Hosted by the Seoul Metropolitan Government and organized by SeMA, Seoul Mediacity Biennale reflects the city’s regional characteristics and expand the concept of media. In this year’s Biennale, SeMA’s shifting and experimenting its structure from the appointed directorship on each edition to a collective curatorship in collaboration with the museum’s curatorial department. The “Collectives” who are experts from diverse fields of arts and science in Korea are invited in the hope of creating the art biennale as a multiplex intellectual platform and rebranding itself as a cultural destination. By promoting exchanges and communication among various fields including art, economics, environment, politics, social science, etc., the event aims to open up new opportunities for change within the society and increase public access to cultural arts by providing an open space for citizens and international viewers.
Seoul Mediacity Biennale 2018 aims to explore and discuss with the multitude what this notion of a “good life”, which is both an eternal compass and an ever-changing chameleon, could mean for us in these times.
Participants: Adbusters, Archive of the People, ByungJun Kwon,Critical Art Ensemble, Dirk Fleischmann, Disabled Women’s Theatre Group, Display Distribute, Dongdaemun Rooftop Paradise, Dukjin Chang, Eun Me Ahn, FACTORY Collective, Greenpeace East Asia Seoul Office, Haneyl Choi, Hankil Ryu, Hyengjoon Park, Hyun Tak Kim, Ignito, Jeong-Soo Kan, Jeoung Jae Chou, Jung-Kyoo Choi, Jungtae Eun, Kate Raworth, Kearn-Hyung Ahn, Ki-Hyun Jung, Kyoung-ryung Seong, Kyung Ae Ro, Listen to the City, meetingroom, Michel Bauwens, Minja Gu, Mixrice Monoskop (Dušan Barok), Namwoo Bae (Elisa Giardina Papa Sterling Crispin), Sangdon Kim, SEAWEED, Seendosi, Sey Min (David Ha Gene Kogan Mario Klingemann Mike Tyka Minha Yang Ross Goodwin Oscar Sharp Seung Joon Choi Shinseungback Kimyonghun), Soyung Lee, island Collective (Dongchan Kim Seonghong Min Mingyu Song Jinyo Choi Seokjun HA Gyunghyun Hwang, Welfare State Youth Network (WSYN), Wol Sik Kim, Wonhwa Yoon Jeewon Yoon, Yangachi, Yeon Ock Ko JAT Project.
Seoul Mediacity Biennale
Seoul Museum of Art (SeMA)
September 6–November 18, 2018