Landscape leads to Finnish and Korean media art

A comprehensive exhibition A view from the other side presenting Finnish and Korean media art is shown in Seoul until the late November.

Hyweon Kwon: A Life of a Tourist Postcard, 2013.The works of Elina Näsänen, IC-98, Jani Ruscica, Lauri Astala, Miia Rinne and Sari Palosaari are seen for the first time in this extent in South Korea. The Korean artists of the exhibition are Hyewon Kwon, Jungju An, Min Jeong Guem, Sejin Kim, Sekwon Ahn and Yongseok Oh.

The exhibition title is borrowed from a drawing animation on show by the artist duo IC-98. The title leads the viewer to a common thematic of the works: a landscape. A view from the other side looks at media art works by artists from two different cultures, where landscape is present in one way or another. The landscapes of the works on show are mainly cityscapes rather than natural scenes.  The wonderfully poetic novel Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino with the names of imaginary cities acts as a clue and source of inspiration for the exhibition.

Moonshin Museum at the Sookmyung Women’s University opened in 2004 being the first university art museum in South Korea. The exhibition coincides with the 10th anniversary of the museum’s opening. The museum is a tribute to the Korean sculptor Moon Shin. The exhibition will be opened by Tarja Halonen, President of Finland.

A view from the other side 22.10.–20.11.2014 Moonshin Museum, Soul.


Kuva: Hyewon Kwon: A Life of Tourist Postcard, 2013.