Exhibition: Ways to Experience, at the KCC

The KCC’s next exhibition is the outcome of the annual open call for artists:

Ways to Experience

11 June – 6 July 2019
Korean Cultural Centre UK | Grand Buildings | 1–3 Strand | London WC2N 5BW | kccuk.org.uk
(Main Entrance on Northumberland Avenue)
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 10:00–18:00 | Saturday 11:00–17:00 (Closed Sundays)
Free Admission

Ways to Experience poster

For the 2019 KCCUK Open Call Exhibition, the Korean Cultural Centre UK presents Ways to Experience, a series of collaborative works by six international artists from Korea and Japan. The exhibition runs from 11th June to 6th July 2019.

Ways to Experience started with a discussion by two participating artists, Boram Moon and Eunmi Mimi Kim, as to whether our own perception and cognition are valid as we look back into physical and psychological experiences. According to the philosopher Michel Foucault, the way we experience the world is largely determined by systems of knowledge tailored through ‘the fundamental codes of culture’ of the time and space we live in. Consequently, Ways to Experience aims to provide visitors with a comprehensively immersive experience that reviews our culturally constructed knowledge, subsequently activating the creative mind to experiment with alternative ways of experiencing life.

Embracing a variety of mediums including multimedia live performance, sculptural/digital mapping installation, audience-participatory installation, immersive sound installation and multi-channel video display, the exhibition not only metaphorically represents the diverse ways of thinking and experiencing, but also accounts for the possibilities of subjective experience unique to each individual.

Participating Artists

Taeyoung Choi (KR) | Woojin Jeon (KR) | Myungwoo Jung (KR), Eunmi Mimi Kim (KR),
Boram Moon (KR), Eriko Takeno (JP)

KCCUK Open Call

The KCCUK Open Call is a visual arts programme that provides support for emerging and early career artists whose opportunities of presenting their practices are becoming rare in the UK’s competitive art scene. The programme offers them an exhibition platform from where they can further establish their careers. In heightening the attention drawn to UK-based Korean artists through individual and collaborative works, the programme is open to various forms of creative artistic expression and communication.

2019 KCCUK Open Call Jurors

Dr Je Yun Moon is a curator and writer from South Korea. She has delivered large-scale exhibitions and new commissions over the past 10 years. She has worked in various areas of art, architecture and performance at the Sonje Art Center, Anyang Public Art Project, Venice Architecture Biennale, Nam June Paik Art Center and the Korean Cultural Centre UK. Most recently, she was responsible for the visual art programmes of the UK/Korea 2017-18, a programme of extensive cultural activities which took place in the UK, presenting exhibitions, performances, residences and workshops and public art installations of Korean artists. She is currently the Head of Programmes at Liverpool Biennial. She holds a doctorate in Curatorial/ Knowledge from Goldsmiths College and an MA in curatorial studies from the Royal College of Art.

Kirsty Ogg is the Director of New Contemporaries, the UK’s leading organisation that provides professional development support for artists leaving formal and alternative programmes of study. Ogg worked as curator at the Whitechapel Gallery from 2009 to 2013. Prior to this, she was Director of The Showroom Gallery, London and was part of the organising committee of artist-led space Transmission Gallery, Glasgow. Ogg has taught widely and is currently a lecturer on the MFA Curating course at Goldsmiths, University of London.

Matthew Pendergast is a curator based in Manchester, UK. He is curator at Castlefield Gallery, established in 1984 as Manchester’s first public art gallery dedicated to contemporary visual art, where he works with regional, national and international artists at all stages of their careers. He has delivered multiple self-initiated projects including: Hankering for Classification, New Art Spaces: Federation House (2014) co-curated with Elizabeth Wewiora; Rule of Three, Islington Mill (2013) co-curated with Jeni Holt Wright; and in 2011 he completed a Curatorial Residency at 501 Art Space, Chongqing, China. He previously worked for Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (CFCCA), Manchester.

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