Special Exhibition

International Artist Special Exhibition
Cité Invisible

2016.11.09 (WED) - 11.22 (TUE)

Artspace boan 1942

Participating Artist
Dolores Marat, Geraldine Lay, Konstantin Chernichkin, Laurent Kronental, Patrick Tourneboeuf, Ricardo Yui

<Invisible City> Exhibition was designed to create a small fracture in the strong awareness we have toward urban space. The exhibition consists of the works of 6 international artists who raise doubt on assertive future designs of cities, the boundaries between reality and unreality that we so naturally perceive to exist, and the familiarity surrounding us that we firmly believe to know.
In his book<Le Citta Invisibili>, Italo Calvino describes 55 purely imaginary cities in the form of a hypothetical conversation between Marco Polo, a Venetian, and Kublai Khan, an Emperor of Mongol. This was an effective way for the artist to discuss about the meaning and forms urban spaces in which we have lived, is living and will continue to live in could have. In the same context, as one should take a step back in order to see the forest, the exhibition aspired to deliver an opportunity of becoming temporarily unfamiliar to familiar spaces.

Korean Migrant Women in Germany Archive Special Exhibition
Our Trans-Gänger

2016.11.01 (TUE) - 11.30 (WED)

Seoul Metropolitan Library Project Exhibition Hall

Participating Artist
Choe Dong-Ha, Tsukasa Yajima

In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the dispatch of Korean nurses to Germany, ⟪Our Trans-Gänger⟫ which will be held in Special Exhibition Room in Seoul Metropolitan Library during Seoul Photo Festival in 2016 views the dynamic life and everyday spaces of ‘three big sisters’ who went to Germany.
The exhibition focuses on the lives of three women who have crossed the borders out of their own will, dealt with cultural borders and are still choosing their own paths rather than living as mere nurses dispatched to Germany as an instrument for economic development in Korea during the 1960’s. The fifty years and traces of life – life in Korea before and after the war, experiences in a German hospital as a nurse, daily life in Germany as a citizen – are displayed through panorama images to present the ‘life of big sisters’ who are still crossing national borders and boundaries as a ‘Trans-Gänger’. Moreover, the exhibition about ‘big sisters’ held in an international metropolis Seoul in which individuals of diverse culture and history communicate across borders and regions is also about revealing the life stories of myriads of contemporary Trans-Gänger.

Mullae-dong Special Exhibition
Seoul in Mullae, Mullae in Seoul – A Ten-sentence Letter

2016.11.04 (THU) - 11.24 (THU)

Gallery Dudle, Space 9, Gallery Jungdabang Project,, Alternative Artspace IPO, Azit, sangsangmines, ART space MUON, artspace SAY, chichipopolibrary

Participating Artist
Kang JinJu, Gwon JeongJun, Kim ByoungJig, Kim JaeNam, Kim JeonKI, Kim JiWon, Na TaiHeum, ParkBooKon, Song KiYeon, Yang SunJoo, Ye PyungHyun, Lee GunYoung, Lee SeungHoon, Lee SeungHee, Lee Youngwook, LeeHanSu, Lim Anna, Cho JinSub, Cha KyounHee

Mullae-dong, which is located on the southwestern boundary of Seoul, is in an unknown shape that has never been created before. Its temperature and time are not homogenous and the place is so full of specific and simultaneously fantastic images that its meaning takes a round, undefinable and ambiguous shape. It is not just a physical space called ‘Mullae Art Village’, but a space full of possibilities that has the shape of the future from way back as well as the history of the past which is still being generated. Spaces in Mullae-dong are intertwined with unique moments and the different timings they produce. One by one, artists built nests in the gaps between iron factories more than a decade ago, and now, various fluctuating elements cross each other such as workshops, galleries, restaurants, bars, migrants, spectators, those who are working and those who are just enjoying themselves. It is a village in which a wide spectrum of movements is allocated in non-simultaneously.
Mullae, the real and actual place that has been organizing the detailed and non-visualized practices of our daily lives against the already deeply imbedded commercialism in order to experience the organic life rather than ‘Mullae’ as a venue for ambition which practices ideologies, presents the pattern of desire that continuously moves forward for its time to come. Recognizing that there is a possibility for original inhabitants, previous occupants, and migrants to coexist, change and change via accidental disposition, let us follow the new narrative of Mullae, which is the gap, the hole, and the windpipe in this city.