Daejeon City Museum of Art (Director Sun Seung-hye) 2021 Contemporary Art Planning Exhibition "Loss, Everything Happened to Me" will be held from March 2 to May 9 at Daejeon Museum of Art 1-4.
This exhibition is about the disappearance and loss of tangible and intangible aspects of life. We sometimes lose umbrellas or wallets, lose close lovers and families, and lose familiar places and occupied landscapes.
The section is divided into the form of a journal containing personal reasons, ‘Diary of mourning’, ‘Diary of Things’, ‘Outside Diary’, and ‘War Diary’, and tells a universal story about loss, mourning, and memory that each solves.
Sun Seung-hye, director of Daejeon City Museum of Art, said, "We are trying to restore our humanity by sublimating what we have lost to art through Corona Pandemics." "This exhibition is an art of empathy that combines psychiatry and art, and I hope it will sublimate loss into art and become a small light of hope in the new life that has been reached.“
Section 1 'Diary of mourning' is based on the title of a book in which Roland Barthes mourned his mother's death. We will take a look at the work of Kang Chul-kyu, Kim Doo-jin, Seo Min-jung, and Chris Verdonck, who are trying to sense in the dying world of others.
Section 2 'Diary of Things' was inspired by Ahn Kyu-Chul's 'Throwing and losing' of 'The Man's Bag.' Through the work of Shin Mi-kyung and Ahn Kyu-chul, who reinterpreted everyday things, we want to look at them from various perspectives.
Section 3 'Outside Diary' is based on the title of a book that records Michel Tournier observing time-varying spaces and the small daily lives of neighbors during his trip. We look at the records of Ko Jung-won, Baek Yo-seop, Yang Jung-wook, and Jung Young-joo on the memory and disappearance of the time and space we occupy.
Section 4 'War Diary' combines three diaries that Wittgenstein recorded as a young man in World War I. The book, which led to a "logical philosophy thesis," deals with the gap between world-renowned philosopher Wittgenstein and a young man who participated as a private. We will look at the resolutions and commitments of Park Yi-So, Jeong Yeon-du, Cho Dong-hwan+Jo Hae-joon regarding their respective lives in the war.
Hong Ye-seul, an academic researcher who organized the exhibition, said, "We hope that the participating artists' universal stories of loss, mourning, and memory will be a small comfort to the daily lives of visitors.“
On the other hand, the exhibition is operated under a pre-booking system to prevent the spread of Covid-19. You can make a reservation at Daejeon City OK Reservation Service (www.daejeon.go.kr/dma).