Monday, August 31, 2009

Void of Memory - Platform 2009 Seoul opening Sept 2 - 25, 2009

“Void of Memory”

Platform in KIMUSA (The old Defense Security Command Site) / Artsonje Center of Platform 2009, Seoul

Ai Weiwei, AVPD, Seung Woo Back, Jin Hwan Bae, Young-whan Bae, Magnus Bärtås, Christian Boltanski, Nina Fischer & Maroan el Sani, Nayoungim & Gregory Maass, Shilpa Gupta, Mona Hatoum, HWANG Se-jun, Runa Islam, Jang min-seung + Jung Jae-il, Yeondoo Jung, Chosil Kil, Hyun-jin Kwak, Lee Bul, Seulgi Lee, Christian Marclay, Aiko Miyanaga, NOH Suntag, Park Chan Kyong, Jinnie Seo, Shimabuku, Taro Shinoda, Bob and Roberta Smith, Nedko Solakov, Camila Sposati, Sulki & Min, U Sunok, Jun Yang, Yangachi, Yee Sookyung, Tomoko Yoneda, Carey Young

Art Directed and Curated by: Sunjung Kim, Co-Curator(P1section): Mami Kataoka

Under the theme “Void of Memory,” Platform in KIMUSA of Platform 2009 is an exhibition that rediscovers the spaces that have been unused or forgotten for a period of time. Kimusa, the old site of the Defense Security Command (DSC) in Sogyeok-dong, is a meaningful place historically, architecturally, and culturally, because it has undergone several transformations up until today. The exhibition introduces diverse voices from both the mainstream and non-mainstream art worlds, and provides a vision for new institutions. These voices, after all, are the tools that open up the possibility of communication between the members of different communities in the city. Therefore, Platform in KIMUSA is an experimental ground on which critical and alternative discussions on “New Institutionalism” can be held through exhibitions and events. Platform in KIMUSA is comprised of diverse exhibition sections, events and lectures. There are four main sections: P1 is the main exhibition; P2 presents artists recommended by other artists; P3 features a series of projects curated by institutions; and P4 shows the visions of international art institutions. Public Programs and special events are also held throughout the project. Platform in KIMUSA, composed of the various sections above, explores new roles of art by focusing on diverse aspects of art that have been excluded or neglected from contemporary art discourses as well as unrecognized visions and voices of the art world.

Exhibition Opening: September 2, 2009 at 6 p.m.
Exhibition Period: September 3-25, 2009 (Open everyday)
Opening Hours: Free Visiting 5-9 p.m. (entrance until 8 p.m.)
Docent Tours 2, 3 and 4 p.m. (Reservation:
Venue: KIMUSA (The old Defense Security Command Site) / Artsonje Center
e-Booking: Interpark (
Address: 165 Sogyeok-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul / 144-2 Sogyeok-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul
Transport: Subway, Line 3 Anguk subway station exit 1. 10 min walk, opposite Gyeongbokgung Palace.

Art Directed and Curated by: Sunjung Kim, Co-Curator(P1section): Mami Kataoka
Organized by: SAMUSO:
Supported by: Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Korea, Centre Culturel Francais de Seoul, FranceExpress, CulturesFrance, Arts Council Korea, Japan Foundation, Royal Netherlands Embassy in Korea, Royal Danish Embassy in Korea
Media Sponsor: NAVER

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