October Newsletter: MAAP supports Korea _Re-Imagining the city

Cheol-woong SIM, Han River in Red 2001, 2-Channel, DV, 7 mins 30 sec

Korean video art project brings MAAP Media Bank into auspicious value

It was with great surprise that we discovered our support of the Gold Coast City Gallery’s Korean video art exhibition had tipped the total loan value of the MAAP Media Bank to $888,000 – a very lucky number. Since the service started in 2006, it has supported over 180 exhibitions with free equipment loans and we expect to see the Media Bank to reach $1M of equivalent commercial hire value in 2012.
Work is almost complete on new computerised barcoding systems and online pictorial catalogue – you can view it here
The MAAP Media Bank is the only service of its kind in Australia. Since 2006 we’ve been sharing our organisation’s equipment as a way to assist artists with the prohibitive expenses of producing and exhibiting media artworks.

Korea _Re-Imagining the city
5 Nov – 11 Dec

MAAP Media Bank has supported the Gold Coast City Gallery with a large selection of audio-visual equipment that will display contemporary works by Korean artists, including: RYU Biho, AHN Se-Kwon, PARK JuneBum, JEON Joon-Ho, SoYoun JEONG, CheolWoong SIM, KIM Young-Kyeong, OH Yong-Seok, Zune LEE, KIM Young-Eun & NAM Sang-Hun.

This major new exhibition presented at Gold Coast City Gallery features the work of 11 contemporary Korean artists working in the medium of digital media who are intrigued by the city in which they live and seek to reimagine it with their work. Korea _Re-Imagining the city is a major project developed by the Seoul Museum of Art in collaboration with the Gold Coast City Gallery in recognition of the 50th Anniversary Celebrations for the commencement of Diplomatic relations between Korea and Australia.

MAAP Director Kim Machan will be in conversation in the gallery space with Young Ah RUE Curator Seoul Museum of Art, Kim, Young-Eun Visiting Artist, Virginia Rigney Curator GCCG, and Jason Nelson Lecturer in Digital Art and Writing Griffith University Gold Coast at the Panel Discussion. You can join her at the Gold Coast City Gallery at 5pm Friday 4 November.

Arts Opportinuties in Asia with Asialink
11am Saturday 5 November, Gold Coast City Art Gallery

Join Eliza Roberts, Arts Residencies Coordinator for an information session about Asialink’s long-standing arts residency program. The program has been operating since 1991 and aims to broaden the experiences available to Australian artists in the Asian region; to develop projects related to the host country; and to encourage ongoing involvement between Australian and Asian artists and organisations. The residencies are a professional development opportunity for Australian arts practitioners and also act to foster bilateral relationships in the region. The grant of up to $12,000 goes towards travel, living and project expenses, and affords recipients the opportunity for in-depth research, stimulating cultural exchange, international collaboration and uninterrupted time for creativity. An open call for all residencies occurs annually to all artists who are Australian citizens or have permanent residency status in Australia and who are able to demonstrate a proven record of professional activity in the fields of Arts Management, Performing Arts, Visual Arts and Writing.

MAAP would encourage all those interested in pursuing opportunities in Asia to go along to this session.