This Art Space Pool publication documents two projects: '8008: The Reality and Utterance of Contemporary Korean Art', a series of plenary sessions held in Seoul as part of the 7th Gwangju Biennale (2008); and 'Unconquered: Critical Visions from South Korea', an exhibition at Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City (2009). The catalogue section includes artist biographies.

'Continuity and Intensity contains opinions and ideas of 58 key art practitioners of the local contemporary art scene of Korea during the past two years. The timeframe of 2008 and 2009 lying behind this book is the point of transition from progressive to conservative national politics, which brought along drastic reconfiguration of cultural order in the region. Witnessing a sharp reduction and perishment of qualified discourses in the field in 2010, this book intentionally retrieves two meaningful projects in 2008 and 2009 that were close to vanish by the scandalous policy change and book closure. The one is "Guerrilla Salon", discursive dialogue sessions held with more than 35 artists, curators and critics organized by the joint venture of the 7th Gwangu Biennale (Art Director, Okwui Enwezor) and Insa Art Space (IAS) of the Arts Council Korea; and the other is "Unconquered: Critical Visions from South Korea", an exhibition project of 5 artists (Chan-kyong Park, Minouk Lim, Beom Kim, Young Whan Bae, and Sangdon Kim) co-conceived by IAS (curator, Heejin Kim) and Museum as Hub partnership.' - Publisher's website

Note: The edited transcripts of the salons are in Korean only.
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Onsite

Location code REF.FOA
Language

English, 

Korean

Publication/Creation date

2010

No of pages

358

ISBN / ISSN

9788996567417

No of copies

1

Content type

conference proceedings

Chapter headings
New Place for Language
Background: Plenary Sessions, 7th Gwangju Biennale (Seoul, Beijing 2008)
Formations of Global Civil Society and Domains of Public Culture

- Okwui ENWEZOR

8008 The Reality and Utterance of Contemporary Korean Art

- PARK Sohyeon, 박소현

8008 Guerrilla Salons 1-5: Proposals by Park Chan-Kyong, Lee Youngwook, Shim Sang Yong, Seo Dong-Jin, Young Min Moon
Salon 1: The 'Criticality' of Contemporary Art and the 'Interest' of Artists
Salon 2: The Topography of Criticism: Recontextualizing Modernism, Minjung Art, Postmodernism
Salon 3: The Light and Shade of Art in the Age of Neoliberalism
Salon 4: Minjung Art and Beyond: A New World of Visual Life and the Politics of Art
Criticality in the Present
Self-Reviewing the Project Unconquered as Unconquered

- KIM Heejin, 김희진

Unidentified Valuable Object

- Doryun CHONG, 정도련

Continuity and Intensity: 2008-2010, 58 Participants and Contemporary Art in Korea
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Continuity and Intensity: 2008-2010, 58 Participants and Contemporary Art in Korea, 연속과 강도: 2008-2010, 58인의 참여와 한국현대미술

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