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Science museum – information age

science museum – information age

The art is a tool, express communication between artists and viewers, also place for a communication. These days, the most popular interpersonal communication tools is mobile phone that realize personal mobile telecommunication. The mobile phone already more than just communication, as a name of convergence, mobile phone absorb MP3, internet, and pretty much all the field, like a black hole and running ahead in order to be an all purpose tool. Then, what is mobile phone for human being in the age of mobile phone and the age of digital convergence with mobile phone. Does human being communicate each other more than past? And is this real communication to human being and make them happy?

Human communication outdo animal communication, just simple communication functions, people can express themselves and moreover have social communication functions that understand people. Therefore, material civilization and individualism spread widely, modern people notice more and more about network and importance of communication. In less than 30 years, interindividual communication develop very rapidly and come into wide use. And also advanced skill spread widely, finally come into mobile revolution. That make people believe and think optimistically that cell phone solve these kinds of problems. Actually, cell phone with PC(Personal Computer) functions is now in charge both global telecommunication and global network(internet). However people still appeal loneliness, be alienated, and cut off. With well developed internet and cell phone, modern society achieve glottalization, however the communication between people and people go backward.

me true, because of negligence of a place for communication. Therefore, the true meaning of communication and network does not come out.(Artist and viewers can meet in art museum with art gallery as a tools)

The best way that people can communicate, but the worst way that they cut true communication between people, how can people overcome the contradiction of mobile communication.

             The way, people solve the contradiction problems are that mobile communication has to be not only just deliver voice communication tools but also formate of sympathy and deliver true communication in a place for communication. A place for communication is where you can identify existence myself and other people with communicate face to face. In other words, this is the place for both meeting and communication for the human who is social animal. However, now days, only communication tools are developed well, that is why the meeting does not co

Picasso museum in Spain

Picasso museum in Spain

People including children or those without any of background knowledge in the field of fine art usually mention Picasso as the greatest artist in modern art. However, when they are asked about why Picasso is the greatest artist on his work, they provide various answers such as modern art, abstract image, or drawing that anyone can create that are not quite understandable. However, people still ask a question about what is really a modern art. This is because everyone agrees that Picasso is the father of abstract modern fine art but was suspicious at least once as to how great Picasso’s works were in the past. The internationally well-recognized fine artist Picasso born in Spain created many of fine art works during his life time. After his 20s, he had already established the concept of currently-used abstract fine art. Unlike Picasso Museum in France that still possesses almost all the works from the post-generation of Picasso, this place converted as a museum from his work place in Spain collects all the courses as to how still-life images, landscape, and figure painting people are familiar with were changed into abstract painting style. Looking closely at every stage of courses, it is feasible to identify how Picasso created the concept of abstract painting that was outstanding enough for him to be called as the father of modern art. Starting from Picasso, modern art has been developed by many of the artists. Inquiry of how to accept modern fine art is in the same context of how much to understand the modern fine art works and enjoys them in the gallery.

Culture is sometimes referred to as life styles of human being. Above all, art is one of sort of culture reflected preference that human being look for a better life. So, you can find reason in the art about desire of better life and effort of faithful to that desire. However, modern art is not confined to seek simple beauty. Here is one question. What is the range of art to modern people that they can allow? There is no boundary line in the art. As you can see through couple examples, there are some art works that you can hardly tell that this is art. Such as, classical painting on the canvas, on his Oak-Tree work, Michael Craig- Martin puts glass cup fill with water on the table for wash stands and he says this is Oak tree and even more, some people says cutting animal in the formaldehyde solution tank is art too. Only question is that the public can accept these kinds of works as an art in this era.

With invention of perspective in the Renaissance, there are big differences between previous Renaissance age and after Renaissance age in painting. Like this, not only in our living history, but also include science, math and all the studies spread to the art, and these things are able to extend the way of expression. If I remind me that I did communication art work 25 years ago, I use cell phone which is going to be an important machine as in communication method in 21th century, as an object. I was really hard to imagine or make it merger two things which are cell phone and method of traditional painting. In other words, using cell phone as an object and put traditional painting technique was hard to imagine. As I mention before, Nam June Pail’s art work is even more spectacular. With advancement of science and technology, there is great invention television appears, and now television turns to daily necessity. Nam June Pail tries to put two things together. Television which one of best matter that reflects our lives, use as a canvas and work with visual image and creative new art field as video art. The reason this can be possible is that the way of art expression is pretty much coexistence with our life history include scientific technique.

