개성공단 사람들

The People of Kaesong Industrial Complex Invited by Kyoto Experiment 2019展   2019_1005 ▶︎ 2019_1027

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참여작가 유수 Yoo Soo_이부록 Lee Boo-rok_임흥순 Im Heung-soon

Curator / 박계리 Carey Park Assistant curator / 김태현 Kim Tae-hyun Coordinator / Kei Minoura_Mayumi Yamamoto (Kyoto Art Center)

Supported / Korea Arts Management Service_ CENTER STAGE KOREA_Ministry of Culture_Sports and Tourism Equipment Support / Sunmishin_Sewing Machine Manufacturers' Cooperative Association of Kyoto_TNL DASAN ART Co., Ltd.

관람시간 / 10:00am~08:00pm

교토아트센터 KYOTO ART CENTER Yamabushiyama-cho 546-2, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8156 JAPAN Tel. +81.075.213.1000 www.kac.or.jp

We are glad to invite the group exhibition 『The People of Kaesong Industrial Complex』 to Kyoto Art Center as an official program of Kyoto Experiment 2019. This exhibition shows the artworks of three artists from a past exhibition which was held in 2018 at Culture Station Seoul 284 under the initiative of the curator Park Carey. In addition, this exhibition also features real documents from the Kaesong Industrial Complex. ● "Kaesong Industrial Complex", found in the title of the exhibition, was in operation for more than ten years from 2004. It was a unique place where people from both halves of the Korean Peninsula worked together, made possible with land and labor supplied by North Korean and technology and investment from South Korea. It is currently closed due to ongoing tensions between the nations since 2016. ● Today, between Japan and both countries of the Korean Peninsula, various social and political issues are left unresolved, and they work as obstacles that make dialogue between each other difficult. On the other hand, there is also the historical question, how do Japanese people recognize the relationship between both sides of peninsula. However, instead of a 'strong' voice to give a clear conclusion of winning and loosing or good and evil, we perhaps need patient consideration and persistent conversation to melt these obstacles. ● The people of the Korean Peninsula and Japanese Archipelago have interacted for more than 2000 years as neighbors. The relationship continues to change its shape at different times, and it is hardly divided, especially in the cultural field. What makes this possible is the existence of individuals, of people who have continued to interact with each other despite the complicated social and political questions. ● This exhibition does not focus on a story of large economic development told from the outside, but rather focuses on the intimate communities that grew up among the individuals working at the Kaesong Industrial Complex and aims to draw a new portrait of the complex. Through the artworks and seeing the way these individuals interacted, surely we are urged to imagine a larger historical picture. ■ Yusuke Hashimoto

개성공단 사람들 The People of Kaesong Industrial Complex展_교토아트센터_2019
개성공단 사람들 The People of Kaesong Industrial Complex展_교토아트센터_2019
유수 Yoo Soo_Worker from the North in GIC
유수 Yoo Soo_GIC at Night seen from Dora Observatory in April 2018
이부록 Lee Boo-rok_Robo Café
이부록 Lee Boo-rok_Robo Café
임흥순 Im Heung-soon_Brother's Peak
임흥순 Im Heung-soon_Brother's Peak

The People of Kaesong Industrial Complex ● The Kaesong Industrial Region (Kaesong Industrial Complex) is a place located in the Kaesong area of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North side). It operated as a place of collaborative economic development with the technique and capital of South Korea and the land and manpower of North Korea. The Kaesong region belongs to North Korea, so the people of South Korea could not access it since the Korean Peninsula is still in a state of truce. However after the construction of the Kaesong Industrial Complex, people from the South side and North side lived here together. ● This exhibition wants to shows how the Kaesong Industrial Complex made the coexistence of capitalist and socialist desire work, and what kind of cultural imagination operates in this process. ● As curator of this exhibition I tried to reveal the complex aspects of the Kaesong Industrial Complex, both of extreme tension and of sharing ideological perspectives. I also wish to focus on the location that peace is created through the process of interactions and relationships between people. ● I think the construction process of the Kaesong Industrial Complex is also an artistic creation process and this art is brought about by a new ecosystem. The reason this exhibition is here is because it relates to the theme of Kyoto Experiment 2019, and I hope it will bring the audience into this amazing ecosystem. ● Contrary to the peaceful internal situation, external gaze on the Kaesong Industrial Complex increased tensions which eventually led to its closure in 2016. Why did this disparity between internal peaceful daily lives in this ecosystem and external gazes occur? Kaesong Industrial Complex is still closed. Therefore this is still valid question. ■ Carey Park

Vol.20191005k | 개성공단 사람들 The People of Kaesong Industrial Complex展