Interface: A Cross-Genre Exploration
Exhibition Opening Reception:
Friday, October 5 at 6:00 PM
On View: Oct. 5-31, 2018
Korean Cultural Center Washington, D.C.
Embassy of the Republic of Korea
2370 Massachusetts Ave. NW Washington, D.C. 20008
Join the opening reception & meet the artists!
Complimentary wine & Korean appetizers
Join us for the opening of Interface: A Cross-Genre Exploration, a new group exhibition of mixed media works by Korean artists Gene Kim, Seung Yun Shin, and Seungjo Jeong that parse our everyday digital media frontier, where communication—between users and systems, objects and images, or memories and mechanics—is increasingly complex.
Presenting about 20 diverse works that mix media genres and experiment with new art forms, Kim, Shin, and Jeong attempt to break down the traditional artistic expression framework. Each confronts challenges of modern life, often stemming from overwhelming technological change: distinguishing between the real and its copies or an image and an actual object, translating one’s memories into digital formats, or simply recognizing the function of specialized devices and their components. These artists try to engage with viewers on these issues by reminding us of easy-to-overlook core principles that remain constant, such as environment, nature, and the individual. At the same time, the ingenuity and diversity of their work demonstrates the infinite possibilities of art and the artists’ passion for connecting art with viewers.
Admission to the opening reception event including talks by the artists on Friday, October 5 at 6:00 p.m. is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Interface: A Cross-Genre Exploration will remain on view during regular hours through October 31, 2018.