[ 5 June 2014 19:00 - 21:00 ]
Juhee Youn: Contemporary travel
MBassy Unlimited Evening #004
Juhee Youn in conversation with artist Margret Wibmer
Juhee Youn (*1977) is based in Seoul [KR] and works as an artist, performance director and art curator. She is a graduate of Kyungwon University Korea and the Dutch Art Institute. In her latest project titled contemporary travel, she explores tourism as a vehicle for introducing contemporary art in a local area. Yangyang which is becoming one of the hottest contemporary sites three hours outside of Seoul, primarily identifies as a tourist site during summer season but is largly influenced by Seoul’s economy, social developments, politics etc. Therefore Yangyang which means ‘the brilliant sunrise on the deep blue sea’ can, according to Juhee Youn, acquire contemporaneity by sharing various points of connection.
This is the fourth edition in a series of events presenting emerging European and international artists, living and working in The Netherlands. Mbassy Unlimited’s mission is to communicate and to ignite a new dialogue from the artist’s perspective. Mbassy Unlimited is an independent alliance for contemporary art & culture seeking to create new equity for the arts in an increasingly challenging time. It is founded by Margret Wibmer, an international artist and lecturer.
Extensive accounts of the first three sessions, with Florian Krepcik, Marianna Maruyama and Chris Meighan respectively, can be found on the Mbassy Unlimited website.