Past Exhibition


February 22 – March 23, 2014

2F Art Sonje Center


※ Other exhibition spaces and participating artists: Gallery IHN, Lee Hwaik Gallery, Gallery SKAPE, One and J Gallery, Opsis Gallery / Paul Bai (AU), Lauren Brincat (AU), Barbara Campbell (AU), Wang Gongxin (CN), Shilpa Gupta (IN), Zhu Jia (CN), Yeondoo Jung (KR), Derek Kreckler (AU), Giovanni Ozzola (IT), Wang Peng (CN), Craig Walsh (AU), Sim Cheol Woong (KR), Heimo Zobernig (AT)

LANDSEASKY brings some of the most interesting and challenging video artworks from more than 20 international contemporary artists to 3 countries in a major Australia-Asia tour. The exhibition tours to South Korea, China and Australia across multiple prestigious museums and galleries in 2014, including the Art Sonje Center (Seoul) and OCT-Contemporary Art Terminal (Shanghai).

LANDSEASKY speaks to the three elements represented by the horizon line. In its simplest form, the horizon can be represented as a single line across a plane or page. In this exhibition, some of the world’s sharpest contemporary artists use the horizon line to explore some of the most fundamental and complex themes in both art and our perception of the world.

This is the latest touring project by award-winning Australian arts organization MAAP – Media Art Asia Pacific (MAAP). Their last touring exhibition ‘Light from Light’ recently picked up the Australian Arts in Asia Award for best Visual Art project.

LANDSEASKY carries the hallmarks of MAAP’s unique approach to cross-cultural exchange. Artists from Australia, Asia and Europe are brought together in a conversation around a shared theme. New artworks created for the exhibition will be in dialogue with some early 1970s video artworks by influential Dutch conceptual artist Jan Dibbets. Dibbets is one of the early pioneers to use the camera as a tool for art-making. Exhibited in Land-Sea-Sky are his videos Horizon II (1971) and Horizon III (1971), which manipulate the camera frame to challenge the way we perceive the horizon line while flattening an abstracted screed space.

The exhibition will be presented in new configurations in each country of the tour. In its first destination, Seoul, the artworks will be exhibited across six venues – a combination of some of South Korea’s leading art museums and commercial galleries. Audiences will get to explore some of the top cultural destinations of Seoul while taking in the exhibition. Major museum Art Sonje Center will form the anchor point of the exhibition with a display of Jan Dibbets’ seminal work.

The walk between the six galleries in Seoul provides a spatial pause to consider each individual gallery’s exhibition and simultaneously, the accumulative LANDSEASKY exhibition within the Samcheong-dong district.

LANDSEASKY featured artists include: Paul Bai (Australia), Lauren Brincat (Australia), Jan Dibbets (The Netherlands), Barbara Campbell (Australia), Wang Gongxin (China), Shilpa Gupta (India), Zhu Jia (China), Yeondoo Jung (South Korea), Derek Kreckler (Australia), Giovanni Ozzola (Italy), Joao Vasco Paiva (Portugal/Hong Kong), Wang Peng (China), Kimsooja (South Korea), Craig Walsh (Australia), Sim Cheol Woong (South Korea), Heimo Zobernig (Austria).

Other participating venues as part of the tour include OCT-OCAT Contemporary Art Terminal, Shanghai, Griffith University Art Gallery and MAAP SPACE in Brisbane. The exhibition is partnered with a number of Asian and Australian organisations including the Queensland University of Technology and the QUT Confucius Institute.

Tour Schedule
– Seoul: 22 February to 23 March 2014
Art Sonje Center – Gallery IHN – ONE AND J Gallery – Lee Hwaik Gallery – OPSIS ART – Gallery SKAPE

– Shanghai: 20 April to 15 June 2014
OCT Contemporary Art Terminal Shanghai

– Sydney: 21 August to 11 October 2014
National Art School Gallery

– Brisbane: 1 October to 13 November 2014
Griffith University Art Gallery – MAAP SPACE

– Guangzhou: 26 March to 6 May 2015
Guangdong Museum of Art


February 22 – March 23, 2014
2F Art Sonje Center
Jan Dibbets, Joao Vasco Paiva, Kimsooja
Hosted by
Art Sonje Center, MAAP
Curated by
Kim Machan