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Η νέα έκθεση του Gucci στην Σεούλ περιμένει την virtual επίσκεψή σου!

Τι συμβαίνει όταν οι απόκληροι μιας κοινωνίας γίνονται ευπρόσδεκτοι; Όταν η περιφέρεια μετατρέπεται στο κέντρο; Όταν η διαφωνία έρχεται σε ρήξη με τους κανόνες της συνήθειας;

Αυτές είναι κάποιες από τις ερωτήσεις που τίθενται στην έκθεση «No Space, Just A Place. Eterotopia», στο Μουσείο Daelim της Σεούλ στη Νότια Κορέα. Η έκθεση παρουσιάζει μέσα από οπτικές διηγήσεις τον ζωτικό ρόλο των ανεξάρτητων χώρων τέχνης στο τοπίο της Σεούλ, παρουσιάζοντας έργα από δέκα γνωστούς, μη παραδοσιακούς, τοπικούς εκθεσιακούς χώρους που ενσαρκώνουν την ποικιλομορφία και την ενέργεια της ακμάζουσας underground καλλιτεχνικής σκηνής της πόλης.   


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The ethical and aesthetic value of the relationships between genres and gender, the notion of learnscapes, the urgency of self-expression and an ageless anthropological manifesto are key themes of #Gucci Creative Director @alessandro_michele’s meditations on society, which are reflected in the mission and ambitions of the alternative spaces featured in the new exhibition ‘No Space Just A Place’. To add to the dialogue, curator @myriambensalah asked a selection of local and international artists to exhibit their works, in the form of immersive installations inspired by the near future or by fantastic mythologies. Kang Seung Lee @kangseunglee’s wallpaper installation ‘Covers (QueerArch)’ (pictured in image 1 and 2) centers on QueerArch’s archival collection to present an alternative view of the queer community and its history in South Korea during the past four decades, honoring personal narratives that have been marginalized by mainstream history. #MartineSyms’ video installation ‘Notes on Gesture’ (image 3) is a reflection on the way gesture, body language and actual language are shaped by cultural forces and allow to perform identity—implying that the latter is a construct and opening up possibilities for alternative identities. Cécile B. Evans @cecilebevans’ installation ‘What The Heart Wants’ (seen in images 4 and 5) explores the person-to-machine exchanges that have come to define the contemporary human condition. Amidst the paradoxes of a future-turned-now, a negotiation emerges about who or what constitutes a person and how systems shape the terms of what it means to be “human”. Held at the @daelimmuseum in Seoul—a location part of the #GucciPlaces network—the exhibit will run until July 12, 2020. Take a virtual tour of the exhibition with a special 360 video available through link in bio. #NoSpaceJustAPlace #AlessandroMichele

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Σπόνσορας της έκθεσης είναι ο οίκος Gucci και επιμελήτρια της έκθεσης η Myriam Ben Salah, η οποία είναι και η αρχισυντάκτρια του περιοδικού Kaleidoscope. Πολλοί τοπικοί αλλά και διεθνείς καλλιτέχνες συμμετέχουν στην έκθεση, που προσκαλεί τους θεατές να εξετάσουν τις ριζικές προοπτικές σχετικά με την «διαφορετικότητα» και τις εναλλακτικές λύσεις για την ενσωμάτωση της σύγχρονης τέχνης στην αγορά. «Ενδιαφέρομαι για το μουσείο ως μια φυσική ετεροτοπία, έναν χώρο που είναι κυριολεκτικά άλλος και για κάποιους άλλους είναι αυτό που ψάχνουν στην τέχνη», λέει η Ben Salah, δανειζόμενη την ορολογία «ετεροτοπία» από τον Γάλλο φιλόσοφο Michel Foucault

