January 27, 2015 - Nam June Paik Art Center - 2015 Random Access
January 27, 2015

2015 Random Access

2015 Random Access
29 January–31 May 2015

Opening: 29 January, 5pm
Opening performance: Seung Won Park, A Desirable Chaos

Nam June Paik Art Center
10 Paiknamjune-ro Giheung-gu
Yongin-si Gyeonggi-do
446-905 Korea

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Nam June Paik Art Center presents this year’s first special exhibition 2015 Random Access from January  29 to May 31. It is expected to reaffirm NJPAC’s mission to establish itself as a platform on which Nam June Paik’s artistic legacy and contemporary art meet and offer an opportunity to discuss the artistic form presented by artists of the new generation and its meanings. Co-curated by five curators from NJPAC, the exhibition features ten artists/teams in the spirit of challenge, distancing themselves from stereotypes about the genre, the form, and content of their works.
 
The participating artists include Siwon Kim+Jeewon Yoon+Soosung Lee, Woong Yong Kim, Dappertutto Studio, Seung Won Park, Yeong-Ran Suh, Jung Uk Yang, Min Oh, Sei Rhee, Mihye Cha and Eunjin Choi, who work in various genres and forms in a unique way. In their works, sound, performance, sculpture, installation, experimental film, video, etc. exist not as a fixed style but as something that move and mingle together fluidly.  As was suggested by Paik’s definition of an artist as “one who speculates about the future,”  the ten participating artists/teams are ceaselessly advancing towards the future, asking questions about the present life and art in their own way, across genres and forms.
 
The title Random Access came from Paik’s eponymous work presented in his first solo exhibition, EXPosition of music—ELectronic television(1963), in which the visitor produced sound by freely moving a tape head on the strips of audio tape, taken out of a cassette player and then stuck on the wall. This “exposition” of the sound randomly created by the participation of the audience, or to use Paik’s expression, “Random Access,” not only indicates the mode of information access in digital society, but also contains the keywords for Paik’s artistic practice, such as improvisation, indeterminacy, interaction, participation, and among others. Now in 2015, using the expression as the title of this special exhibition, NJPAC aims at finding new vitality in the contemporary art scene which has becoming increasingly commercialized and standardized and beginning to talk about the artistic languages presented by artists with the audience. In this context, 2015 Random Access provides various performances, artist’s talks, and workshops in line with the exhibition.

Artists
Siwon Kim+Jeewon Yoon+Soosung Lee, Woong Yong Kim, Dappertutto Studio, Seung Won Park, Yeong-Ran Suh, Jung Uk Yang, Min Oh, Sei Rhee, Mihye Cha, Eunjin Choi

Performances 
Eunjin Choi (with Jung Uk Yang), Self Generative Theater
10 April 4pm, 18 April 4pm, 19 April 2pm, 4pm

Yeong-Ran Suh, One Spot Adventure
2, 3 May 3pm, 6pm

Dappertutto Studio, Dappertutto Studio
30, 31 May 2pm

The schedule of performance could be changed.

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Curated by Kyunghwa Ahn, Sohyun Ahn, Yujean Rhee, Chaeyoung Lee and Sooyoung Lee

For press enquiries, contact press [​at​] njpartcenter.kr / T +82 31 201 8559 / F +82 31 201 8530

 

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