MAM Art Course 09
No. 9 "The Ideal Space for Contemporary Art"

Japanese-English simultaneous translation available

Contemporary artists today freely use a diverse range of materials and production methods to create their artworks. Nowadays, the old theory of art being for art’s sake appears hopelessly out of date, and as this change in thinking has become reflected in artworks and exhibitions, and the issues dealt with in artworks have extended to take on economical and political significance, the ways those artworks need to be exhibited have also changed. Meanwhile, spaces for collecting and displaying contemporary art are no longer confined to the traditional exhibition spaces of galleries and museums - they are diversifying to include places that are specially chosen to showcase specific artworks. In this lecture, Kim examines the potential, role, and vision of art institutions in the context of their gradual replacement by biennales as the world’s premiere art forums. She also considers the kinds of spaces needed by contemporary art today.

Date & Time
19:00-21:00, January 18 [Mon], 2010
Sunjung Kim (Curator, Director of SAMUSO)
Mori Art Museum, Academyhills
Corporate Sponsor
UBS Group
Sunjung Kim Profile
Born 1965. Seoul-based independent curator. Has played a pivotal role in the interaction between the Korean and international contemporary art world. Served as the chief curator of Artsonje Center (1993-2004) and the commissioner of the Korean Pavilion at the Venice Biennale (2005). Initiated annual contemporary art festival “Platform” since 2006. Appointed as an artistic director of the 6th Seoul International Media Art Biennale 2010.
What art can do for society. Learning about the art of the future.
MAM Art Course 2008-2011

“MAM Art Course” is a series of educational courses, created in partnership with UBS, that explores diverse facets of contemporary art.Having got off to a great start earlier this year, the courses will continue for three years and will seek to investigate the complex web of relations that exists between art and society in relation to three key themes: A for art, B for business and C for culture.

Booking Period
2010.1.18 [Mon] - 1.18 [Mon]
Auditorium, Academyhills (40F, Roppongi Hills Mori Tower)
150 (bookings required)
Adult 1,000 yen; Student & MAMC Member 500 yen
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