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Im Heung-soon is selected for MMCA Hyundai Motor Series 2017

posted 16 June 2017
Artist Im Heung-soon.
Artist Im Heung-soon.

MMCA Hyundai Motor Series announced that film director Im Heung-soon has been chosen to undertake the Hyundai Motor Series 2017 for MMCA. Im is known for winning the Silver Lion Awards at 56th Venice Biennale in 2015.

The MMCA Hyundai Motor Series is an annual exhibition project that the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art conducts in partnership with the Hyundai Motor Company to support leading Korean artists. 

In the exhibition, Im will transform the exhibition space into film sets, which are categorized by specific periods in contemporary Korean history. His new project "What Splits Us Apart" is proposed as an open project that invites on-site participation from the spectators to reflect on each individual's life and history by anchoring on the key words such as faith, fear, belief, betrayal, love, hatred and haunting that emerge in contemporary Korean history.

 im= Im Heung-soon, Factory Complex, HD video & 5.1 channel sound, 95min, 2014_2015, still image

The final product of this project will be produced and presented as a film, which will not only be shown at the museum, but also in theatres to meet with more audiences. Through this project, Im seeks to reflect on the role of art, find new approaches to creating vibrant art, and pose questions about Korean society and individuals' roles and lives as its members.

Hana Yun / Editor, theArtro


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