Koganecho x Seoul. Bring the city to life with the power of art
In the artist-in-residence promotion project implemented by Kanagawa Prefecture, domestic and foreign artists stay in the prefecture for a certain period of time, utilize the local cultural resources to disseminate cultural arts, and in addition to promoting cultural arts, the local area. It is an effort to connect to the bustle. In 2019, the art exhibition "the Narrative in their Eyes" being held at the Site-A Gallery under the elevated studio in Kogane-cho, Naka-ku, Yokohama has been adopted.
I experienced a story spun by seven Seoul-based artists in Koganecho.
The Koganecho area used to be lined with illegal sex shops. Efforts are underway to form a creative and distinctive "neighborhood" through art so that this will never be returned to the past.
Yoo Sung-jun , the inventor of this project, is a Korean film director who participated in the 2015-2016 Koganecho Artist in Residence Program, and is also a writer who creates works using various methods. After returning to Japan, while producing video works, he is also focusing on an exchange program between up-and-coming artists active in Seoul and Koganecho.
“Participating in the residence in Koganecho was the biggest“ learning ”in my life. Not only was it inspired by the director and colleagues, but I also walked to the sea while thinking. Do research for your work in Noge. Kanagawa Prefecture is a very exciting place for artists, with mountains, rivers and the sea nearby, but also with abundant cultural facilities such as museums. Returning to Seoul, my hometown Tell your fellow artists about your experience here and interact with KoganechoI want to continue the flow. "
The exhibition has two major parts, "light" and "dark". This is "Ming" that makes use of the white wall. The works of Seoul artists gathered from Yoo Sung Joon 's connection in Korea are on display.
And the other central figure is Ahn Jonghyun . After studying photography at university, he runs the gallery "Space 55", which is a renovated old garment factory in downtown Seoul, in parallel with his creative activities.
"I heard that there is a place where artists can express themselves freely, so I came to Japan for the first time. Since the exhibition environment is different from Korea, the works on display will be newly introduced after coming to preview in March. It was made. The reaction of the customers in the gallery is different from that of Seoul, so I'm really looking forward to it. "
This is the "dark" exhibition space. The building, which has a history of being an illegal sex shop, is intentionally left behind and used as a gallery. Upon entering the first floor, it has been first video work of Yoo Sung is screened, look back and meet the paintings of other artists who appeared in the video. The audience is Yoo Sung Joon Yu Sung Joon )
At the end of the stairs to the second floor is a pigment print photo of Ahn Jonghyun. It is a photograph of the old town of Seoul, most of which has been demolished and is said to be a landscape that no longer exists.
"Compared to South Korea, I feel that the passage of time is slower in Japan. Japan is regenerating the city while leaving old buildings, but in South Korea, old buildings are demolished, so the land History will disappear. In Koganecho, I feel that the intersection of the city and art allows us to slowly look back on the history of the land. "( Ann Jung-hyun )
"Koganecho has a dark and heavy history, but for artists, it stimulates their creation. I learned again that art has the power to regenerate the city." ( Yu Sung Joon )
Yoo Sung who stayed here 2 years experience It is a project.
After this, in July, an exhibition of artists from Koganecho will be held at Space 55 in Seoul. I want to connect the power of art to community development without ending the exchange of artists transiently. "
the Narrative in their Eyes
2019 International Exchange Program "Golden Mind 55"
A story spun by seven Seoul-based artists
[Venue] Studio underpass Site-A Gallery, Hachibankan
[Session] Now being held-until June 16, 2019 (Sun)
[Time] 11: 00-18: 30 * Closed on Mondays
■ Participating artists
Yoo Sung Jun Yoo Sung Jun
An Jong Hyun An Jong Hyun
Hong Hak Soon Hong Hak Soon
Lee In Kyun Bang Eun Kyum Bang Eun Kyum
Park Hyo Bin Park Hyo Bin
Yoo Jae Yoo Jae
Underpass Studio Site-A GalleryThis gallery is managed by the Koganecho Area Management Center. We support young artists who will be active in the futu ･･･Go to Yokohama's deep culture street "Koganecho"!2016.03.17
This gallery is managed by the Koganecho Area Management Center. We support young artists who will be active in the future regardless of genre. Exhibitions and workshops are held, including the "Koganecho Bazaar".
Address1-6 Koganecho, Naka-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa
Business HourIt depends on the event.
Credit CardYes (VISA, Master, AMEX)
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