They say it'll serve as a great stimulus for couples on a date—while that may be considerably so, the transcending logic and overwhelming beauty presented by Numen / For Use exhibit at Storage by Hyundai Card is too brilliant to go unnoticed. From March 24th to June 18th, Storage presents Numen / For Use, an artist trio (Sven Jonke, Christoph Katzler, Nikola Radeljkovic) working in the fields of conceptual art, theatre scenography and industrial/spatial design. While comprised of only 3 main works, this powerful presentation and creative study will easily have you leave with a more enlightened perception of space and your physical and metaphysical relationship to it. The exhibition begins with a mock-up of Void and a video projection of Numen / For Use's previous works. Hinting at the actual scales in which these the trio plays and produces, these images/prototypes allow you a peek at the exhaustive worlds of the artists. Proceeding to String model 2x2 (2015), a cube structure constructed with clear vinyl and blue strings, is a miniature version of the original balloon-like installation. At its most deflated point, the model is devoid of a volume or space, with all of the strings tangled up and vinyl resting lifelessly; as soon as it begins to get inflated, the sculpture begins to take form with the blue strings serving as a systematically gridded endoskeleton. This whole process can be controlled/manipulated with a tap of a red switch which inflates the balloon into a pe
Arario Museum is displaying the works of Minjeong Koo and Rae Shim as part of their ‘Project Underground’ with the aim to discover and introduce rising artists. The title of the exhibition, Pink Poison, refers to the pink-colored digestive medicine Pepto-Bismol, suggesting that the uneasy feelings of deception can be a catalyst for art (as the charmingly baby-pink medicinal liquid may make you want to vomit when over-consumed). The exhibition begins with Rae Sim’s black and white paintings in a maze-like format. The drawings depict extremely vulgar scenes of violence, amputation and even cannibalism. Minjeong Koo’s colorful stuffed dolls (which seem like a living organism) and painting at the end recreates the physical space of the gallery to put the audience inside of a "mother’s womb." Pink Poison is the second of ‘Project Underground’ — the museum is set to open the space for up-and-coming artists up to four times a year.
MMCA presents the Yangjiang Group, an artist trio (Zhen Guogu, Chen Zaiyan, Sun Qinglin) who in a contemporary fashion reinterprets the practice and concept of calligraphy. Having shown in various international exhibitions including the Gwangju Biennale, Venice Biennale and Documenta, they have arrived in Seoul to share ideas and perform how “Calligraphy Is the Way to Communicate with the Most Primal Power.” Through calligraphy, the main motif of the group’s art works, they express the ways in which the Chinese participate in daily social communication. Yangjiang Group is fond of using unconventional materials such as stacks of writing, mass produced clothes, left-over food (which can be seen on the artist interview video) to bring back relevance to the tradition. Although the artist performances are the highlights of the exhibition, the museum space dedicated to the group (open until August 27th, 2017) is a great preview to the grand scale which the group never fails to bring in their show. The space is also meant to be a rendering of what they describe as an "ideal paradise," a unique coexistence of the past and present daily life. The audience participatory performances such as After Dinner Calligraphy and Tea and Incense Ceremony will be held on February 18th (2pm – 3pm), May 13th (4pm – 5pm) and finally on August 12th (4pm – 5pm).