Friday 1rst April, 6pm-7:30pm
"Contemporary Korean art: exploring the past and shed light on the present"
Korean Cultural Centre, 2 avenue d’Iéna, 75116 Paris
Round table moderated by Art Paris Art Fair Korea Guest of Honour curator Sang-A Chun with
Olivier Delavallade, Director of the domaine de Kerguéhennec, KIM Sung Won, Professor in the Visual Arts department of Seoul National University of Science & Technology, Lee Ji-Ho, Director of the Ungno Lee Museum of Art (Daejeon) and Bernard Marcadé, Art Critic.
Entitled “Rituals” and specifically designed for Art Paris Art Fair 2016, this programme of performances seeks to explore the relationship in Korea between artistic creation and the notion of the ritual.
YEESOOKYUNG (Seoul, 1963) – When I Become You
Performer: Junghwa LEE / Music: Young Gyu JANG / Costume: Young Seok KIM
Yeesookyung explores the concept of symmetry through a variety of experimental practices that are inspired by Buddhist thought. She paints simultaneously with both hands or uses hypnosis to conduct a spiritual regression session. Her reading of the world is circular, not linear. She speaks of the relationship between the self and others, between perfection and imperfection, the conscious and the unconscious, the real and the virtual. How these opposites relate to each other becomes blurred and diffuse.
Thursday 31st March from 7.15pm to 7.30pm and
Saturday 2nd April from 3pm to 3.15pm
YOUNG IN HONG (Seoul, 1972) – Let Us Dance
Coordinator: Inès Hwahaeng Lee
Young In Hong’s inspiration comes from the demonstrations that took place in Seoul in 2008. Teenagers took part in these in large numbers which torpedoed the accepted traditional image of a passive youth. The artist re-contextualizes the event using a flash mob. Her aim is to reveal the unexpected and the creative energy through this device which, far from obscuring social fractures, sheds greater light upon them and in the process, raises questions about the status of the artist and of the work itself.
Thursday 31st March, Friday 1st April and Saturday 2nd April from 5pm to 5.20pm
Main Alley of the fair