Lightbox announces the programme for the 4th edition of the My Art Guides Venice Meeting Point under the title of “Asia Focus”.
The Venice Meeting Point was established in 2015: a platform created to encourage an international dialogue in contemporary art and to foster the collaboration between visual artists, art organisations and the international arts community alike, meanwhile cultivating a deeper public engagement in the arts.
The Venice Meeting Point, at a short distance from the entrance to the Arsenale, is located at a private Navy Officer’s Club, the club opens it doors exclusively for 5 days during the Biennale opening week – May 7-11, 2019 – to friends and partners of My Art Guides. This year the Venice Meeting Point offers a dense cultural programme and the 2019 main cultural partner is MMCA Korea supported by SBS Foundation.
MMCA – MUSEUM OF MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY ART KOREA
SUPPORTED BY SBS FOUNDATION
Tilted Scenes – What do you see?
curated by Jowoon Park
The National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art presents a show, supported by SBS Foundation and curated by Jowoon Park which will features the works of nine Korean artists that raise topics related to the ‘unseen’: phenomena such as social systems, rules, concepts of nation, identity and ideology that restrict our thoughts and actions. The power of the unseen exists, controlling us, throughout the world, but this project is meaningful in that all the stories from its nine selected artists are specifically rooted or attached to local contexts in South Korea. The unseen blinds us to the paradise around us and sometimes leads us astray, onto highly isolated paths. Yet we remain unaware of its power. By awakening viewers to their surroundings, this project will finally lead them towards perspectives that can bring paradise into view.
SBS Foundation is supporting MMCA for this show
SBS Seoul Broadcasting System is a national South Korean television and radio network company. In March 2000, the company legally became known as SBS, changing its corporate name from Seoul Broadcasting System.
presenting a series of work by the Korean artist Koo Jeong A
Koo Jeong A has been working since 1990 on the reinvention of spaces with site specifc works. Her works frequently include architectural elements, drawings, fictions, poetries, publications, installations, sculptures, films, audio works and architecture projects. Koo’s most recent project is a glow-in-the-dark skatepark series. The first skatepark named OTRO was built in 2012 in collaboration with L’Escault Architectures, and was erected on Vassivière Island, France. The second, EVERTO, was built in 2015 in Liverpool, UK for the 2015 Liverpool Biennale; and most recently ARROGATION was built in 2016 in Sao Paulo for the 32nd Bienal de Sao Paulo.
Köenig Gallery is based in Berlin and currently represents 38 international, emerging and established artists, mostly belonging to a younger generation. The programme’s focus is on interdisciplinary, concept-oriented and space-based approaches in a variety of media including sculpture, video, sound, painting, printmaking, photography and performance. In May 2015, Köenig took up a second location at St. Agnes, a monumental former church built in the 1960s in the Brutalist style, which serves as a show storage. After substantial renovations Köenig reopened in Dessauerstraße in May 2016. KÖNIG participates in international art fairs such as Art Basel, Frieze Art Fair, London, FIAC, Paris and Art Basel Miami Beach.
supporting the Special Project by Ryoji Ikeda at the Biennale Arte 2019
Audemars Piguet is the oldest fine watchmaking manufacturer still in the hands of its founding families (Audemars and Piguet). Since 1875, the company has written some of the finest chapters in the history of Haute Horlogerie, including a number of world firsts. In the Vallée de Joux, at the heart of the Swiss Jura, numerous masterpieces are created in limited series embodying a remarkable degree of horological perfection, including daring sporty models, classic and traditional timepieces, splendid ladies’ jewellery-watches, as well as one-of-a-kind creations. Since 2012, Audemars Piguet has fostered a creative dialogue between contemporary art and Haute Horlogerie, commissioning artists to realise a variety of art projects, notably offering a creative interpretation of the Manufacture’s origins, or approaching the themes of complexity and precision. Audemars Piguet supports the Special Project by Ryoji Ikeda at the 58th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia.