한 개 열린 구멍 (2015)
비디오, 사운드, 30분 10초
한국문화예술위원회 인사미술공간 2015 커미션

한 개 열린 구멍은 인미공 뿐 아니라 한국 현대미술계의 활동도 가장 활발했던 2000년부터 2008년까지의 인미공 아카이브 속에서 자꾸 감지되는, 근과거로부터 오늘날에 이르는 어떤 효과들에 대한 작업이다. 영상은 인미공에 아카이빙된 도록, 자료집, 각종 서류 등에서 추출한 말과 이미지들의 산발적인 병렬과 함께 전시과정을 헐겁게 패턴화한 일련의 퍼포먼스를 교차시킨다. 미술실천의 치열한 유산들 속에서 발견되는 세계화에 적응하기 위한 노력들, 작가가 작가로 육성되기 위한 지침들의 흔적을 미술의 현재적 자리에 대한 질문으로 바꿔본다.

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One Opening (2015)
Video with sound, 30’ 10”
Commissioned by ARCO Insa Art Space 2015

Insa Art Space (Seoul, Korea) has a peculiar status as an ‘alternative exhibition space founded and backed by the state.’ Such situation has been creating a permanent tension between the cultural policies of the government and the gallery, whose function and status has been continuously fluctuating as a result. One Opening was created from documents in Insa Art Space’s archive from 2000 to 2008, the period when the Korean contemporary art scene was at its peak in terms of activeness, dealing with a certain effect that can be sensed in the archive and that has persisted since a close past until the present. The video follows the preparation process of an exhibition of which it is a part—in parallel with scattered montages of images, words, sounds from catalogues, documentations and managerial papers exhumed from the archive of Insa Art Space—and shows a performative, in some way symbolic, performance being staged with the gallery’s curators taking part. One Opening discovers, among the intense legacy of art practices from the past, the remnants of attempts at adapting to globalization and guidelines for artists to be promoted as an artist and transform the vestiges into a question about the present status of the art.

* One Opening was commissioned by Insa Art Space’s 2015 curator workshop exhibition titled After-piece.

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