Open Media Festival in Singapore, ISKAI curates the European Section
▶ Dates : 29 May – 31 May 2015 (7pm-11pm)
▶ Place : Gillman Barracks outdoor space, Space Cottonseed, Future Perfect Gallery
▶Curators : Sungyeon Kim, Inmigong, Stephanie Seungmin Kim, Seungah Lee, David Teh and Urich Lau
* Stephanie Seungmin Kim curates the European Section, showcasing media art works by Gina Czarnecki, Uriel Orlow, Laure Prouvost, Semiconductor, Adriane Wachholz and Mark Wallinger
▶EDBS (Economic Development Board Singapore), Space Cottonseed, Future Perfect Gallery,
▶Sponsors: Embassy of the Republic of Korea Singapore, Gillman Barrack Assoication, Arts Council Korea, National Arts Council Singapore, Singapore Airline, Singapore Tourism, National Art Council Singapore (t.b.c)
▶Artists: Kira Kim, Jaewook Lee, Joon Lee, Bohyung Yoon, Chen Sai Hua Kuan, Chun Kai Qun, Joo Choon Lin, Liao Jiekai, Lim Shengen, Marcel Gaspa, together with a special section on European and African artists
2015 marks the 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Singapore and South Korea. In order to commemorate these two countries’ friendship, this OPEN MEDIA ART FESTIVAL will be curated and held in Singapore’s Gillman Barrack, supported by the companies and governmental bodies that hold strong links between these two nations.
Gillman Barrack was founded 2 years ago specifically to form Art Village to signify the vibrant art scene of singpaore as the core centre of South Eastern Asia .
This exhibition will present a forum for dialogue and exchange, whilst at the same time sharing memories of the entwined journeys that enabled these two countries’ to follow paths of miraculous economic growth. Fittingly, the OPEN MEDIA ART FESTIVAL has a them of “The Moment of Karma”.
“The moment of Karma” signifies the law of the moral causation that also lies in the psychic of Oriental doctrine as well as the gathering of artists’ works at a given time under special commemoration.
As the OPEN MEDIA ART FESTIVAL also celebrates the unusual outdoor screening and the audiences are encouraged to view the media art works in open air. This suits the characteristics of Singapore’s park culture, and stands at the cross section where art meets life.