ARTSOME Exhibition

Group show "Infinite Challenge" runs through July 13 at National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Seoul

Infinite Challenge is show casing works by7 artists(featuring Asian female media artists) from 6 countries, 22 works.

Artists participating:

NaliniMalani (1946)
Born in 1946, Karachi, Undivided India. Lives and works in Bombay/Amsterdam.

For more than four decades, NaliniMalani has in her experimental art addressed social, political and societal issues surrounding the Indian subcontinent, including the conflict between India and Pakistan, the abuse and rape of women, and the struggle for democracy. Starting out as a painter, NaliniMalani was a pioneer in India who broke out of the classical painting frame in the late eighties to reach a wider audience, with installations, theatre, ephemeral wall drawings, erasure performances and video/shadow plays.

Soungui KIM (1946)
Born in Buyeo, Korea. Currently lives and works in France/Korea.

She is deeply influenced by Buddhist thought, the philosophies of Lao-tse and Tchuang-tse, and Wittgenstein’s investigation on language. Through her works, she explores the nature of time and the play of language, and questions of life and art.

Shu Lea Cheang(1954)
Born in Taiwan. Shu Lea Cheang is a multi-media artist who works in the fields of net-based installation, social interface and film production.

Cheang is one of the leading multimedia artists dealing with multidisciplinary studies. Her work is unique in allowing viewer interaction. She is most noted for her individual approach in the realm of art and technology, creatively intermingling social issues with artistic methods.

Born in Lahore, Pakistan. Lives and works in New York.

ShahziaSikander's pioneering practice takes Indo-Persian miniature painting as a point of departure. She challenges the strict formal tropes of miniature painting as well as its medium-based restrictions by experimenting with scale and media. Such media include animation, video, mural, and collaboration with other artists.

Shilpa Gupta(1976)

Lives and works in Mumbai, India Shilpa Gupta is an interdisciplinary artist who uses from manipulated found objects to photography, video, interactive computer-based installation, and performance. Much of her works invite the audience to participate in them. She employs a variety of media blurring the boundary between art and ordinary life.

CAO FEI(1978)
Born in Guanzhou, China. Based in Beijing and works internationally.

Cao Fei is known for her multimedia installations and videos, and is acknowledged as one of the key artists of a new generation emerging from Mainland China. She mixes social commentary, popular aesthetics, and references to Surrealism in her films and installations. Her works reflect on the rapid and chaotic changes that are occurring in Chinese society today.

Born in Bali, Indonesia. Lives in Brisbane, Australia, and works internationally.

Her works investigate the geopolitical borders that segregate our globalising world, informed by interdisciplinary research in art and critical geopolitics. Through interactive and participatory methodology she engages people in sociopolitical relationship models to foster critical dialogues.

The exhibition runs through July 13, 2014.
Venue: National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Seoul
Address: 30 Samcheong-ro, Sogyeok-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul 110-200


April 2014