Sharing space with the Korea Brand & Entertainment Expo is an interesting media art show featuring British and Korean artists:
Crystallize: New Media Art Lab Korea & UK
Crystallize is a 3 day laboratory and exposition of international artists situated in the 1,000m² vault space that lies beneath the trade floor of the Korea Brand & Entertainment Expo 2013 (Old Billingsgate, London, 4-6 November 2013, ‘KBEE’ hereafter). This art exhibition within the expo celebrates the artists’ collaboration, innovation and creativity. It also celebrates the official State Visit by Her Excellency President Park Geun-hye of the Republic of Korea, Korea’s first female President who advocates the development of Korea’s ‘creative economy’ in the same way that the UK has positioned itself as a global leader in this field.
The lab and exposition Crystallize demonstrates imagination and vision of artists, which has long provided a foundation for business and technology to build upon. It is apt that this media exhibition supports UK & Korea’s Creative Industries in this way where the event becomes celebration and crystallization of creativity and imagination.
The exhibition starts with a tribute to a Korean born artist and provocateur, Nam June Paik, who suggested many major changes we witness today: Paik was the first to coin the phrase “electronic superhighway” in 1974. Paik, creating works which experimented with telematics, suggested new globalized possibilities whilst recognising the power of television broadcasting. It is very clear that the avant-garde artists of today are challenging our reality and suggesting new futures.
The exhibition will include Documenta 6 Satellite Telecast by Nam June Paik along with works by Je Baak, Jeremy Bailey, Gina Czarnecki, GLTI.CH, Sang Un Jeon, Ayoung Kim, Kira Kim, Suhee Kim, Terry Ryu Kim, Leenam Lee, Dave Lynch, Sam Meech, David Ogle and Semiconductor. The exhibition is curated by Stephanie Seungmin Kim and advised by Professor Mike Stubbs.
This exhibition is hosted by Kotra, organised by ISKAI Art in partnership with FACT. Exhibition Design is by Atelier Chang.
(automatically generated) Read LKL’s review of this event here.