Date: November 22 - December 13, 2013
Venue: Gallery 175, Seoul
Organizer: Space O'NewWall, Seoul
Curators: Juno Seo (Korea), Shanglin Wu (Taiwan), Akikazu Harada (Japan)
Support: K-Arts Museum, Paradise Culture Foundation
Artists: Bona Park, Wan Lee, Seokjun Ha, Wangtin Lin, Yili Yeh, Kaori Tanaka, Mironu Morikawa
Talk session and opening reception: November 22, 2013, from 4pm
South Korea, Japan and Taiwan are classified as "East Asia." Clearly, the three East Asia countries share a long cultural tradition of compromise beyond the geographical dimension. Conflicts of the past made some problems still ongoing like territorial dispute. But East of Asia countries relatively peacefully maintain a system of self-development has played is remarkable. As like European integration, the global economy is induced economic integration in East Asia. East Asian discourse of academia reflects aforementioned reality.
"Common Sense of the East" project which will be made by Three curators and seven artists in three countries (South Korea, Japan and Taiwan) - pays attention to the "common sense" of East Asian people. Curators try to define practices of the sensible characters of abstract discourse of the East Asia. They discuss and debate about meaning of the "East Asia" or "value of East Asian" and then to creative Expression. Although their works could reveal the fictional name of East Asia or would expose the void value of the common facts of the east Asia, It has lessons and virtues to they can feel in common. It is most important to know where the starting point for the beginning.
Three curators want to find the similarities and differences of each other and finally make artistic solidarity based on political, economical and cultural things in East Asia the area in which we live. Artists can make us sympathize to against a local background event. But local problems always demand interpretation about their issues, so we could anticipate that we are able to find some common senses of East Asia in a process. By this project, we hope to communicate and make concord by discussing and meeting. Also, we expect that our small efforts can make to artistic and social effects among the countries of the East Asia.
Juno Seo (Director of Space O'NewWall)