CPA Lecture | Expending the Platform of Private Museum: exhibition to artist
Dec 21, 2019 Saturday 15:00 - 16:30
1F, Rockbund Art Museum (Shanghai 20 Huqiu Road)
Art works vary in form from exhibition to exhibition as they collectively spatialize into a space a three dimensional story through subtle methods of storytelling and strategy created by the curator. The majority of the audience mostly never have the chance to see the final presentation of artworks and often attempt to understand art only through the exhibition booklet and guided tour. Subsequently, this increases the difficulty to provide access for them to explore the wider process of exhibition-making.
Due to this context, Total Museum is the first private contemporary art institution in South Korea, and seeks to shift the focus of projects from artwork to the artists. The museum has begun to initiate more programs where the audience can become actively involved with the exhibition-making process and communication with the artists. This includes projects such as Monday Salon that invites artists, curators, dancers, and composers to give a talk; the travelling project Roadshow; and Dream Blossom Academy, which gives the intellectually disabled and autistic community an opportunity to have a class with the artists. In the lecture, Nathalie Boseul Shin, the chief curator of Total Museum will come to share the stories behind the art projects and exhibitions, and discuss the future possibility of contemporary art institutions and its relationship to different audiences.
Nathalie Boseul Shin is the chief curator of Total Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul. Since 1997, she has been engaged with various forms of exhibition planning and art projects across South Korea. She developed her experience at Seoul International Media Art Biennale 2004 (media_city Seoul 2004) and then following this with her work at Total Museum of Contemporary Art. She curated Muntadas: Asian Protocols (Antoni Muntadas), News after the News (Dan Perjovschi), Postcapical Archive: 1989-2001 (Daniel G. Andujar), Danish Video Art Exhibition Subtle Whispering, Gary Hill’s solo exhibition Why do things get in a muddle? etc. Since 2010, she has been organizing various annual international projects such as Roadshow, Playground in island (Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia), the show must go on. Currently, she started to organize several long-term outreach programs: Batik Story (Surabaya/Kriyan, Indonesia), Dream Blossom Academy (Seoul, Korea, rehabilitation center for the disabled).
Free admission, reservation is required.