             If scientific technique contributes diversity of art expression, the human’s life and its reward philosophy contribute that extend art’s fundamental boundary line big imagination that art can express. The entire thing that people create come from just one mind, art work is not different. The place where we live, they dress what we wear, and furthermore make efforts day and night and experience of life, all those things can be a media and turns to art works. In other words, if there is thinking, the range of creation does not limit and the ranges of art expressions are unlimited.

TATE museum :Turner Prize 2014-Tris Vonna-Michell

TATE museum :Turner Prize 2014-Tris Vonna-Michell

As mentioned in the posting earlier, the theme of group project in this grade is autoethnography.

English artist named Tris Vonna-Michell (28) gained huge fame with audio-tape performance in the artist show called ‘The Generational’ held by New Museum in 2009. Here, his work slowly started with the story by Tris Vonna-Michelle with the performance with voice recorded in the field and gradually caught up with speed until it was changed into the music of coloratured stream in the repetitive flow of climax and chorus.  

His work was totally based on autoethnography. 

Temporal elements of his current life as well as his own feeling on the world were all reflected on the photo. Furthermore, showing them in slides was enough to make audience feel how it was a documentary film, and his clumsy, stuttering, fast, and also slow voice of his well-represented his current feeling. His voice and the meaning of his words become the biography of observer in the form of diary as a prerequisite. Voice-recording conducted to show his thoughts convey the most direct effect over any of document-based biography.    

The British Museum:Territories of Practice-Text Image

The British Museum

Territories of Practice-Text Image

Since I was young, I liked talk with other people, listening to them, and counselling with them. Once I started having conversation with people, I was unaware of the passage of 2 or 3 hours. That make me know about the communication importance among the people. For me, telling the story is fun. I can tell my opinion to somebody, I can also express and tell my feelings, and I was able to give my knowledge to somebody. That is why people around me tell me that you must be good at announcer, VJ, teacher or counselor. 

It is natural for me to have an interest in the important elements of communication; language, sound, and signal. Among them, expression mode of text included in the language has always been difficult for me. Text has been a biasedly recognized as a design field related to practical academia rather than communication work in my head. Looking for origins of text in various countries, it is identifiable that characters in Egypt or China expressed the communication in a format of image since humans started communicating with each other and recorded them as a course of development of hieroglyphics. Therefore, text is regarded as the most typical image of drawing and hence an image for communication. However, when I was unable to exactly identify how to express text in my work because it is a promised sign and also standardized in human society, the class “Territories of Practice – Text Image’ was of a welcoming rain to me. 

Since they were precious works preserved in the storage of the British Museum, I was unable to take a picture of them. However, I was satisfied by leaving a simple sketch of them that only I was able to identify  

Fred Wilson (American, b.1954) 575 x 480

Among them, there was a work that attracted me. It was the work in 1954 by an artist named Fred Wilson that performed in the field creating work in a theme of realizing the history and culture in each period as well as racial discrimination as an African-American from US exhibition by participating in Venice Biennale in 2003. This work expressed how the ink, an element for oriental drawing, spread in the shape of water drop or fungus on the white rice paper based on direct lettering of lines in styles that might be shown on poetic diction from novels by Moby-Dick or Claude McKay and works by Shakespeare. How the ink was spread out to the white rice paper was very effective and painting-type of image expressing African-American that was regarded as dirty fungus on Caucasian-dominating society, and direct and realistic lettering applied on it served as a role of delivering the powerful story and the meaning and also representing one efficient work that graphic drawing and design-based text were well harmonized. This work expressing the society with racial indiscrimination related to lack of communication without understanding the difference of Caucasian and African-American inspired me much in terms of whether to express behind themes of my work through efficient visual works with text along with theme of ‘communication.’   



For finding answer.

Recently, I really wonder about how to develop and  create my art work with Pattern and signal because a range of  my subject of art work,communication, include pattern,letter and signal. Especially, I wonder  how properly  I  can create to  harmonize with human feature and pattern or signal within one art work.  I try to many kinds of different ways, among them ,today, I decide to visit SAATCHI GALLERY because recently, here,SAATCHI GALLERY, exhibit divers painting including installation ,sculpture and video woks.

