Artlink and Korean Cultural Centre present Korean contemporary art seminar SUPERCONNECTIVITY to coincide with the launch of bilingual Artlink magazine KOREA – Contemporary art now.
Renowned Korean and Australian curators and art writers explore connections and differences in a rare opportunity to hear from experts on Korean art in Australia.
With a focus on cutting edge contemporary visual arts and in partnership with respected publications Artlink (Australia) and TheArtro (Korea), SUPERCONNECTIVITY is the first contemporary art seminar at the Korean Cultural Centre.
The seminar coincides with the launch of the Artlink KOREA (December 2015) issue, the fifth special issue published by Artlink dedicated to Asian art and the magazine’s first bilingual publication. Artlink is a quarterly themed magazine covering contemporary art and ideas from Australia and the Asia-Pacific. One of Australia’s leading art publications, Artlink has been continuously published since 1981. It has consistently flagged new debates in the sector, and each issue addresses a theme of relevance to the arts and society. Artlink is well known for its engagement with the Asian art world since 1993. A recent example of cross-cultural publishing was the Mandarin edition of Artlink Indigenous in 2012 distributed at the International Conference of Australian Studies in China.
Alison Carroll AM founded Asialink Arts, based at the University of Melbourne, and was its Director for 20 years. She was co-curator for the Korean selection at the 2nd Asia Pacific Triennial. She has recently filmed a TV documentary A Journey Through Asian Art that includes interviews with Lee Ufan and Choi Jeong-Hwa.
Co-editors of Artlink Dr Yoon Jin Sup and Stephanie Britton
Yoon Jin Sup is a senior curator, writer and artist. Curatorial work includes 1st and 3rd Gwangju Biennales, 3rd International Media Art Biennale of Seoul, commissioner Sāo Paulo Biennale, K-P.O.P at Taipei MOCA. Vice President International Association of Art Critics (AICA); President AICA KOREA 2014; honorary professor Sydney College of the Arts. His books include Body Speaks (2009), A Study of Korean Modernism (1997) and Performance Art: Its Theory and Reality (1995). His PhD is from University of Western Sydney.
Stephanie Britton AM founded Artlink magazine in 1991 and was its CEO and Executive Editor until 2014, establishing its thematic format and initiating a focus on Indigenous art and Asian art. She is now working independently on art publishing and lecturing projects in Asia including with Australian Studies in China.
Yoo Jin Sang is a professor at the Kaywon School of Art and Design, an art critic and former artistic director of Media_City Seoul. Recent curatorial activities include Super Romantics for Daegu Art Factory 2014; Better Than Universe, with ZKM for the Daegu Media Art Festival 2013. He was a juror on the TV Show Art Star Korea in its first season in 2014. His PhD is from University of Paris VIII, Saint-Denis.
David Pledger is a cultural operator in performing, visual and media arts who has created many international collaborations in Europe and Asia. He is the founding artistic director of not yet it’s difficult, one of Australia’s leading interdisciplinary arts companies. Residencies include Centre for Art and Media (ZKM) and the Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre (Asialink). He was part of the first wave of Australian artists to engage in the East Asian region and the first non-Korean to be invited to join the staff of the Korean National University of Arts.
Anna Davis has been Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia since 2009 and is currently working on the important New Romance: Korea-Australia Partnership Exhibition (2015-16) entailing research and collaborative work with curators, artists and museums. Major curatorial projects at the MCA include: Energies: Haines & Hinterding (2015), Martu Art from the Far Western Desert (2014), Workout: 7 days of experimental performance (2013). She holds a PhD in Media Arts, University of NSW, and has exhibited her video art work internationally.
Yvonne Boag is a well-known Australian artist who has spent much of the last 20 years of her professional career in South Korea. She has recently exhibited at the Pyo Gallery in Seoul and the S+ Gallery in Busan, and won the Calleen Art Award (Australia) in 2015. | http://www.yvonneboag.com.au
This project is supported by:
The Australian Government through the Australia-Korea Foundation of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
CAL Cultural Fund
Korean Cultural Centre Australia
Korean Arts Management Service, and TheArtro
Artlink is supported by the Visual Arts Craft Strategy of the Australian State and Territory Governments, the Visual Arts Board of the Australia Council, the Government of South Australia through Arts SA and the Victorian Government through Arts Victoria.