Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Thank you from all at MAAP for a great year

The MAAP office and gallery is open by appointment during December 2014 and January 2015. Resuming normal hours & the Media Bank service from Feburary 2015. Please contact info[at]maap.org.au or +61 (0)7 3108 8559

 

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

LANDSEASKY @ MAAP SPACE: 5 Nov – 28 Nov

From the 5th to the 28th November, MAAP presents Sim Cheol-Woong’s An / other River at MAAP SPACE as part of LANDSEASKY, MAAP’s international touring exhibition.

SIM CHEOL-WOONG (b. 1949, South Korea) works predominately in digital video and often employs special effects in his videos. In An/other River (2011) displayed in LANDSEASKY, Cheol-Woong grafts together two sides of a river. At the top of the screen, the image pans along the Han River in Seoul showing a relentless length of high-rise development on the south bank. The bottom half of the screen shows video of the river lapping onto the northern riverbank, captured at a static position. Formally, the work references traditional Korean ink painting that uses a bird’s eye perspective. However, as cued by the imagery of skyscrapers, it is modernization that Cheol Woong speaks to, and in particular, the loss of the traditional cultural landscape as another twist in Korea’s dramatic history.

Cheol-Woong was born in South Korea and lives between Los Angeles and Seoul. He studied at UCLA receiving MA in Art History in 1990 and MFA in Visual Communication in1994. Cheol-Woong works mainly in digital video and often explores special effects in his image making. Cheol-Woong has made nine solo exhibitions solo and presented works in various exhibitions such as Gwangju Biennale,2003; Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France, 2006; Busan Biennale,2006; Seoul Museum of Art, 2008; Museum of Art, Seoul National University 2009; 
SAMUSO, Artsonje Center Art Hall 2010; Museum of Art Seoul National University (MoA), Seoul and in 2011 at the Costa Rica National Museum, San Jose.

For more information visit the project page by clicking here

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

LANDSEASKY Chapter 2 open in Brisbane: 22 Oct to 28 Nov

MAAP’s international touring exhibition LANDSEASKY has wrapped up in Korea, China and Sydney, Australia and is now open in Brisbane from 1st October in two different galleries in two iterations.

Chapter 2


Opening Event: 
Wednesday 22 October 6.00–8.00pm at Griffith University Art Gallery
226 Grey Street, South Bank, Brisbane

Artist Talks: Wednesday 22 October 6.00–8.00pm at Griffith University Art Gallery
226 Grey Street, South Bank, Brisbane
Join artist talks on Thursday 12 noon 23 October in the gallery with Barbara Campbell, Derek Kreckler and curator Kim Machan.

Griffith University Art Gallery from 22 October—13 November 2014
Artists Featured: Jan Dibbets, Barbara Campbell, Kimsooja, Derek Kreckler,  Joao Vasco Paiva, Wang Peng, Zhu Jia


MAAP Space Gallery from 1 October—5 November 2014
Artist Featured:Yang Zhenzhong & Giovanni Ozzola

MAAP Space Gallery from 5 November—28 November 2014
Artist Featured: Sim Cheol-Woong

For more information on Chapter 1 and the overall project, visit the project page by clicking here

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

LANDSEASKY @ MAAP SPACE: 1 Oct – 5 Nov

From the 1st October to 5th November, MAAP presents Yang Zhenzhong’s work Passage and Giovanni Ozzola’s work  Garage – sometimes you can see much more at MAAP SPACE as part of LANDSEASKY, MAAP’s international touring exhibition. For more information visit the project page by clicking here

YANG ZHENZHONG (China, b. 1968) has explored spatial relationships in many of his video projects throughout his career. In an ongoing examination of the personal, political and institutional, Yang turns the camera to record actions and construct situations that deliberate from a precise point of view. ‘Using the convention of perspective, Zhenzhong’s LANDSEASKY artwork Passage speaks to the transitional space between spaces. A space that is cut away, removed from all visual references of ‘the other side’.  While portraying an exaggerated long space it is in fact a flat screen space that is before us that we must reconcile.

Zhenzhong’s work has been shown at the Venice Biennale, 2007; The Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, 2007; Shanghai Biennale, Asia Pacific Triennale of Contemporary Art 2006, Van Abbe Museum, 2011; Lyon Biennale 2013.; Guangzhou Triennial, 2012; His works can also be found in collection of significant public and private institutes such as MoMA New York, IKON Gallery (UK), Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Musée National d’Art Moderne and the UBS Collection.

