Speaker | Pil Joo Jung
Curator, Art Critic
2019.12.22 (Sun.) 15:00-16:30
Haohe Hall, 2F, Onehome Art Hotel
About the Talk
Pil Joo Jung will give a lecture on alternative ways of holding an art exhibition in South Korea and underline the meaning of curating experimental/conceptual art exhibitions in urban environments. She will discuss this topic in a context of the following subjects: type of venue, genre, sustainability, artist, audience and network.
Offices, in general, rarely function as places where artworks are shown like in museums or commercial galleries. They, nevertheless, have new potential to work as alternative art spaces. In her talk, Pil Joo will discuss the new possibilities of office spaces in urban environment through introducing her projects in Seoul: Curator Salon and Conceptual Yeonnam, platforms for art practitioners and artists to build network, share ideas, and create new contents.
For almost two years on monthly basis Pil Joo has been organizing experimental art projects in the Projectroom Yeonnam, an alternative art space in the formal office. During the talk Pil Joo will introduce seven experimental art shows that were held there including performances, installations, sound art, perfume art, and will explain how the art practices can transform a non-art related place into an alternative art space and which factors are pivotal in this process. Furthermore, she will talk overall about experimental art, non-traditional art spaces and highlight the differences between ‘alternative space’, ‘new space’ and ‘artist-run space’ in South Korea.
About the Curator
Pil Joo Jung is a curator, art critic and director of A.C.S based in Seoul, South Korea. Her major curatorial projects for A.C.S include Conseptual Yeonnam, a series of events showcasing experimental art, and Curator Salon, a platform that helps curators and artists to nurture dialogue with the public, share ideas and create new contents. Pil Joo Jung is also a PhD candidate in sociology of art at the Seoul National University. Her professional interests span artists’ identity, digitization of cultural contents, artists’ welfare and hidden work; furthermore she is involved in discourse on promotion of creators’ welfare, protection of the rights of artists and problems associated with contemporary art market.
Pil Joo Jung was a curator of the gallery JAC affiliated with Jangahnpyeng Automotive Center in 2018 and worked as a coordinator for Counselling Center on Unfair Treatment of Artists run by Seoul Metropolitan Government from 2017 to 2019. The selected exhibitions she curated include “Condensed minds are bone-chilling-Part 1”(2019), “Words revolving in my mind”(2018), “City Drive in the Winter”(2017), “Visual quest 234”(2017) and “Dialogue Project”(2017, 2016).
In 2018 Pil Joo Jung had a curatorial residency at HIAP (Helsinki International Artist Program) in Finland; in 2019 she joined as an expert to MAP (Month of Art Practice) in Hanoi. Pil Joo Jung is an author of the book “The Wives who Became the Shine of Prominent Painters in Korea” (2006) and regularly contributes articles to art magazines such as Weekly Kyung Hyang, Misul Segye and Monthly Artist. She runs a website dedicated to Korean contemporary art “Art in Korea” (artinkorea.org) featuring articles written in non-Korean languages.