Presented for the first time in Australia by MAAP – Media Arts Asia Pacific – and curated by MAAP Director Kim Machan, LANDSEASKY is a visually rich exhibition of screen-based artwork by leading international and Australian contemporary artists at the National Art School Gallery, Sydney from 21st August to 11th October 2014
Works in the exhibition reflect upon the overriding theme of the horizon-line as a timeless source for inspiration and a metaphor for humanity’s relationship to the world. But in the digital era, an entire generation of artists uses the screen space not only to present stunning and evocative images, but work that also incorporates sculptural, architectural and conceptual elements.
LANDSEASKY sets out to challenge the illusionist elements that we readily consume in screen culture. The artists have been selected as their work sharpens our focus on the medium of video, inevitably comparing and contrasting the strategies each artist uses to articulate their concepts. The works have a very strong physical and visual impact. However, the exhibition extends the investigation of video space to include other subtle approaches that will add and amplify the discussion of spatiality in video. For instance, some of the proposed works update the connection between history and society with a fresh perspective. Kim Machan, Curator
LANDSEASKY presents work by a range of artists from different countries, cultures and generations. Artists selected to exhibit at NAS Gallery are Jan Dibbets (The Netherlands), Paul Bai (Australia), Lauren Brincat (Australia), Barbara Campbell (Australia), Wang Gongxin (China), Shilpa Gupta (India), Derek Kreckler (Australia), Joao Vasco Paiva (Portugal/Hong Kong), Kimsooja (South Korea), Zhu Jia (China)
Other artists exhibited as part of LANDSEASKY include:
Yeondoo Jung (South Korea), Giovanni Ozzola (Italy), Wang Peng (China), Craig Walsh (Australia), Sim Cheol Woong (South Korea), Heimo Zobernig (Austria), Yang Zhenzhong (China),
The exhibition launched in Seoul, Korea on 21 February 2014 across the following venues:Artsonje Center, Lee Hwaik Gallery, One and J Gallery, Opsis Art, Gallery IHN, Gallery Skape and proceeded to Shanghai, China from 19 April to 20 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).
LANDSEASKY is supported by: Major Sponsors | Australia Council for the Arts | Arts Queensland | Australia- Korea Foundation. Thanks to the Australian Embassy, Seoul and Australian Embassy, Beijing.
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