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“Common Front, Affectively”, artistic exploration of emotion and sensation at the Nam June Paik Art Center in South Korea

Until 24 June 2018, the Nam June Paik Art Center presents “Common Front, Affectively”, a special exhibition that shows different standpoints of contemporary art about the propagation of emotion and sensation. This exhibition is curated by Hyunjeung Kim (Curator, Nam June Paik Art Center) and Seong Eun Kim (Chief researcher, LEEUM Samsung Museum of Art).

In the rapid development of digitally networked environments, we are participant observers who go through and at the same time bring about social and political changes so far unknown.

Thirteen artists (teams) working with video, installation, sound, performance and design, capture different formations and movements of affects. Their works of art raise questions on how individuals transpose their feelings to common values. These works also turn to a world transformed by technologies on an emotional level and probe the ways technologies affect the mind through the response to social issues and the rethinking of the self-other relationships.

In « Common Front, Affectively », the relations between the individual and the collectivity with a special regard to connectivity and isolation, between the affects manifested and controlled, come to the fore on the waves of a multitude of voices.

Artists: Hyewon Kwon, Daum Kim, Ragnar Kjartansson / The National, Rosalind Nashashibi, Bojan Djordjev (with Katarina Popović and Siniša Ilić), Cécile B. Evans, Ed Atkins, Ignas Krunglevičius, Yunjung Lee, Everyday Practice, Femke Herregraven, Yang Ah Ham, Minki Hong

More information here

1/ Daum Kim (Korea), Blind Land, 2016, 4-channel HD video, 8-channel audio installation, color, sound, 9:00

2/ Ignas Krunglevičius (Lithuania), 4-2. Confessions, 2011, 8 single-channel videos, sound, 55:00