Mellissa Kavaenagh started her presentation after our lunch. She talked about the 6th Asia Pacific Triennial Contemporary Art. She said they called APT6. Well, I would love to work in this kind of biennial or triennial art exhibitions, since they seem much more professional than my independent curating. The scale of the exhibition looks way bigger than what we have been talking about before.
Pich Sopheap's work totally reminded me of a bamboo wife(zukbuin). And it was quite conceptual art in that sense when you think of a bamboo wife, however, the shape of buddah's or the arrangement of these works showed some different ideas rather than a conceptual art exhibition of using bamboo wives. It became more abstract and representative work to me when it realized in a space with the relation of other objects.
Then it was me. I talked about my curator residency at the Guesthouse Project in Cork, Ireland and my future residency at Raumars in Rauma, Finland.
Of course, I talked about Ki Woun Shin, the Korean artist I invited to the Guesthouse Project and Zsolt Kozma, the Hungarian curator I invited and his Videospace as well. Also, I talked about the Ilhyun Museum Travel Grant which offered more reasons to go to Ireland, and I also mentioned several aritsts; Marianne Csaky, Roxana Manouchehri, Irene Murphy, and the Quiet Club.
After me, Heaji Kim told us about her exhibitions at Vector Aritsts-Run Space. I remember seeing the advertisement about
before, now I know it was by Heaji. She mentioned the area of Mulladong, where a lot of factories are located in as well as artstis' studios. I knew about this area before because a lot of people recommended me for getting an office here for curating, but since I used to work for a German company around this area in 2008, I didn't really go back that area again except when I had to do all the translations. It is quite interesting to look at some places with any personal memories. Anyway, her project is fantastic and the patron and sponsors she mentioned were also very interesting because they sounded very much just like us, art lovers.