East Contemporary

Category: Exhibitions

Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art: „Memory, Stare, Wish“ Memorial exhibition for the 10th anniversary of the Sewol Ferry Disaster

Lee Woosung 이우성

Ansan, April 12 – July 14, 2024, https://gmoma.ggcf.kr GMoMA is located in the middle of a nice park with a lake at the outskirts of Ansan City. It also happens to be in the neighborhood to the Danwon High School, whose students were the unfortunate passengers of the Sewol Ferry, which sunk near the south-west…

Ujeongguk: “Forking room 2024 – hyper super x-large … boom”

Seoul, April 19 – April 27, 2024, http://ujeongguk.com & https://www.forkingroom.kr It has been 9 years since my last visit. Ujeongguk is still there and looks about the same. The current exhibition seems to be organized by an entity called “Forking Room” and is in fact a mini-festival consisting of an art show, artist talks, lectures…

Ilmin Museum of Art „Foreverism: Endless Horizons“

Seoul, April 12 – June 23, 2024, https://ilmin.org A show dealing with nostalgia and the never-ending „retro“ longing for something in time/space away from one’s current place. A craving that is also fuelled by media technology that allows us to share our attention between multiple places/times simultaneously. I am here, but I could be there,…

MMCA Gwacheon: “Geometric abstraction in Korean art” (+ photographs collection + Nam June Paik)

Seoul, Nov 16, 2023 – May 19, 2024, https://www.mmca.go.kr There were three shows on during my visit. All were telling different parts of a grand contemporary Korean art narrative. Korean new media master Nam June Paik’s masterpiece. Korean photography. Korean geometric abstraction. Defining a coherent historical narrative and canon of works that support it is…

Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien: transmediale 2024 “this is perfect, perfect, perfect”

Berlin, January 31 – April 14, 2024, https://transmediale.de, https://kunstraumkreuzberg.de The exhibition accompanying transmediale 2024. I don’t want to write about all the artworks, but overall it was definitely worthy to see. Within the context of transmediale, the exhibition most closely embodied this years theme dealing with the “horror of content”, i.e. the fading boundaries between…

Dox: Andres Serrano “Infamous Beauty” + “Beyond Words” + Genesis Breyer P-Orridge “It Is a Painful Thing to Be Alone: We Are But One”

Prague, June 8, 2023 – January 7, 2024 (Andres Serrano), September 14,2023 – February 11, 2024 (Beyond Words), October 26, 2023 – March 3, 2024 (Genesis Breyer P-Orridge), https://www.dox.cz On my visit, Dox featured a mixed bag of exhibitions. The large space close to the entrance was devoted to an Andres Serrano solo show. All…

Kunsthalle Praha: Elmgreen & Dragset “READ”

Prague, November 16, 2023 – April 22, 2024, https://www.kunsthallepraha.org Elmgreen & Dragset are a well-known artistic “brand” in the global art market. Their installations are transforming gallery spaces into something slightly different by shifting or reversing certain expectations of spatial arrangements or material qualities. In the case of the “READ” exhibition, one could in fact…