I will move through air / A Woman Who Taught Me How to Write in Her Dreams / Is the Reader Outer Space?
“If the Earth is a curator, what does an exhibition look like? The premises are to think about the Earth as a living organism, and to grasp the earth's perspective to look at the world. It broadens the subject of art more worldly, including the world of non-human beings.” (Jaewook Lee, 2014)
Jaewook Lee, an artist selected for the SINAP 2014, attempts to combine science with the humanities in our industrialized society where knowledge has become little more than a tool for most people. Lee regards physical phenomena as something unstable that continues to change through human intervention, rather than something fixed and universal, and pays attention to the way physical phenomena are recognized subjectively by individuals.
At this exhibition, dancers wander through structures containing phrases written by Raimundas Malašauskas, objects resembling ores, and paintings symbolizing zero gravity or nothingness. Through these elements, the artist seeks to induce visitors to ask a basic question about themselves from the perspective of the universe rather than from a human perspective.
Artist Jaewook Lee has been selected as the finalist for the 2014 Sindoh Artist Support Program (SINAP). Sindoh Artist Support Program (SINAP) was created in 2011, following the efforts and passion of Gaheon Sindoh Foundation, and led to promotion for highly innovative and critical artistic projects by contemporary Korean artists. The year of 2014 marks SINAP’s fourth anniversary, continuing its efforts provide young and contemporary artists in South Korea with fertile grounds to extend their artistic experimentations on a global scale. Every year, the panel of an international judge and a Korean judge researches and reviews South Korean artists whose projects have great potentials in international art world. The jury then selects three finalists based on their presentations and interviews. Dongyeon Koh (art critic) served as the SINAP jury in Korea from 2011 to 2014. Hans Ulrich Obrist, who is an International Director of Serpentine Gallery, and Beatrix Ruf, the Director of Amsterdam Stedelijk Museum (previously the Director of Kunsthall at Zurich), have served as the international jury from 2011 to 2012 and 2013 to 2014, respectively.
* The title is the excerpts from Paper Exhibiton, Selected Writings by Raimundas Malašauskas.