How should net art be classified, historicised, and exhibited, when time has elapsed between its initial production and its latter presentation? On view at the New Museum from 22 January to 26 May 2019, The Art Happens Here: Net Art's Archival Poetics presents 16 seminal artworks from Net Art Anthology, an ambitious two-year initiative undertaken...
Times Art Center Berlin is a non-profit art institution located in the Potsdamer Strasse Art District of Berlin. It was founded in July 2018 by the Guangdong Times Museum, a non-profit private art museum in the Pearl River Delta (PRD) region of China, making this the first parallel institution founded overseas by an Asia-based art museum. Its...
'Poems are like sentences that have taken their clothes off.' Marlene Dumas' poetic and sensual refrain accompanies her figurative watercolours on view in Possibilities for a Non-Alienated Life, the fourth edition of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale (KMB) in the southern state of Kerala, India (12 December 2018–29 March 2019).Dumas' new series...
Axel Vervoordt Gallery is eager to present Bae Bien-U's solo exhibition Cycle, as a continuation of the artist's previous exhibitions ConvexConcave (2011) and Counterbalance (2014). In Cycle, the Korean photographer offers a close view of different series, spanning from 1981 until 2018. During his travels to the Korean island of Jeju, Bae Bien-U captured the various elements of nature playing, such as wind, sea, and earth. The landscape of Jeju is marked by water and small volcanic mountains, called 'oreum' in Jeju dialect, that are covered with rich vegetation, grass and trees. It is the wind, called 'baram', that gives energy and motion to the otherwise static landscapes. Through his photographs entitled JEJU, SEA, BRM ('baram') and OM ('oreum'), Bae Bien-U aims to contemplate on the ever repeating dynamic of a natural phenomenon, such as the typhoon. As the artist explains himself, 'it is the nature of Nature to flow back to its origin':
'Autumn in Jeju Island is typhoon season. I grew up on the island next to the sea. There was never anything more electric than the typhoon's approach–an ominous, foreboding anticipation. And then, it's arrival. Trees ripped apart. Roof tiles torn into the sky. Boats pushed up on the shore. At the typhoon's peak, the mind is still. A state of numb paralysis. The wind blusters. Objects are sent in all directions.
When a typhoon approaches, the sea falls silent. Rocks and trees around mountain streams begin to hold moisture in anticipation. Fierce waves crash against the shore. Water rises violently. The valleys are flooded like the base of a waterfall. Nevertheless, in merely a day or so, the sea is once again blessed with peace and sunlight. Lucid, crystal-clear water drizzle down the streams.
My work contemplates the typhoon. The lens explores nature's influence through the mountain streams when the first signs appear, and again next to the sea at the event's peak to feel its tremendous energy. The meditation continues until silence regains.
The typhoon's rise and fall is an inspiration about nature's cycles. In stillness and quietude, one experiences a sudden flash of enlightenment that the natural cycles are closer to the Mandala than the mundane world of humans.
I hope my lens could hold the quietest, deepest layer of the current underneath. Below, the deep sea is still. Water flows down along the mountain and continues to sink into the sea. On the water's surface above, the typhoon churns the ferocious waves into a frenzy.'
– Bae Bien-U (2018)
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