This Fall 2020, the Korean Cultural Center highlights an artist and a collective. From September 3 to 30, 2020 Jung Seung, and from September 11 to November 6, 2020, “Real DMZ project: Negotiating Borders”.
Jung Seung exhibition - September 3 to 30, 2020 (2nd floor)
After completing his studies at Paris-Cergy National Advanced Arts School – Ecole nationale supérieure d’arts – in 2006, Korean artist Jung Seung presents his work for the first time in France. The current health crisis being for him the occasion to show concepts of meeting and distancing, as well as a reflection on the principle of data refraction. As a matter of fact, the artist tries to explain how data change and move from one system to another. Following his “The Prometheus’s String” art project started in 2016, and based on mediatic fragmentation, Jung Seung presents this time a collection of works highlighting the tenuous link between art, science and technology.
Real DMZ Project exhibition - September 11 to November 6, 2020 at the Korean Cultural Center (1st floor) and from September 12 to October 31, 2020 at the FIMINCO foundation
Created in 2012 by Gwangju Biennale Foundation and Art Sonje Center director and exhibition curator Kim Sunjung, Real DMZ Project is an ongoing contemporary art project focusing on researches conducted in the demilitarized zone (DMZ) between South Korea and North Korea. It shows the work of a group of artists known on the international contemporary art stage.
Working on this unique and complex area, artists present recent works through varied materials: paintings, photographs, installation, sculpture, video… In their creations, they use the most varied supports (even boards collected in the DMZ), facing their sensitivities, their perceptions, and the realities of the divided Korean peninsula.
Both exhibitions are the occasion to visit the premises of the Korean Cultural Center that moved to the rue de la Boétie in November 2019. On the basement, the first rooms take us to the traditional universe of Korea, with the recreation of the inside of a Korean house, different items from the tableware, and even a corner devoted to the Korean alphabet, with virtual reality headsets telling us all about the secrets of this language. One last space, more modern, shines a light on today’s Korean cinema and music.
Dates and Opening Time
From 2 September 2020 to 6 November 2020
Centre culturel Coréen
20 Rue la Boétie
75008 Paris 8
Métro ligne 9 et 13 station "Miromesnil"