Edge of Now
A vacuum cleaner tube opens into a square glass cuboid on which an installation is mounted.
as part of the project Three Rooms
Thu, July 12, 2018 – Sun, September 16, 2018

In association with Nam June Paik Art Center in Yongin (Korea) and CAC | Chronus Art Center Shanghai (China), the ZKM | Karlsruhe supports young media artists. Three selected media artists, Kim Heecheon, Yang Jian und Verena Friedrich, will present their works at each of the media art institutions. The first stop of the group exhibition is at the Nam June Paik Center, Korea.

The exhibition will provide an opportunity to verify different perspectives and attitudes of the artists exploring technological media-based art.

The »Three Rooms« project, co-organized by Nam June Paik Art Center, CAC and ZKM in the form of competition, is aimed to discover and support new media artists in Korea, China and Germany. This year, 15 members of the recommendation committee recommended 30 new artists and Kim Heecheon, Yang Jian and Verena Friedrich, who have presented new sensibilities and views in this era of changing technologies and media, are finally selected through screening processes.

This project is to provide the selected artists with the opportunity to showcase their works internationally in exhibitions on tour at CAC and ZKM is differentiated from other competitions with regional limitations. The participating artists present their own senses and views of the reality changed by technological media by offering a contemporary perspective on the classical representation, the awareness of the media that have become part of our daily life and our perception at the boundary between online and offline respectively. The exhibition »Edge of Now« is supposed to inspire us to think about where we are now and to envision the future at the »edge of now«, just at the moment to move into the future.

Further stations will follow at the CAC | Chronus Art Center in Shanghai (08.11.2018-20.01.2019) and at the ZKM | Karlsruhe (29.06.-27.10.2019).

Organization / Institution
Gyeonggi Cultural Foundation und Nam June Paik Art Center (Korea)

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