Many artistic genres share one gallery spaceSeoul’s hip and fashionable residents have spread the word about the cool events organized by a new cultural promotion company called Daymark. Following its first exhibition, “Girl, Myself,” in May is its second, “Show Me the Inner Self,” which opened yesterday at Project Space Zip located on the trendy street of Garosu-gil in Sinsa-dong in southern Seoul.
“Conceptual” and “current” are the combined central forces that have brought together six up-and-coming artists. They might have collaborated in sharing the gallery space but defied rules and broke down genres of art, music, photography, fashion and more. They are too cool and experienced to be experimental, as they want to float above the trend and style pursued by the young generation today.
Nancy Lang, who made a name as a performance artist, presents her latest “Taboo Yogini” series. Paek Sung-hyun, a member of the K-pop band Koyote who has been honing his skill from the other side of his artistic soul, showcases photography. The visual artist Jang Eun-suck works with sound. Eloq, one of the most-talked-about fashion brands created by a team of local designers, displays its edgy, Africa-inspired collection, along with the video footage of its well-received launching show at Club Garden earlier this year. People are also talking about the rare chance to view acrylic paintings by Oh Byung-jae, the only Asian artist listed on www.bowieart.com, a Web site supported by the legendary rock star and artist David Bowie.
The acoustic modern rock musician Slow 6 will perform live on Thursday at 5 p.m.
by Ines Cho
The exhibition runs until Aug. 27. Project Space Zip is open from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. The nearest subway station is Sinsa station, line No. 3, exit 8. For information, visit www.daymark.co.kr or www.cyworld.com/soulguide2005.