APERTUS 02. INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY ART SEMINAR-WORKSHOP - 2018
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Apertus. The international seminar-workshop in contemporary art is an initiative of the Massana School, with the patronage of the Han Nefkens Foundation, that aims to promote the exchange between professionals and students from different art schools.
APERTUS COMPRISES OF THREE PARTS:
A workshop, which this year, will be led by the Korean artist Sojung Jun, titled noitcelfeR (Reflection).
A free seminar, open to all, which will aim to generate reflection and debate on the theme proposed by the workshop, with the participation of professionals from different fields. The schedule and registration process will be posted soon.
An exhibition and publication, which will incorporate the outcomes of the seminar-workshop.
Direction of the workshop
The 2018 edition will be run by visual artists Sojung Jun (Busan, South Korea, 1982). She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the National University of Seoul and Master of Fine Arts from the University of Yonsei. She lives and works in Seoul.
Sojung Jun’s work is traversed by the concept of time and the repetitive experience of emotion in our lives. She often uses life stories from people that she crosses path with, that she retains through plays, performances and narratives. Conscious of the globalised context that she has had to live in, Jun explores the growing standardisation of values under the economic logic of neoliberalism. In her latest works, she utilises synaesthesia as a creative method to merge forms, senses and languages. She has shown her work at SEMA, Buk-Seoul Museum of Art (2018), the 11th Gwangju Biennial (2016), and the 4th edition of Art Spectrum (Seoul, 2012). In 2014, she received the Grand Prize at the 14th Songeun Art Awards.
Sojung Jun’s video in Barcelona:
noitcelfeR (Reflection) is the title of the workshop posited by the artist Sojung Jun.
“Not all mirrors reflect objects as they are. Depending on the kind of mirror, the lighting and even the mind of the observer, the images seen in a mirror can assuame different forms of reflection. A mirror can illuminate the movements of an individual. Each movement in a mirror records the space and time it reflects, connecting the lives of the people and the society to which the belong”, Sojung Jun writes.
Reflection is a workshop, and a study on the condition around us, which aims to observe the stories of our surroundings, historical events, objects, as well as our inner self as a product of these.
We will explore physical reflection, psychological reflection, sensory reflection, and historical or situational reflection through translation and interference of the senses (feelings), languages, life stories and memories.
This includes daily conversations, conversations mediated by art, random conversations and many other scenarios.
Reflection is an experimental project that will allow you to translate one sense or feeling into another. In the same way that the translation of languages struggles between understanding and misunderstanding, the translation of a sense (feeling) will also experience a similar dichotomy. Perhaps most of the translations of the senses are only possible through a series of metaphors and examples. However, this attempt makes what cannot be seen, audible and what cannot be heard, visible.
Han Nefkens, founder of the Han Nefkens Foundation
Hilde Teerlinck, director of the Han Nefkens Foundation
Sojung Jun, artist and workshop leader
Emilio Álvarez, director of the Àngels Barcelona Gallery
Montse Romero, coordinator of the Apertus 02 programme
Pep Dardanyà, leader of Cultural Action of the Massana School
Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Barcelona
Lonja Higher School of Design and Art, Barcelona
Àngels Barcelona Gallery
Seminar: June 29, 2018
Workshop: from June 30 to July 6 2018
Massana School, Centre of Art and Design of Barcelona
P. Gardunya, 9, 08001 Barcelona
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