Technoimagination see groundbreaking Korean new media artists in New York

Beikyong Lee (b.1969) _Thoughtful space_, 2017, 3D animation, mapping, sound 3

The Korean Media Arts Festival, Technoimagination is at SWPK in New York City over three floors at 417 Lafayette Street you can see groundbreaking Korean new media artists. The festival features internationally prominent Korean new media artists such as Beikyoung Lee, Cheol-Woong Sim, Chan Sook Choi, Hahkyung Darline Kim, Haru Ji and Graham Wakefield, Yoon Chung Han and Eunsu Kang all exhibiting for the first time in tandem on the contemporary art world stage in New York City. The Korean Media Arts Festival 2019 is organized by the Donghwa Cultural Foundation and sponsored by the Korea Foundation. Co-curators of Technoimagination, Odelette Cho of SWPK and Kyung Ran Joo of FUSE Art Project, have selected the most compelling emerging, talented new media artists for this groundbreaking festival.

Yoon Chung Han (b.1983), “Eyes”, 2018, Interactive art installation, 3D-printed objects3
Yoon Chung Han (b.1983), “Eyes”, 2018, Interactive art installation, 3D-printed objects3

Probing the nature of psychological and physical space, these artists will exhibit immersive projects arranged according to three themes related to Technoimagination: Memories in Time and Space and Living Data. Each theme arranges works by Beikyoung Lee, Cheol-Woong Sim, Chan Sook Choi, and Hahkyung Darline Kim, Haru Ji and Graham Wakefield, Yoon Chung Han and Eunsu Kang, respectively. Memories in Time and Space offers multi-sensory environments for experiencing sensations which have charted the evolution of South Korean history, while Living Data balances a multidisciplinary approach to interactive media, charting both objective and subjective responses to stimuli across arts and science in a gallery environment.

Artists on view in the Korean Media Arts Festival in New York City represent thought leaders in the field of contemporary art and interactive / new media, and regularly exhibit across the US, Asia and Europe. Following trends such as the Gwangju and Busan biennials, Korean art stands at the forefront of art and technology on the international stage.

Technoimagination at Sylvia Wald and Po Kim Gallery (SWPK), 417 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10003 4th, 5th and 7th-floor galleries OPEN and FREE to the public through October 26, 2019

Chan Sook Choi, Yangjiri, 2018, two-channel video installation, mixed media 2
Chan Sook Choi, Yangjiri, 2018, two-channel video installation, mixed media 2

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