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2020 ACC CONTEXT < Solidarity Spores >

Solidarity Spores sheds new light on the history of the Non-Aligned Movement and the accompanying cultural and artistic practices; in doing so, it asks how the spirit of solidarity can liberate us from division and conflict resulting from neoliberal globalization. Through visual manifestations of historical time and space that younger generations have not experienced before, artistic practices featured in the exhibition instill hopes and possibilities for a new world order, equality and communal history.

2020 ACC CONTEXT < Solidarity Spores >
  • Date2020.5.15(Fri) - 10.25(Sun)
  • Time10:00–18:00 ※Closed on Mondays
  • PlaceSpace 3 / Space 4
  • Age LimitAll ages
  • Price KRW 2,000 (ACC Creation Exhibition Package)
  • TicketACC Website / Ticket Booth
  • Contact+82- 1899-5566

About

The Asia Culture Center (ACC) has been presenting a new vision for the future by examining Asia’s histories and cultures through artistic practices within the global context. With growing interest in ASEAN countries and their expanding role in the global arena alongside Korea, China and Japan, new definitions of community and new hopes of solidarity are possible for Asia in the 21st century. In this context, the Asia Culture Center presents a special international exhibition Solidarity Spores, which explores dynamic traces left by artistic practices by touching on the themes of the “Non-Aligned Movement,” “community” and “solidarity.” The exhibition sheds new light on the history of the Non-Aligned Movement and the accompanying cultural and artistic practices; in doing so, it asks how the spirit of solidarity can liberate us from division and conflict resulting from neoliberal globalization. Through visual manifestations of historical time and space that younger generations have not experienced before, artistic practices featured in the exhibition instill hopes and possibilities for a new world order, equality and communal history.

 

Solidarity Spores does not speak on behalf of a particular historical or political stance. The relationship between the Non-Aligned Movement and artistic practices has spurred the growth of cultural output without attaching political strings. Through the exhibition, we seek to identify how this relationship led to cultural solidarity, adaptations in artistic practices, and changes in our perceptions. Used as a metaphorical reference to resistance and solidarity, the titular word “spore” is an acknowledgement to the No Containment. MSSA, the museum as spore (No-contención. MSSA, el museo como espora), a project featured at the Chilean Museum of Solidarity Salvador Allende (MSSA, Museo de la Solidaridad Salvador Allende). The MSSA opened its doors for the citizens of Chile in the early 1970s with donations of works from artists around the world. Since then, it has embodied the spirit of solidarity as a “spore” that revitalizes and spreads the movement through cultural expressions that transcend time and space. The exhibition Solidarity Spores seeks to expand the concept of solidarity to include flexible and sustainable artistic practices of today.

 

Solidarity Spores is spearheaded by six curators or teams including  Bojana Piškur; Vali Mahlouji/Archaeology of the Final Decade; Seonghee Kim; Sulki and Min / Tetsuya Goto; Dongjin Seo; and Sungwon Kim. Addressing the Non-Aligned Movement from a cultural and artistic viewpoint, Bojana Piškur’s Southern Constellations: The Poetics of the Non-Aligned, Gwangju Station focuses on the cultural solidarity between the Eastern European and Asian coun-tries. Vali Mahlouji / Archaeology of the Final Decade’s archival work A Utopian Stage: Festival of Arts, Shiraz-Persepolis recreates the most experimental and unique art festival of the 1960s and 1970s that juxtaposes the traditional and the avant-garde. Naeem Mohaiemen’s Two Meetings and a Funeral and Hyun-Suk Seo’s The Age of Future probe the idea of the Third World project, searching for tensions, discords and divisions that stem from neoliberal globalization. The Interdisciplinary Arts Project brings together Asia’s traditions, politics, and cultures of today with implications for the post-globalization era through these works: the sound installations of Kick the Machine Documentary Collective, led by  Apichatpong Weerasethakul; Ho Rui An’s performance; and the collaboration between Eka Kurniawan and Bek Hyunjin. Common Interests: Conversation of Young East Asian Graphic Designers features thirteen individuals or teams of graphic designers while Solidarity in Everyday Life: Simple Suggestions from the Next Generation of Artists presents twelve of the next generation Korean artists. The “spores” of their imagination show the flexible and easygoing kind of solidarity applicable for everyday life in the “here and now” as well as for the future. This exhibition made possible the Non-Aligned Reader, the first publication of its kind in Asia that provides insight into the movement. An in-depth look at the publication will be made through a public lecture series, Solidarity School, to analyze the history of the Non-Aligned Movement and its current and future implications for Asia.

