LOCALITY & MOBILITY: DISCUSSING THE FUTURE FOR COLLABORATION BETWEEN AUSTRALIA AND SOUTH KOREA, ARTSONJE CENTRE, SEOUL
In May 2012, a group of key thinkers in arts from Australia and South Korea gathered together at the invitation of Arts Victoria and the Department of Business and Innovation to discuss the future of creative cross-cultural collaboration between the two countries. This closed colloquium was recorded with a view to creating a tangible document that could act as both a summation of activity to date, as well as envisioning future pathways for collaboration between South Korea and Australia.
Chaired by Alexie Glass-Kantor, Director, Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne, and Natalie King, Director, Utopia@Asialink, the discussion included artists, curators, cultural workers and museum directors from both countries. The conversation maintained a breadth of perspectives as well as being grounded in real experiences, which gave the group concrete examples to discuss and measure against.
The discussions were presented in Art Monthly Australia, issue 255, giving further insights to scholars, emerging curators and practicing artists wishing to gain experience and engagement through cultural exchange and collaborations between Australia and South Korea.
Participants: Kim Sunjung, Director, Samuso; Kim Hong-Hee, Director, Seoul Museum of Art; Park Man-Wo, Director, Nam-June Paik Art Center; Yoo Jin-Sang, Art Director, Seoul Media City Biennial 2012; Kim Inhye, Curator, National Museum of Contemporary Art Korea; Jung Yeondoo, Artist; Kim Bo-Young, Cultural Relations Manager, Australian Embassy, Korea; Alexie Glass-Kantor, Director and Senior Curator, Gertrude Contemporary; Natalie King, Director, Utopia@Asialink, University of Melbourne; Frances Lindsay, Deputy Director, National Gallery of Victoria; Royce Ng, Australian artist based in Seoul; Patricia Piccinini, Artist; Sarah Tutton, Curator, Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI); Observers: Claire Fitchett, Manager, Trade Engagement – North Asia, Department of Business and Innovation, State Government of Victoria; Clem Newton-Brown MP, Member for Prahran