National Museum of Contemporary Art Athens
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CROSS-KOREA: COME JOIN US, MR. ORWELL!

01/09/2009 - 18/10/2009

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CROSS-KOREA: Come Join Us, Mr. Orwell! 

Media Lounge

01/09/2009 – 18/10/2009

The National Museum of Contemporary Art inaugurates its collaboration with the Streaming Museum, based in New York, with the online exhibition CROSS-KOREA: Come Join Us, Mr. Orwell! The exhibition presented at EMST from the 1st of September to the 18th of October will be one of the stations of its transcontinental journey to the 7 continents.

Streaming Museum is a new hybrid museum that presents multi-media exhibitions in cyberspace and public spaces on 7 continents. Launched January 29, 2008 by Nina Colosi, the museum is produced and broadcast in NYC, with exhibitions generated in collaboration with international cultural, educational, and public centers. Streaming Museum is conceived as a source of free cultural content and public service messaging on the environment, education and health, accessed via internet and in high visibility public locations.

The exhibition CROSS-KOREA: Come Join Us, Mr. Orwell! consists of three parts and is co-organised by three Korean cultural institutions: Korean Film Archives, Nam June Paik Art Center, and Art Center Nabi. It presents a selection of Korean moving image (cinema, video and cgi) of the period 1930-2009 from Korean cinematographers, videoartists and media artists, and it is realized in the framework of the opening of “Tomorrow City”, a digital city in Incheon, Korea, aiming at supporting new networked and participatory art forms.

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The National Museum of Contemporary Art inaugurates its collaboration with the Streaming Museum, based in New York, with the online exhibition CROSS-KOREA: Come Join Us, Mr. Orwell! The exhibition presented at EMST from the 1st of September to the 18th of October will be one of the stations of its transcontinental journey to the 7 continents.

Streaming Museum is a new hybrid museum that presents multi-media exhibitions in cyberspace and public spaces on 7 continents. Launched January 29, 2008 by Nina Colosi, the museum is produced and broadcast in NYC, with exhibitions generated in collaboration with international cultural, educational, and public centers. Streaming Museum is conceived as a source of free cultural content and public service messaging on the environment, education and health, accessed via internet and in high visibility public locations.

The exhibition CROSS-KOREA: Come Join Us, Mr. Orwell! consists of three parts and is co-organised by three Korean cultural institutions: Korean Film Archives, Nam June Paik Art Center, and Art Center Nabi. It presents a selection of Korean moving image (cinema, video and cgi) of the period 1930-2009 from Korean cinematographers, videoartists and media artists, and it is realized in the framework of the opening of “Tomorrow City”, a digital city in Incheon, Korea, aiming at supporting new networked and participatory art forms.

The first part, titled “Film and City: Seoul landscape, from Kyungsung to Seoul”, curated by the Korean Film Archives, presents excerpts from Korean movies filmed in the 1930s-1950s, illustrating the fascination and resistance against the modern period.

The second part is a selection of videos from Nam June Paik Art Center titled “Nam June Paik: Electronic Performance”. This selection consists of videos created by Paik, using the Video Synthesizer, his invention that allowed him to manipulate and superimpose video images, often made in collaboration with other important artists of his era, like, among others, Joseph Beuys, Allan Kaprow, David Bowie and Allen Ginsberg.

The third part of the exhibition, with the title “Digilog(ue)”, curated by Art Center Nabi, consists of recent works by the exceptional Korean media artist Kim Joon, Hansol Huh. Joo Myoung Song, and Keryoon Han.

List of works:

Film and City: Seoul landscape, from Kyungsung to Seoul

Ahn Jong-hwa, The Crossroad of youth, 1934)
Yang Joo-nam, Sweet Dream -Lullaby of Death, 1936)
Seo Gwang-jae, Military Train, 1938)
Choi In-kyu, Angels on the Streets, 1941)
Lee Byeong-il, Spring of Korean Peninsula, 1941)
Pang Han-jun, Dear Soldier, 1941)
Park Ki-chae, Straits of Chosun, 1943)
Han Hyung-mo, The Hand of Destiny, 1954)
Han Hyung-mo, Hyperbolae of Youth, 1956)
Han Hyung-mo, Madame Freedom, 1956)
Lee Yong-min, Holiday in Seoul, 1956)
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Nam June Paik: Electronic Performance

Nam June Paik at FLUXUS Festspiele Neuster Musik, 1962
Marshall McLuhan in Suite 212, 1977
Pamela Susa and Ken Armstrong in Global Groove, 1973
Wolfgang Ramsbott films Nam June Paik, 1962
Nam June Paik in The Medium is the Medium, 1969
Allen Ginsberg and Peter Orlowsky in Allan, n` Allen`s Complaint, 1982
Charlotte Moorman in A Tribute to John Cage, 1972
Merce Cunningham in Merce by Merce by Paik, 1975
Nam June Paik and Charlotte Moorman in Guadalcanal Requiem, 1977
Joseph Beuys and Nam June Paik in Coyote III, Piano Duet, 1984
David Bowie and La La La Human Steps in Wrap Around the World, 1988
Allan Kaprow in Allan, n’ Allen’s Complaint, 1982
Allen Ginsberg in Good Morning Mr. Orwell, 1984
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Digilog(ue)

Κim Joon, Cradle Song-blue fish, 2009
Hansol Huh, Expression | Text Abstract | Conversation | Men in suit, 2008
Joo Myoung Song, Aesthetica 003, 2009
Keryoon Han, From right to left, 2009

 

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