Past Exhibition

Platform Seoul 2010: Projected Image

November 3 – 19, 2010

Art Hall B1 Art Sonje Center

Platform Seoul 2010: Projected Image

Started in 2006, Platform has presented exhibitions, symposiums, artist talks, lectures, and new productions under a new theme every year to propose an experimental “platform” for exploring diverse possibilities of exhibiting and engaging with contemporary artworks. Platform 2010 “Projected Image” shows the moving image work by artists in a cinema setting and the work of artists with a filmmaking background in an exhibition space. Platform 2010 viewers will be invited to watch these artists’ pieces in a movie theater at a fixed time, similar to a film festival.

As early as the 1960s and 1970s, experimental filmmakers such as Michael Snow and Paul Sharits produced works that extended into the gallery environment, while early video artists showcased recordings of performances and actively started using video as a medium. As video work started being displayed in exhibition spaces, viewers gained more freedom in their experience as spectators by being free to decide the length of time to spend and what vantage point to view a piece from. On the other hand, this condition of viewing consequently led viewers more difficult to focus to see the works from the beginning till the end. These days, a black box is often installed within an exhibition space to show fictional or documentary based moving image work effectively. This year’s Platform will screen a wide selection of work ranging from early pieces developed as documentation of performances or as experiments with the medium of TV, video or film, to recent productions that borrow from the cinematic form- all in the space of the cinema.

Platform 2010 begins with video works from the 1960s, the “embryonic stage,” to the 1980s to offer a perspective on its history. Curators and scholars from Europe and Asia are invited to give lectures and screen related works. Platform 2010 will also focus on screening of moving image works after the year 2000. Discussion will extend to artist talks and a lecture. At a time when artists and filmmakers are mixing media and methodologies under new contexts, and expanding sphere of their works and establishing new boundaries, Platform 2010 strives to foster in-depth discussions on the evolution of contemporary moving image art by examining the changes in content, production, display, collection and distribution. In response to this aim, Platform 2010 will premiere new works by Lawrence Weiner and Jun Yang, whose productions counted on Samuso’s participation. As the closing work, Platform 2010 presents Society of the Spectacle (1973) by Situationist International founding member Guy Debord in hopes of generating diverse discourse on “history and the present.”

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November 3 – 19, 2010
Art Hall B1 Art Sonje Center
Ant Farm, Ante Bozanich, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Bae Young-whan, Ben Lewis, Bill Viola, Bruce Nauman, CTG, Dara Birnbaum, Darren Almond, Dennis Oppenheim, Donghee Koo, Gary Hill, Guy Debord, Hakudo Kobayashi, Harun Farocki, Hwayeon Nam, Ieggi Kim, Jeon Joonho, Joan Braderman, Joan Jonas, John Baldessari, Josef Dabernig&Markus Scherer, Jun YANG, Katsuhiro Yamaguchi, Kimsooja, Kohei Ando, Kyungwon Moon, Lawrence Weiner, Len Lye, Mako Idemitsu, Mark Wilcox, Martha Rosler, Michael Curran, Minouk LIM, Morihiro Wada, Nam June Paik, Nam June Paik with Charlotte Moorman, Nathalie Melikian, Nobuhiro Kawanaka, Norio Imai, Park Chan-kyong, Park Yong-seok, Paul McCarthy, Philippe Parreno, Pierre Huyghe, Rafael Montañez Ortiz, Roger Horrocks, Saburo Muraoka&Keiji Uematsu, Sanja Iveković, Sim Cheol Woong, Sonia Andrade, Stan VanDerBeek, Steina&Woody Vasulka, Tatsuo Kawaguchi, Toshio Matsumoto, Tracy Moffatt, Vito Acconci, William Wegman, Yeondoo JUNG, Yoon Suk Jung, Zelimir Zilnik, Ziad Antar
Hosted by
Art Sonje Center
Curated by: Samuso
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