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Propelled by #Gucci Creative Director @alessandro_michele’s meditations on society and reflections on eterotopia and curated by @myriambensalah, the new exhibition ‘No Space, Just A Place’ is held at the @daelimmuseum in Seoul—a location part of the #GucciPlaces network. The exhibit features independent art spaces where artists were invited to give their own definition of what an “other space” might be. Pictured here in the first image is the work of artist Sungsil Ryu @sungsilryu—showcased by @boan1942—exploring the notion of artificial paradises. Her installation ‘Psychedelic Nature’ focuses on secular superstitions and fictitious narratives that link human beings to nature. Image 2 features @hapjungjigu that presents the work of painter #JunHyerim who unpacks through her three dimensional canvases the notion of Arcadia, with its interestingly ambivalent meaning in Korean—meaning both the “ideal land” and the “impossible to realize”. Tastehouse @tastehouse_info’s project ‘Tasteview Daelim Branch’ (seen in image 3, 4 and 5) reflects on the notion of value of art and how that value exists within a commercial space. Building an alternative commercial looking space within the museum, a ‘non-sale shop’, Tastehouse reconnects with the true value of the objects and the status of the viewer as a consumer. #NoSpaceJustAPlace will run until July 12, 2020. Take a virtual tour of the exhibition with a special 360 video available through link in bio. #AlessandroMichele

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Η έκθεση παρουσιάζει έναν νέο ορισμό του «εναλλακτικού χώρου» ως τόπου όπου χτίζεται ένα ουτοπικό μέλλον: ένα μέλλον στο οποίο οι άνθρωποι αλληλεπιδρούν μεταξύ τους και με το περιβάλλον τους με ένα διαφορετικό, πιο επιθυμητό τρόπο. Μία έκθεση που παρέχει αρκετή τροφή για σκέψη σχετικά με το να είσαι μαζί αλλά και διαφορετικός από τους γύρω σου.

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Introducing ‘No Space, Just a Place. Eterotopia’ a multi-layered project powered by #Gucci to support the cultural landscape and contemporary art scene in Seoul. Taking its cue from the complex history of independent and alternative art spaces in Seoul and Gucci’s Creative Director @alessandro_michele’s reflections on eterotopia, the exhibition proposes a new definition of what an “other space” might be: a place to build a different, desirable future with new ways for humans to relate to each other and to their surroundings. Curated by Myriam Ben Salah @myriambensalah, the exhibition is held at the @daelimmuseum in Seoul—a location part of the #GucciPlaces network—and features independent and alternative art spaces as well as international artists’ works including @oliviaerlanger’s ‘Ida, Ida, Ida!’ (image 1, 2 and 3) which transforms the space into a laundromat inhabited by mermaid tales and @meriembennani’s ‘Party on the CAPS’ (2018-2019): a video installation that follows the imaginary inhabitants of CAPS, an Island in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean where refugees and immigrants “illegally” traversing borders are interned. Set up by @archiviopersonale, ‘No Space, Just a Place’ will run until July 12, 2020. #AlessandroMichele #NoSpaceJustAPlace

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Μια virtual έκδοση της έκθεσης είναι διαθέσιμη δωρεάν μέσω του site του μουσείου. Τόσο η φυσική όσο και η virtual έκθεση θα διαρκέσουν έως τις 12 Ιουλίου του 2020.


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Taking its cue from the complex history of independent and alternative art spaces in Seoul and @alessandro_michele’s reflections on eterotopia, ‘No Space Just A Place’ is a multi-layered project powered by #Gucci to support the cultural landscape and contemporary art scene in Seoul. Seen in image 1 and 2, the independent art space d/p focuses on a space that can never be other: the body, an eternal site from which we can never escape. Through the documentation of choreographer #YunjungLee’s performance ‘Tongue Gymnastics’, d/p focuses on the movement of the body, of the tongue in particular, addressing it both as a place and an environment for sensations and connections. Image 3 and 4 Audio Visual Pavilion @avpavilion combines works from its archives for the project ‘AVP Route’ that questions the notions of movement and transition through time and space. Among other artworks, Audio Visual Pavilion presents pieces by artist #SunhoPark that examine artifact, memories and vanished spaces, as well as geographical information and their eerie materialization through maps. space illi @space_illi_1and2 presents ‘Swimming QFWFQ*’ (image 5), a project gathering the works of women artists that are linked by their determination to take a closer look at what we consider to be “natural”. By deconstructing and reassembling the concept itself, they create a shift in the viewer’s perspective to reveal the hidden cracks of our contemporary societies. In ‘I love we love we love I’ (seen in image 6), Space One @artspaceone stirs up the illusion of emotion as simulacra. Presenting an archive of exhibitions, performances, and talks from the space’s program, the micro-exhibition moves around the boundaries of romanticism and criticism. Held at the @daelimmuseum in Seoul—a location part of the #GucciPlaces network—the exhibit will run until July 12, 2020. Read a special interview with curator @myriambensalah through link in bio. #NoSpaceJustAPlace #AlessandroMichele

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