 

Curators & Artists
Hosted by

Asia Culture Center

Produced by

Asia Culture Institute

In collaboration with Moderna Galerija and Seoul Museum of Art
Sponsored by

Culture Flipper

Directed by
Sungwon Kim
Curated by
Bojana Piškur, Vali Mahlouji / Archaeology of the Final Decade,  Seonghee Kim, Sulki and Min / Tetsuya Goto, Dongjin Seo, Sungwon Kim
Artists
Naeem Mohaiemen | Hyun-Suk Seo  | Vali Mahlouji / Archaeology of the Final Decade | Ho Rui An | Kick the Machine Documentary Collective | Eka Kurniawan and Bek Hyunjin | Museo de la Solidaridad Salvador Allende | Yun Choi and Kimberly Lee | Sehyun Lee | Donggeun Lee | Jeamin Cha | Song Min Jung | Yoon Jeewon |  Haneyl Choi | Kang Seung Lee | Ji Hye Yeom | Part-time Suite | Kim Heecheon and Sangun Ho | Moonjung Hwang | Giang Nguyen | Rikako Nagashima  | Related Department | Yui Takada | Januar Rianto | Bae Minkee | Sydney Sie and  Zen Yun Zon | So Hashizume | Gideon-Jamie | Huruf | Hong Eungjoo | Saki Ho | Shin In-ah
Program
SOLIDARITY SCHOOL
Title

SOLIDARITY SCHOOL

Period

Sep. 11 (Fri.) - Nov. 21 (Sat.), 2020 / 10 lecture sessions

Venues and Dates
  • The same lectures will be given in Seoul and Gwangju. Gwangju lectures are offered as a part of the Second Half-year ACC Citizens Academy.
  • Seoul Museum of Art (Seoul): every Friday during the period, 4 pm, excluding Chuseok holidays
  • Asia Culture Center (Gwangju): every Saturday during the period, 3 pm, excluding Chuseok holidays
Hosted by

Asia Culture Center

Co-organized by

Asia Culture Institute, Seoul Museum of Art

PERFORMANCE
Title

The people vs. the Real Economy

Date October 2020 (※ specific date to be announced)

Venue

Space 4, ACC Creation
Artist Ho Rui An
Major Works
The 6th International Exhibition of Graphic Arts, Moderna galerija Ljubljana, 1965
Flags of the participating countries in front of the museum, Photo courtesy of Moderna galerija Ljubljana Photo Archive
Abstract figure placed in the Belgrade neighborhood of Dedinje, representing the three principles of non-alignment: peace, equality and international co-operation, September 1961
Photo courtesy of Museum of Yugoslavia, Belgrade
S. Priyanto, Biscuit Mountain, 1975
Color lithograph, 78x40cm, Courtesy of Koroska galerija likovnih umetnosti, Slovenj Gradec
Rafikun Nabi, Poet,  1980
Print, 96.5x110cm, Courtesy of Contemporary Art Center of Montenegro
Agnes Clara Ovando Sans De Franck, Bundle of Coca Leaves, 1983
Oil on canvas, 60.5x73cm, Courtesy of Contemporary Art Center of Montenegro
International Trade Fair in Lagos, Nigeria, entrance, 1977
Photo courtesy of Zoran and Ljiljana Bojovic
작품이미지
Shahr-e Qesseh (City of Tales), Bijan Mofid (playwright & director), University Hall, 1968
World Premiere, Commissioned by the 2nd Festival of Arts, Courtesy of Dariush Hajir and Bijan Mofid Foundation
작품이미지
Orghast Part II, Ted Hughes, Mahin Tajaddod (playwrights), with excerpts from Calderon, Seneca, Achile and Leon Chant, Peter Brook, Arby Ovanessian, Geoffrey Reeves, Andrei Serban (directors),  Naqsh-e Rostam, 1971

International Centre for Theatre Research, Commissioned by the Festival and the French Ministry of Culture, with the participation of the Ford
and Gulbenkian Foundations and UNESCO

World Premiere, Commissioned by the Festival of Arts, Courtesy of Archaeology of the Final Decade

작품이미지
Poster of Third World Theatre – 2nd World Festival and Conference, 1973
Designed by Ghobad Shiva/ Commissioned by 7th Festival of Arts, Shiraz-Persepolis, Courtesy of Archaeology of the Final Decade
Naeem Mohaiemen, Two Meetings and a Funeral, 2017
Installation view at Tranzit, Budapest, Courtesy of the artist
Ji Hye Yeom, AI Octopus, 2020
Single Channel Moving Image, 16min 35sec, Commissioned by Asia Culture Center, Courtesy of the artist
Yun Choi and Kimberly Lee, Doomsday Video, 2020
Single channel video, 14min 43sec, Commissioned by Asia Culture Center, Courtesy of the artist
Kang Seung Lee, untitled (la revolución es la solución!), 2017
Installation view at Artpace San Antonio, Photography by Adam Schreiber
Kim Heecheon and Sangun Ho, Loose Solidarity (smoke), 2017
Pencil and color pencil on paper, 18.5x26cm, Courtesy of the artist
Place Info.

ACC Creation, Space 3 / Space 4

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