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Korea’s National Museum of Contemporary Art is providing opportunities for young artists through the National Changdong and Goyang Art Studio, which is designed to support artists needing studio space and other facilities to create their work. In 2005, the museum started an “artist-in-residence” program for local artists who use the studio, to participate in international residencies and showcase their work worldwide.
In addition, the National Changdong and Goyang Art Studio is, from July 20 through 26, showing the works of three artists, Kim Bum-su, Kim Jee-hyun and Lee Jang-won, who participated in this program in 2006, as a “joint report exhibition.”
Artist Kim Bum-su had a Singapore residency titled “Sculpture Square” for two months starting in April. His exhibition, “Expansion-II,” will showcase two of his works: “Hidden Emotions” and “Expansions.” Both look at first like soft, circular abstract forms but on looking more closely, the observer can see they are made from cinematic film. The artist aims to show a new realm of space and time by using films of various sizes and contents, and recreate the films through his own memory or idea of space and time.
Kim Ji-hyun’s exhibit, “Meta Stranger,” examines what it feels like to be a stranger or an outsider in terms of being a member of society. A video art work titled “Dizziness” shows the artist questioning his identity and existence by interacting with the materials and atmosphere around him, in this case, his studio. The artist participated in a residency program in Dusseldorf, Germany.
The final member of this exhibition, Lee Jang-won, has been involved with his “sunTracer” project since 2003. The artist was in a Helsinki international artist-in-residence program from March to May of this year. SunTracers work almost like Google Earth in that they record a certain area by tracing the sunlight around it. Through the Internet, one can witness real-time video of a site, its sunlight, sky and general view. Lee has set-up a sunTracer system around the Goyang studio in an attempt to question and see the world through another perspective, rather than the everyday scope of human eyes or opinions.


by Cho Jae-eun

The “artists-in-residence” exhibition of works by Kim Bum-su, Kim Ji-hyun and Lee Jang-won will feature at the Goyang Art Studio from July 20 to 26. The nearest subway station is line No.3, Gupabal station, exit 1.
For more information, visit
http://artstudio.or.kr/eng or call (031) 962-0070.
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