GIOVANNI OZZOLA (Italy, born 1982) works primarily in video and installation. Central to Ozzola’s practice is the exploration of three-dimensional space and its relationship to light. In Ozzola’s work for LANDSEASKY, ‘Garage – sometimes you can see much more’ 2009-2011, the senses sharpen in the dark and are then overwhelmed by the strong light of a wider space. A tribute to Edward Hopper’s “Rooms by the Sea”, the rattling, mechanical movement of the rolling door shutter clashes with the opening of the horizon onto the sea. The shutter operates as a diaphragm between two dimensions. The video sequence of a roller door rising and falling dramatically alters the viewers’ perception of the room the work is installed within.

Ozzola has exhibited internationally including The Chelsea Art Museum, New York; Sharjah Maraya Art Centre, Dubai; Galleria Continua, San Gimignano/Beijing; Mori Museum, Tokyo; Elgiz Museum Istanbul Turkey; Fondazione Stelline, Milan Italy.

Following Zhenzhong & Ozzola’s exhibition, MAAP SPACE will also show the work of Sim Cheol-Woong as part of LANDSEASKY

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‘Garage – sometimes you can see much more’
single channel video projection, audio
2009-2011

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‘Passages’, 2012 by YangZhengzhong
single channel video, colour

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

LANDSEASKY Chapter 1 open in Brisbane: 1-18 Oct

MAAP’s international touring exhibition LANDSEASKY has wrapped up in Korea, China and Sydney, Australia and due to open in Brisbane on 1st October in two different galleries in two iterations.

Chapter 1

 

Opening Event Wednesday 1 October 6.00–8.00pm at Griffith University Art Gallery
226 Grey Street, South Bank, Brisbane
Opened by Russell Storer, Curatorial Manager, Asian and Pacific Art, Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art

Griffith University Art Gallery from 1 October—18 October 2014

Artists Featured: Jan Dibbets, Wang Peng, Zhu Jia, Yeondoo Jung, Paul Bai, Shilpa Gupta, Wang Gongxin, Heimo Zobering

MAAP Space Gallery from 1 October—28 October 2014
Artist Featured:Yang Zhenzhong & Giovanni Ozzola

For more information on Chapter 2 and the overall project, visit the project page by clicking here

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

LANDSEASKY Dispatches at MAAP SPACE: 23/05/14 -30/09/14

Since January this year, MAAP has been concentrating on it’s touring exhibition LANDSEASKY:revisiting spatiality in video art in venues across Korea, China and Australia

The exhibition launched in Seoul, Korea on 21 February 2014 across the following venues:Artsonje CenterLee Hwaik GalleryOne and J GalleryOpsis ArtGallery IHN Gallery Skape and proceeded to Shanghai, China from 19 April to 22 June 2014 at OCAT-OCT Contemporary Art Terminal, Shanghai 

In Australia LANDSEASKY is presented in Brisbane and Sydney concurrently, in a unique partnership between MAAP and two higher education art institutions: Griffith University Art Gallery in Brisbane (1 October – 13 November 2014) and the National Art School Gallery in Sydney  (21 August–11 October 2014).

Join us by appointment at MAAP SPACE where documentation of moving and still images from the touring exhibition so far is currently on show!

Venue: MAAP SPACE 111 Constance Street, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane.
RSVP: info@maap.org.au or 07 3108 8559

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

LANDSEASKY in Sydney 20th August to 11th October

MAAP’s international touring exhibition LANDSEASKY has wrapped up in Korea and China and now heads to Australia to be shown in two chapters across two different locations in 2014:

Sydney from the 20th August to 11th October 2014 at the National Art Schoool &

Brisbane from the 1st October to 13th November 2014 at Griffith University Art Gallery and from 1st October to 28th November at MAAP SPACE Gallery.

For more information visit the project page by clicking here

Featured Image by LANDSEASKY artist Jan Dibbets – Horizon (still) 1971
colour, no sound, Pal, 4:3 aspect ration, 2-channel video projection
Courtesy of the Stedelijk Museum and the artist

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

thingworld: International Triennial of New Media Art 2014

MAAP is proud to present with the National Art Museum of China (NAMOC) an ambitious media art exhibition titled: thingworld: The International Triennial of New Media Art.

