five artists, it also presents a research project in which five researchers, including an artist, journalist, and curators, each studied one artist during the exhibition.
Suwon Museum of Art presents a 2023 contemporary art exhibition, Madang: Embracing You. This exhibition imagines the museum as a ‘madang (yard)’ in order to create the museum as a place where the audience and art meet.
The exhibition consists of three parts. The introductory showcases works by Kim Donghee and Yang Jiwon that utilize the space of the museum. Kim Donghee transforms the museum into a space where people can gather, such as extending the staircases in the exhibition hall or building benches around the cafeteria, while Yang Jiwon creates drawings in the lobby, or paints murals in the exhibition hall.
The next part of the exhibition features works by Jiyeong Kim, Moojin Brothers, and Sujin Moon. The works invite us to experience the presence of our neighbors with small movements and sensations. Jiyeong Kim and Sujin Moon’s work tells stories based on the senses of hearing and touch, while Moojin Brothers’ video tells stories from the periphery and makes us recognize the stranger again.
In the third part, the video and installation by Youngjoo Cho, the performance by Kyungwoo Chun, and the VR works by Sungseok AHN invite active participation from the audience. Alongside the exhibition, there will be several programs to bring the audience and art together, including workshops led by Hyeryung Lee, Youjin Jeon, and Jiyeong Kim.
From September 15, 2023 to February 18, 2024, the Seoul Olympic Museum of Art (Soma) will present the new collection exhibition Moving in stillness with nine artists. The term refers to movement in stillness and stillness in movement, and the exhibition explores the virtues of balancing these ambivalent meanings in works of art.
This is the third exhibition of the collection after 2007 and 2013 and focuses on works purchased or donated between 2019 and 2022. In the first exhibition hall, the theme of body and people is explored, with portraits by Tai KIM, early drawings by Lee Manik, and human sculptures by In RYU. While Kim’s and Lee’s portraits share the same subject matter, Kim’s work is characterized by delicate and precise lines, while Lee’s is more abstract and powerful.
In the second exhibition hall, Lee Manik, who served as the artistic director of the Seoul Olympic, presents a series of works created to commemorate the opening and closing ceremonies of the Seoul Olympics. In the fourth exhibition hall, viewers can see works that deal with body, consciousness, nature, and landscape in the context of contemporary art. Two-dimensional and three-dimensional works by Yunjung CHUN, JEONG Heonjo, Taebum HA, Byoungho KIM, KANG Kyung Koo, and Jihee KIM are the main focus, and Tai Kim’s works (landscape paintings) are on display following the first exhibition hall.