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Art Busan.

exhibition

 

The Uncanny World

Period
2022. 12. 9.(Fri) - 2023. 3. 26.(Sun)
Artists
Keum Hyewon, Kim Myungjoo, Roh Jinah, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Mooni Perry, Moon Sohyun, Son Mongjoo, Sim Seungwook, Ed Atkins, Li Setbyul, Kawita Vatanajyankur
Place
Museum of Contemporary Art Busan, Gallery 1(1F)
내용

The Uncanny World Homepage: www.uncannyworld.art




Uncanny Encounters


  Now, we are standing at a period of transition. In other words, it can be said that we are in the moment of breakaway. Something unfamiliar and scary emerges through the cracks, heralding the arrival of a new era. This has become even more evident post the COVID-19 pandemic. The specific language of ontact (online connection), the Anthropocene, the socio-political turmoil around the world, and the ecological disasters on a planetary scale evidently demonstrate this current. In any given era, the transitional period was filled with confusion and fear, and there was a process of vigilance and acceptance toward the unfamiliar. However, there are certain strange points that are different from the past. The sense of capturing the unfamiliar loses its edge. What diminishes is the sense of detecting the signs of the rupture that cracks the familiar world.

  This exhibition intends to illuminate things that are familiar yet feel unfamiliar in our time. When one senses it, we call it anxiety. Beginning in the 20th century, the evaluation of the inherent value of anxiety began in earnest in the fields of existential philosophy and psychoanalysis. Sigmund Freud’s concept of ‘uncanny’ explains a feeling of fear toward something familiar that one has known for a long time. The concept encompasses emotions that have been repressed then revealed within the self, such as desires, traumas, complexes, and primitive thoughts hidden in the unconscious. They are only camouflaged by the civilized society and self, and they are only to return and cause anxiety at any opportunity. Meanwhile, Heidegger refers to anxiety as a fundamental human sentiment. While it is difficult to recall one’s own finiteness and death in everyday life, worldly values lose their meaning and one has to face his bare existence when a fateful moment finally occurs. The sense of ‘uncanny’ is the very emotion generated by such a moment.

  Of course, we cannot deny that anxiety is a painful and agonizing feeling. However, the exhibition emphasizes that pain and agony do not speak for everything. Anxiety leads us to discover unfamiliar things and detect ambiguous things that are not examined by language. In addition, anxiety stimulates the origins of human beings and drives a truthful life. Those who are facing a transitional period of our time need to evoke the positive aspects of anxiety, using this sensibility to reconstruct the self and society. The first step to do so is to look straight into anxiety. It is to look into the unknown things in the deep of darkness without turning away from them. We need to observe them with ambivalence of interest and vigilance. That is the attitude we need to take as we are about to face a breakaway into a new world.




1
Kawita Vatanajyankur, Dye, 2018 

Performance, single channel video, 7min 42sec, silent

Courtesy of the artist and nova contemporary 

Commissioned by Dunedin public art Gallery, New Zealand 



2
Moon Sohyun, Scattered Home, 2022 

Two-channel video, 2min, sound

music_Hugh Keice│drawing assistant_Kim Taekyung

Commissioned by Busan MoCA



3
Son Mongjoo, Idea sketch of Walking in Tension, 2022 

Rubber band, 1,200×2,000×1,000cm

Commissioned by Busan MoCA



4
Li Setbyul, Vacuum zone, 2014 

Acrylic on paper, 6pieces, 213×890cm

Courtesy of the artist



5
Sim Seungwook, The reconstructed mass, 2022 

Polyvinyl acetate resin, urethane foam, polystyrene, wood, 103×146×176cm 

Courtesy of the artist 



6
Keum Hyewon, Detail of Cloud Shadow Spirit_P05, 2013 

Digital pigment print, 200x600×3cm 

Courtesy of Busan MoCA 



7
Kim Myungjoo, Playing Blind, 2019 

Glazed ceramic, 2pieces, 53×30×70cm, 45×31×65cm

Courtesy of the artist



8
Lynn Hershman Leeson, The Infinity Engine, 2014-15 

Multimedia installation, dyed fishes, fishtank, projection, wallpaper

Courtesy of the artist

Commissioned by ZKM | Center for Art and Media, Germany

Reorganized by Busan MoCA



9
Mooni Perry, And they begged repeatedly not to order them to go into the Abyss, 2019 

Single-channel video, stereo sound, 17min 36sec

Courtesy of the artist



10
Roh Jinah, Cooperating Machines, 2022 

Robotics sculpture using A.I., mixed media, 7pieces, 140×140×180cm

Commissioned by Busan MoCA



11
Ed Atkins, Warm, Warm, Warm Spring Mouths, 2013 

HD video with 5.1 surround sound, 12min 50sec

Courtesy of the artist, Dépendance, Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi, Cabinet and Gladstone Gallery




🔲 Exhibition Related Programs


📍 CURATORIAL TALK

▪ Date: 2022. 12. 9.(Fri) 16:00, The first Friday of every month in 2023, 16:00

▪ Venue: MoCA BUSAN Gallery1(1F)

▪ Moderator: Busan MoCA Curator, Park Hannah

▪ Participation: Reservation on ‘reserve.busan.go.kr’


📍 PERFORMANCE

▪ Title: Pour Vivre Ici

▪ Date: 2022. 12. 17(Sat), 18(Sun), 14:00-14:30

▪ Venue: BUSAN MoCA Gallery1(1F)

▪ Performers: Kang June, Yoo Yohan, Li Siya, Lee Hoyoung, Tan Wan Sze

▪ Director: Zoe Chun

▪ Participation: On-site participation


📍 EVENT

▪ Title: Uncanny Fortune Cookies

▪ Date: 2022. 12. 9(Fri) - 2023. 1. 29(Sun), At all times

▪ Venue: BUSAN MoCA Lobby(1F)

▪ Cooperated Artist: Sim Seungwook 

▪ Participation: On-site participation


📍 EXHIBITION & LECTURE

▪ Title: The Secret of GM ‘Marine Medaka’

▪ Date: 

 Exhibition: 2023. 2. 14(Tue) - 2. 19(Sun), At all times

 Lecture: 2023. 2. 18(Sat) 14:00-15:00

▪ Venue: BUSAN MoCA Gallery1(1F)

▪ Parts: 

 Exhibition: Exhibition of GM Marine Medaka

 Lecture: Introducing the trends and prospects of gene manipulation technology through GM 'Marine Medaka' case of Nam Yoonkwon, Professor of Pukyong National University

▪ Participation:

 Exhibition: Visit the exhibition space of ‘Lynn Hershman Leeson’ in Gallery1(1F)

 Lecture: Reservation on ‘reserve.busan.go.kr’


📍 EXPERT LECTURES

▪ Title: The Concepts of 'Unheimlich' 

▪ Date: 2023. 3. 25(Sat), 26(Sun), 13:00-16:00 

▪ Venue: BUSAN MoCA Education room(2F) 

▪ Lecturer: Prof. Kim Donghun(Dept. of Art History, Saint Francis University), Associate Prof. Kim Seok(Dept. of Philosophy, Konkuk University), Associate Prof. Shin Jieun(Dept. of Sociology, Pusan National University), Research Prof. Lee Jaeeun(Academy of Mobility Humanities, Konkuk University), Prof. Chung Sukyung(Dept. of Art Therapy, Cha University) 

▪ Participation: Reservation on ‘reserve.busan.go.kr’ 


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