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Undoings: Gapado Island, South Korea, selected as artists in residence and exhibition program

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Louise Wilson, Professor Jane Wilson

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This is the final published version of an exhibition that has been published in its final definitive form by Gapado Island AiR Gallery, 2018.

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Abstract

We were invited on a 3 month, residency in the Southern island called Gappado part of the self- governing Jeju Province run by Hyundai Card who support The Tate Gallery’s photographic exhibitions and Turbine Hall Commissions. We were nominated by Dr Sook-Kyung Lee, Senior Research Curator, Tate Research Centre: Asia. The other jury members were from MoMA and the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Korea the final selection was of 16 artists.Each artist will be provided an Individual studio: there will be a visiting Curator Program: review session and seminar with curators from global museums and galleries.Seoul and Jeju Island Field Trip: Visit to major cultural and art spots around Seoul and Jeju Island (free participation fee, hotel provided) Support for Exhibition: support for arranging exhibition space in Gapado, Jeju mainland and Seoul.‘IN UNDOINGS_GAPADO ISLAND’’, 2018 (Proposal)The Jeju group of islands is an archipelago that includes Gapado Island. These islands co-exist within an interconnected archipelago that also includes Jeju-do Island, once a former site of brutal conflict and military history. I am particularly interested in what happens when a place with such remoteness and inaccessibility relinquishes control, whether this be to the forces of nature and the environment or to external forces such as military fortification and occupation it becomes a place in which subsequently time and ideology are liberated; a Demilitarized Zone a buffer in face of the ‘’unknown’’. To the south, there is a maritime and territorial conflict in the East China Sea and the South China Sea between China on the one side and Vietnam and the Philippines in the other. In the midst of these zones of conflict sits, Jeju which is in the process of becoming a Carbon-free Island the ultimate paradox. During the Gapado AIR residency I plan to make a period of research on the island. Working with photography, digital 3-D stills and video. I also want to work with an analogue medium format camera using wide angle, prism, borescope and periscope lenses to capture the site and to imagine the ‘site’, its reach beyond the coastal and its liminal proximity in order to realize a new body of large scale photographic works. I plan to spend part of our time during the residency in Seoul where I will make connections with the arts communities based there. In particular, with the arts and humanities department at Seoul National University the staff and students there, as well as the many important and dynamic contemporary art galleries and museums in the region.I have been invited on a 3 month, residency in the Southern island called Gappado part of the self- governing Jeju Province run by Hyundai Card who support The Tate Gallery’s photographic exhibitions and Turbine Hall Commissions. We were nominated by Dr Sook-Kyung Lee, Senior Research Curator, Tate Research Centre: Asia. The other jury members were from MoMA and the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Korea the final selection was of 16 artists.Each artist will be provided an Individual studio: there will be a visiting Curator Program: review session and seminar with curators from global museums and galleries.Seoul and Jeju Island Field Trip: Visit to major cultural and art spots around Seoul and Jeju Island (free participation fee, hotel provided) Support for Exhibition: support for arranging exhibition space in Gapado, Jeju mainland and Seoul.‘IN UNDOINGS_GAPADO ISLAND’’, 2018 (Proposal)The Jeju group of islands is an archipelago that includes Gapado Island. These islands co-exist within an interconnected archipelago that also includes Jeju-do Island, once a former site of brutal conflict and military history. I am particularly interested in what happens when a place with such remoteness and inaccessibility relinquishes control, whether this be to the forces of nature and the environment or to external forces such as military fortification and occupation it becomes a place in which subsequently time and ideology are liberated; a Demilitarized Zone a buffer in face of the ‘’unknown’’. To the south, there is a maritime and territorial conflict in the East China Sea and the South China Sea between China on the one side and Vietnam and the Philippines in the other. In the midst of these zones of conflict sits, Jeju which is in the process of becoming a Carbon-free Island the ultimate paradox. During the Gapado AIR residency we plan to make a period of research on the island. Working with photography, digital 3-D stills and video and to work with an analogue medium format camera using wide angle, prism, borescope and periscope lenses to capture the site and to imagine the ‘site’, its reach beyond the coastal and its liminal proximity in order to realize a new body of large scale photographic works. We plan to spend part of our time during the residency in Seoul where we will make connections with the arts communities based there. In particular, with the arts and humanities department at Seoul National University the staff and students there, as well as the many important and dynamic contemporary art galleries and museums in the region.


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Artist(s): Wilson LA, Wilson JB

Publication type: Exhibition

Publication status: Published

Year: 2018

Venue: Gapado Island AiR Gallery

Location: Gapado Island, Jeju Province, South Korea

Media of Output: Several photographic works, installation

URL: https://pacific.epeak.in/2018/04/16/giving-distant-island-a-brand-new-lease-of-life-6/


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