press release

Media City Seoul 2008
5th Seoul International Media Art Biennale
"Turn and Widen"
Direktor: Ilho Park
Kuratoren: Maarten Bertheux, Andreas Broeckmann, Raul Zamudio, Tohru Matsumoto

Opening Event: September 11, 2008

The 5th Seoul International Media Art Biennale (media_city seoul 2008) will be held in Seoul Museum of Art from September 12 to November 5, 2008. Seoul International Media Art Biennale has continued and prospered the event and its quality through the past four Biennale since 2000, being much recognized both domestically and internationally as a notable media art festival.

Especially, this 5th Biennale is significant in retracing prior exhibitions for the preparation of the next decade. Therefore it aims at asking fundamental and essential questions, such as "What is media art?" "What is the difference between traditional art and media art?" "What change in art has been caused from this?" and "What kind of effects will this bring?" and it will also attempt to find out the answers of these questions through the exhibition of various media artworks.

The theme of this Biennale is Turn and Widen and it consists of three categories; Section of Light, Section of Communication and Section of Time. The 5th Seoul International Media Art Biennale will be showing artworks by 70 teams from 26 countries. International Symposium, media_city seoul Archive and Matrix S will be held as related events of the Biennale.

Artists Antoine Schmitt (France) Chae, Mi-hyun & Dr. Jung (Korea) Kim, Sin-il (Korea) Carlos Coronas (Spain) Suzann Victor (Singapore) Hung, Tunglu (Taiwan) Li, Hui (China) Pablo Valbuena (Spain) C.E.B. Reas (USA) Michael Morris, Yoshiko Sato (UK/Japan) Anish Kapoor (India) Daniel Pflumm(Germany) Ann Veronica Janssens (Belgium) Peter Struycken (Netherlands) Olafur Eliasson (Denmark) Paul Chan (USA/China) Julien Maire (France) Electroboutique(Alexei Shulgin, Aristarkh Chernyshev) (Russia) Herwig Weiser (Austria) Cleverson (Brazil) Takahashi, Kyota (Japan) Ito, Atsuhiro (Japan) Seo, Hyo-jung (Korea) Jeong, Young-hoon (Korea) Yu, Hyun-jung (Korea) Zin, Kijong (Korea) Lee, Zune (Korea) ITRI Creativity Lab (Taiwan) Christa Sommerer, Laurent Mignonneau (Austria/France) Takahiro Matsuo (Japan) Anaisa Franco (Brazil) The Light Surgeons (UK) Gerald van der Kaap (Netherlands) Marc Lee (Switzerland) Markus Hansen (Germany) Joyce Hinterding, David Haines (Australia /UK) Cristina Mateus (Portugal) Michael Bell Smith (USA) Rafael Lozano-Hemmer (Mexico) Erika Harrsch (Mexico/France) Abidi, Bani (Pakistan) Kuo, I-Chen (Taiwan) Yuko, Mohri (Japan) Mioon (Korea) Kim, Yunchul (Korea) Shin, Kiwoun (Korea) Won, Seoungwon (Korea) Jung, Yeondoo (Korea) Marie Sester (France) Jun Nguyen-Hatsushiba (USA) Minnette Vári (South Africa) AES+F group (Russia) William Kentridge (South Africa) Yacine Sebti (Morocco/Belgium) Thyra Hilden, Pio Diaz (Denmark/Argentina) Manon de Boer (Netherlands) Helga Griffiths (Germany) Herwig Turk (Austria) Tania Ruiz Gutiérrez (Chile/Colombia) Thomas Köner (Germany) Damian Ontiveros Ramirez (Mexico) Carlos Amorales (Mexico) Marina Zurkow (USA) Miguel Angel Rios (Argentina) Teresa Serrano (Mexico) Monika Bravo (U S A /Colombia) Yang, Fudong (China) Ezawa,Kota (Japan/Germany) Qiu, Anxiong (China) Fujii, Shiro (Japan)


International Symposium September 11, 2008 1:30 – 4:00 p.m. Seoul Museum of History Lecture Hall Douglas Kellner (Professor of UCLA) Oliver Grau (Professor of Danube University Krems)

media_city seoul Archive September 12 –November 5, 2008 Seoul Museum of Art 1F

Matrix S September – November 21 Galleries in Seoul

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