What happens when you add an artistic element to the everyday gesture of walking? The Coreana Museum of Art, operated by the Korean cosmetics company Coreana, has been hosting exhibitions that view the body from various perspectives since its opening. This year, commemorating its 20th anniversary, the museum is holding Step x Step, an exhibition focusing on the act of walking, through November 30.
The exhibition features works from seven Korean and international artists and groups, including Bruce Nauman, Suki Seokyeong Kang, Tsai Ming-Liang, Pauline Boudry/Renate Lorenz, Klara Liden, Jehyun Shin, and Every Ocean Hughes, showcasing a total of 15 pieces.
The “step” in the title also signifies the basic unit of movement in dance—the motion of the feet. The works of the participating artists present various choreographic experiments through the act of walking, uncover social meanings embedded in walking, and even convey resistance in the act of walking. The exhibition provides an opportunity to look at the simplest human activity we often take for granted—walking—in a new light.