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Wanderers on the Boundary
Wanderers on the Boundary
  • Period 2021-03-05~2021-08-15
  • Work Type Internal
  • Artworks Count 6
  • Place Busan Museum of Art, 2F
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Wanderers on the Boundary

《Wanderers on the Boundary》 as the Collection Highlights III explores boundless insights of contemporary artists with installation exhibits housed at the Busan Museum of Art. The world we live in makes numerous choices on bifurcated boundaries. Relationships thereof are a part of the organic mechanism of all structures, so we live each day being pushed to make choices for all our deeds and acts. A boundary is what “distinguishes” the inside from the outside, but is also a mechanism to enable dynamic “interactions” of the two. In Russian semiotician Yuri M. Lotman (1922~1993)’s book titled “Semiosphere: Semiotics of Culture”, the author states that there exists a zone of structural neutrality between the points of extremity in two opposing boundaries, and structural elements accumulated there tend to be ambivalent. Likewise, a zone of neutrality in boundaries can be interpreted to mean a place where new values and meanings are generated by discovering holistic and integrative ones where the seemingly hard-to-integrated that are binarily opposite from one another are combined. It is analogous to the context of the contemporary art in pursuit of diversity – a mission imposed on contemporary artists to create and observe something new through insights of thesis, antithesis and synthesis on the fine line of boundaries. It is hoped that 《Wanderers on the Boundary》 could show how dichotomy is deconstructed and overturned by mutually imposing values and communicating with one another – albeit being ambivalent on the fine line of boundaries – beyond the cliched “in and out” concept of a boundary, and offer a time for the audience to get a sense of new meanings of art and its potentials beyond a given boundary.
Work Introduction
Exhibits in 《Wanderers on the Boundary》 are some of the iconic artworks for the contemporary art in today’s world and other works recently housed at the Busan Museum of Art or not frequently showcased ones among its collections. They are the works of seven artists at the forefront of converging the contemporary art by freely crossing over the boundaries of the genre of visual art. Their exhibits have explored creative potentials of art by viewing the world without being bound by any ideologies, people or national boundary and thinking outside the box of even wide-ranging figurative languages. Participating artists are: Olafur Eliasson that explores the boundaries of the reality and the virtuality through cross-genre collaboration; Atta Kim that examines the true nature of beings; Barthélémy Toguo from Cameroon that seeks to produce art to represent the world of “living together”; Haegue Yang that attempts for communication with a closed notion of a human being by creating a neutral space (an open boundary) using blinds; Jan Fabre that explores how a life modifies its form and revives on the boundary of time; and Jung Hyeryun that examines spaces of abstraction and uncertainty through three-dimensional drawing.