Doosan Art Center feeling adventurous with new program
People often see adventure through a romantic lens, like the protagonists of movies who dive into treacherous situations but survive anyway.
However, the Doosan Art Center is presenting a more down-to-earth type of adventure through its “Doosan Humanities Series 2016,” which is being held through June 25. The series includes performances, exhibitions, lectures and movies all on the common topic of adventure. Subtitled “New Imagination on the Extended Territory,” it shows how humans have and will continue to face uncertainties despite the dangers.
The series started in 2013 in order to amalgamate scientific, humanistic and artistic imaginations through a variety of programs. This year’s lineup is no exception.
The magic show “Melies Illusion-Episode,” which is kicking off the series, is a reinterpretation of the works of Georges Melies, a French illusionist and movie director. It will be held from through April 2.
The play “Game” is coming next. Written by Mike Bartlett, this play is about being house poor, a great social problem in England these days. During the play, the audience participates by playing games, which will likely be a new experience for most. It will be staged from April 12 to May 15.
The play “The Internet is Serious Business” will take the stage from May 24 to June 25. It is also about an up-to-the-minute topic as it centers on hacktivists, or a group of hackers that hack as a means to achieve political goals.
The magic show costs 40,000 won ($34) and the plays cost 30,000 won each. They will be held at Space 111 at the Doosan Arts Center in Jongno District, central Seoul.
In addition, the exhibition “Unswallowable” reveals the small challenges or adventures people encounter in their daily lives. It is being held at the Doosan Gallery from April 13 to May 21.
Furthermore, 10 lectures on science and humanities have been prepared by experts and will take place from April 11 to June 13. The lectures are free for those who reserve tickets online at www.doosangallery.com.
Three movies related to adventure - “Into the Wild” (2007), “Lazy Hitchhikers’ Tour de Europe” (2013) and “Cave of Forgotten Dreams” (2010) - will be screened.
The organizers of the series say they hope to inspire and relate to people with the various offerings.
BY KIM HYE-JUN [firstname.lastname@example.org]