MAAP is presenting five Australian artists with three major art installations for what has become one of the most expansive media art exhibitions of its kind. Boasting 58 major art works by 65 artists from 22 countries, the exhibition occupies 11 major gallery spaces in the museum. Artistic Director/curator Zhang Ga

Opening: June 10, 2014
Venue: National Art Museum of China No 1 Wusi Street Dongcheng District
On view from: June 11 to July 7, 2014

For more information on MAAP’s involvement & represented artists visit our project page by clicking here

For more information on thingworld visit their website by clicking here

 

 

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Opening at MAAP SPACE

Join us for drinks at MAAP Friday 23 May 5:00pm – 7.30pm

Since January this year, MAAP has been concentrating on the presentation of it touring exhibition LANDSEASKY:revisiting spatiality in video art in venues across Seoul and Shanghai.

The exhibition opened in Seoul Korea in Artsonje Center and five commercial galleries that were located in short walking distance of each other. Gallery IHN, ONE AND J Gallery, Gallery Skape, Lee Hwaik Gallery and OPSIS ART. There were 58 press articles published, three television broadcast stories and one TV drama filmed in amongst the art works at Artsonje by KBS Television. LANDSEASKY was open from 22 February to 23 March.

The exhibition is currently on show in OCT-Contemporary Art Terminal, Shanghai in custom built exhibition spaces and as a result of the interest generated, has just been extended by another 2 weeks. LANDSEASKY in Shanghai was expanded with a new work by Chinese artist Zhu Jia and a recent work by Yang Zhenzhong. LANDSEASKY opened 20 April and continues in Shanghai until the new closing date of 29 June 2014.

The exhibition will open in Sydney in August and Brisbane in September 2014 and will return to China to be shown in Guangzhou in March 2015.

Come and join us at MAAP SPACE where documentation of moving and still images from the exhibition will be on show!

Date: Friday 23 May 2014
Time: 5pm – 7.30 pm
Venue: MAAP SPACE 111 Constance Street, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane.
RSVP: info@maap.org.au or 07 3108 8559

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

LANDSEASKY Symposium Shanghai 18th April 2014

“Revisiting Spatiality in Video Art” Symposium

On the occasion of the opening of LANDSEASKY exhibition at OCAT Shanghai, critical insights into contemporary video art and art theory will be discussed

Organizers:
SIVA – Shanghai Institute of Visual Culture, Fudan University;
OCAT, OCT Contemporary Art Terminal Shanghai; MAAP, Media Art Asia Pacific;

Time: 18 April 2014, from 1:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Venue: Room 402, Building 4, No 2200,Wen Xiang Road, Song Jiang District, Shanghai

Moderator: Hu Jieming, Vice Dean of SIVA

Speakers:
Professor Andrew McNamara: keynote speaker
– Modernism after postmodernism in the expla- nation of contemporary art
Kim Machan: Exhibition Curator – overview of curatorial rationale to ‘LANDSEASKY: revisiting spatiality in video art’ exhibition
Paul Bai: artist – Beyond the dialectics: a brief introduction of third spatial position in contemporary art practice
Barbara Campbell: artist – “Into Proximity” new spatial relations (an artistic research project Australia, Korea, China)
Dr Derek Kreckler: artist – The Zone Between
Giovanni Ozzola: artist – Light and video space

     
“重访录像艺术的空间性”论坛

《海陆空-重访录像艺术的空间性》展在OCAT上海馆开幕之际,我们将针对当代录像艺术和理 论中的关键观点进行讨论

主办 : 上海视觉艺术学院 ; OCT 当代艺术中心上海馆 ; 亚太多媒体艺术节
举办 : 上海视觉艺术学院美术学院 /  OCT当代艺术中心上海  /  亚太媒体艺术
时间 : 2014 年 4 月 18 日下午 13:30  至 17:30
地点 : 上海松江区文翔路 2200 号 4 号楼 (逸飞楼) 402 室

主持人:胡介鸣,上海视觉艺术学院副院长
演讲者
安德鲁 · 麦克纳马拉教授 : 主讲人 –《后现代主义之后现代主义在当代艺术中的释义》
金曼 : 展览策展人 – 概述关于展览《海陆空:重访录像艺术的空间性》的策展理念 ;
白浦 : 艺术家 – 《辩证之外:简介当代艺术实践中‘第三空间定位’》
芭芭拉 · 坎贝尔 : 艺术家 – 《走近”新空间关系(中澳韩三国艺术研究项目)》
德里克 · 克雷克勒 : 艺术家 –《中间地带》
乔凡尼 · 欧佐拉:艺术家 – 《光线和录像空间》

For more information, click on the below invite or visit the LANDSEASKY Symposium  webpage by clicking here

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