Hyukgue Kwon questions how the practice of curating can represent a multitude of contemporary art that goes beyond the initial articulation of artistic, subjective and cultural framework, without the means of illusive celebration and the management of the arts. Kwon often collaborates with other practitioners, writers and audiences, and his practice mostly involves a critical interpretation of exhibition making and the exploration of various curatorial strategies, challenging the pre-conceived notions of exhibition making.
Hyukgue Kwon (born 1982, Seoul, South Korea) is an independent curator and researcher. Kwon’s recent curatorial projects include, When I Encounter You, London, 2015-ongoing;Eunsoo Hur, Project Space Stage 3×3, Seoul, South Korea, 2014; Richard Smith, Winter Project Space, London, 2013; Penumbra, an eight day project with eight artists, Bermondsey Project Space, London, 2012. He also worked as a researcher for exhibitions such as Terra Galaxia: Aerotropolics, Home and Away, City States, Liverpool Biennial, 2012.
Residents from South Korea
Maruša Sagadin’s investigates sign systems and their formal language, taken from architecture as well as pop and subcultural sources, and re-contextualizes them; productively altering their meaning. Questions regarding the legibility and reading of these systems, as well as the associated notions of arbitrariness or freedom, continuously resurface in new garb throughout her work in the form of installation, performative interventions and text-based collage.
Maruša Sagadin (born in Ljubljana) is based in Vienna and studied architecture at the Technical University in Graz and sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. She teaches at Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, department for Performative Arts and Sculpture, with professor Monica Bonvicini. She was awarded the Schindler Grant at the MAK Center for Art and Architecture in Los Angeles in 2010. Sagadin’s recent exhibitions include Cultural Center Tobačna, Ljubljana; Kunsthalle Wien, Destination, Vienna; Neue Galerie, Innsbruck; 21er Haus, Vienna; Lothringer13/Laden, Munich; Kunstbunker, Nürnberg; and Christine König Galerie, Vienna.
Events & Exhibitions
Residents from Austria
AaBbPp (Elena Narbutaite & Gintaras Didziapetris)
AaBbPp is a collaborative project concentrating on headwear as the point of departure. AaBbPp considers their hats as hybrids between Ready-to-wear and prototype. Similarly, their online presence and shop function as a voice and commercial enterprise. AaBbPp was founded in 2014 and has exhibited in the following exhibitions Society Acts, Moderna Museet, Malmo, 2014; Port Authority, MARCO, Museo de Arte Contemporánea, Vigo, 2015;Contour 7: A Moving Image Biennale, Mechelen, Belgium, 2015.