MMCA launches streaming exhibition with 3 other Asian art institutions
The National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MMCA) last week launched “Watch and Chill,” a video art streaming exhibition in partnership with three other Asian art museums to show selected works among media art collections of the institutions.
Those who subscribe to the exhibition via https://watchandchill.kr can access 22 media art pieces selected from the collections of the MMCA, the M+ West Kowloon Cultural District in Hong Kong, the MAIIAM Contemporary Art Museum in Thailand and the Museum of Contemporary Art and Design (MCAD) in the Philippines. All videos are presented with Korean and English subtitles.
“This service was developed in collaboration with curators from the four Asian art institutions as a way of exploring and responding to the changing behaviors in the digital era — a phenomenon that has only gained further momentum with the Covid-19 pandemic,” the MMCA said in a press release.
Some Korean artists including Koo Donghee, Kim Heecheon and Cha Ji Ryang have recreated their past works in ways fit for a streaming-based service. “Watch and Chill” will also show media art works by artists from other Asian countries, such as Shireen Seno, Yuan Goang-ming, Cao Fei, and Chai Siris, provided by three collaborating institutions.
The offline exhibition “Watch and Chill: Streaming Art to Your Homes” also started at Gallery 6 of the MMCA Seoul and runs through Oct. 24. The exhibition shows different forms of residential environments designed by architect Choi Jang-won along with the media works mentioned above. After the exhibition finishes, it will be traveling to MCAD in October, MAIIAM in December, and M+ in January 2022.
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