November 13, 2019 - National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Gwacheon - Re-inventing Archive: Design, Architecture, Visual Culture
November 13, 2019

National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Gwacheon

Courtesy National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art.

Re-inventing Archive: Design, Architecture, Visual Culture
MMCA Research Forum 2019
November 29, 2019

National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul
30 Samcheong-ro, Jongno-gu
03062 Seoul
Republic of Korea

www.mmca.go.kr
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In art museums, archives gather pieces of the past and incorporate a contemporary layer to them to create a whole new narrative. Amid the recent increase in exhibitions and events covering a wide range of genres from craft, design to construction in museums, the need for collection and archiving of such disciplines is also on the rise. The Forum is designed to put forward and contemplate on archives as a means of collecting and exploring design, architecture and visual culture.

The Forum consists of two sessions: the first session touches upon archives that are institutionalized, or constructed within institutional framework. By observing how Asian institutions, in early stage of archiving, collect and research archives, the session fosters debates on how we can intervene in and contemplate on the past through archiving, while also seeking a different narrative for history through the relationship between exhibitions and archives. The second session explores how publications that could be easily accessed by anyone—especially continuing and non-continuing publications, which were issued in the 1990s and 2000s, left historical footprints as a document, containing micro narratives of their time.

Session 1 Exhibition, Archive, History Writing
Ikko Yokoyama (Lead Curator, Design & Architecture, M+ Hong Kong)
Chung Dah-young (Curator, Architecture, MMCA, Korea)

Session 2 Publication, Micro-archiving, Discourse
Yongwoo Lee (media culture historian)
Kay Jun (design writer, Publisher of Aprilsnow Press)
Jang Un Kim (curator, writer)

Moderated by Helen Jungyeon Ku (Curator, MMCA, Korea)

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