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BTS takes part in global art project hosted on Google

BTS stands next to Antony Gormley's installation piece "New York Clearing" as a part of its contemporary art project "CONNECT, BTS" earlier this year. [BIG HIT ENTERTAINMENT]

BTS stands next to Antony Gormley's installation piece "New York Clearing" as a part of its contemporary art project "CONNECT, BTS" earlier this year. [BIG HIT ENTERTAINMENT]

 
BTS will be taking part in a global art project titled "do it (around the world)" along with some of the biggest names in the contemporary art scene, flaunting its artistic philosophy once again and sharing the story of connecting. 
 
The "do it" project began in 1993 with Hans Ulrich Obrist, a renowned art director who was listed No. 1 on ArtReview's 100 Power list in 2009 and 2016, when he collected notes from 12 different artists carrying different messages or explanations about their artworks.
 
The project has been held annually for 27 years since then, with artists from all around the world participating by sharing a "how-to" on their artwork for people to follow. The resulting works are compiled into exhibitions. 
 
This year, the project is taking place online due to the coronavirus. This has allowed for a wider range of participants than ever before, and anyone can access the messages at any time of the day. 
 
Subtitled "around the world," the project has been organized by London's famed Serpentine Galleries in collaboration with Google Arts & Culture. 
 
Musicians Arca and Kelsey Lu, artists Olafur Eliasson, Oscar Murillo, Precious Okoyomon, Shawanda Corbett, Patrick Staff and Ian Cheng, and designers Virgil Abloh and Es Devlin will also take part.  
 
The "do it" message by BTS. [DO IT BY BTS]

The "do it" message by BTS. [DO IT BY BTS]

 
BTS took part by voicing the importance of connecting and going beyond, which has been the band's core message that it has been spreading in various events such as the "Speak Yourself" speech it gave at the United Nations Generation Unlimited in 2018.
 
"Connect one dot with another," wrote BTS. "Draw a line, create a plane. Beyond the boundaries of time and space, 'You' and 'I' become 'We.' Our future is a beautiful image."
 
All works will be displayed through Google Arts & Culture's "do it" page. 
 
BTS has been actively paving their way in art, as seen through the transcontinental contemporary art project "CONNECT, BTS" held earlier this year in five cities around the world: London, Buenos Aires, Berlin, New York and Seoul. 
 
BTS collaborated with some of world's biggest art institutions and artists through "CONNECT, BTS," such as the Serpentine Galleries and artists Tomas Saraceno, Antonio Gormley and Jakob Kudsk Steensen. 
 
BY YOON SO-YEON   [yoon.soyeon@joongang.co.kr]
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