On December 4, New York-based curator Barbara London will be in conversation with artists Haru Ji and Eunsu Kang, whose provocative work is featured in the 2019 Korean Media Arts Festival. The three will discuss how technology inspires artists to be fearless about experimenting with evolving tools and advance their practice.
Barbara London is a longtime media art curator, writer and professor who founded the video exhibition and collection programs at the Museum of Modern Art, where she worked between 1973 and 2013. Her new book, Video/Art, The First Fifty Years, is being released by Phaidon Press in January 2020.
Toronto-based Haru Ji and Pittsburgh-based Eunsu Kang both wear several hats, as media artists, researchers and professors engaged with human-machine interfaces and interactivity with A-Life and AI techniques. Their artmaking involves a profound understanding of hardware and software, which steadily undergo upgrades that challenge their innovations.
Together Barbara London, Haru Ji and Eunsu Kang will look at art and experimental research processes, in particular interactivity and what has been labeled “interface culture.”
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Technoimagination, the theme of the Korean Media Arts Festival 2019, introduces to New York the unique situation and characteristics of media art in Korea, as a leader of IT, in a post-media or post-digital contemporary art era. Presented at The Sylvia Wald & Po Kim Gallery (SWPK) are the exhibition sub-themes Technoimagination: Memories in Time and Space and Technoimagination: Living Data, featuring works by Chan Sook Choi, Yoon Chung Han, Haru Ji & Graham Wakefield, Eunsu Kang & Collaborators, Hahkyung Darline Kim, Beikyoung Lee, and Cheol-Woong Sim.
The Korean Media Arts Festival 2019 is organized by the Donghwa Cultural Foundation, sponsored by the Korea Foundation, and presented in collaboration with SWPK and Harvestworks.