In this exhibition term, SAATCHI GALLERY contains 15 different sections of  galleries, among them, 4 galleries( from gallery 11 to gallery 14) consist of  contemporary art works based on Britain today’nature  of 17 members young UK artists. Some of art works inspired me to create pattern, signal and letter so I tried to take a picture with me and art works together.

And then, my new interesting trial as which I took a picture with human and art works including art space kept going in another room of galleries.

Everything including all people, exists only through relationships with other people or things with communication. Nothing exists in isolation or absolute independence.



Freud Museum in London

Freud Museum in London

There are big and small museums all over in old city London. There is big and famous museum, such as the British Museum, and some museum for one great man, like Hendel and Dickens. These museum remodel great man’s house where they lived, in the museum, there are furniture, clothes, books, hats, and even one single pen with great care that great man used during his life.

Like these kinds of museum, there is a psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud’s(1856~1939) museum. This museum is hided in Northern London Hampstead where reside lots of scholars and writers. Freud spends most of time in Austria, Wien, however he passes ways in London. A Jew Freud, Austria was occupied by Nazi annexation of Austria in his latter years, he comes to England as an exile with forgetting his old age, when he was eighties. England greets him showing clear signs of illness because of more than 30 times of cancer of the mouth surgeries. He spends his last one year in London, and he passes away at Maresfield 20th street, The museum is located in this Maresfield 20th street.

In his house, there are lots of antiques he collected in his life from Egypt, China, and Greece. And also there are, books, desk, and a luxury couch that patients can lay down when they get psychoanalyst treatment from him. On the wall, fusain drawing from dali is hanging and on the first floor desk, you can see round glasses he used. It looks like he was just there until a few minutes ago, writing something on his desk.

Sigmund Freud(May 6th 1856~ September 23th 1929)is a doctor of psychiatrist, neurologist, philosopher and the founding father of psychoanalysis. He is famous for creating theory of unconscious suppression defence mechanism and also creating clinical that cure psychopathology with having conversation with patients. Freud begins to use hypnosis in his clinical work, he finds out hypnosis is not necessary to many subject and he gives up this way. And instead of that, he cure his patients with having conversation with them. This treatment is well know as talking cure and finally goal of this treatment which is conversation is that solve the patient’s strong feeling energy in unconscious.

Like this, Freud called the feeling that patients deny it “suppression” and he thinks, this can harm to consciousness normal function, and even more harm to physical function. And he explains this one as a psychosomatic disorder. The term of “arts of conversation” is made from Anna O. who is patient of his co-worker Josef Breuer. This “arts of conversation” is widely considered in foundation of Freudianism.

I paint most of my art work with communication and also insist about importance of communication, Freud’s life and his Freudianism research are very interested in to me. I know seriousness in human life when there are no conversation and communication. And also I can tell, communication is the best way to cure mental patient. Freud Museum give me chance to learn about importance of true inner communication among the people and let me know the answer about what is the origin of human existence.

Cultural Orienteering

East London

 Let’s talk about East London history first, before talking about East London gallery. Few years ago, East London is just like an outsider, completely disregard from ordinary guide book or map.London is split in two parts, East-end and West-end, with city area which is a central of finance. West-end is wealth and beautiful area. Including Buckingham Palace, there are a lot of facilities concentrated in West-end, such as city main building, state or country main building, and culture establishment. on the other hand, East-end is backward area that you can easily see factory, storage, and warehouse.At East-end, there are full of scribble off the wall and many dark drab buildings. Also East-end is the area of a high incidence of crime and residence of labor. Therefore, this place can tell England’s ordinary people’s emotion and culture.

 After establishment of “The Space” at East-end in 1968, there are formed artist community that anyone can do creative activity freely. Especially, around Haxton square, yBa has been active and yBa become a roll to England modern art.After this, yBa moved to  Hackney factory outside of East-end, they still keep alive in that area.

In 1990s redevelopment policy: the birth of World famous Canary Wharf result from the development DLR(Dockland Light Railway) which is connection between London and East London and be awarded the right to host 2012 London Olympic bring about change a lot. Especially, in Shoreditch and Dalston, lots of stores are opened and many things are entered, such as, sensible design studio, vintage shop, and many kinds of art galleries. Now this place is one of the best and well known trendy area in London.

Now East-end makes a new leap forward and currently underway as a center of London culture which ordinary people’s life and art are co-exist with, trendy commerce culture and passionate, experimental art.




Chisenhale Gallery

64 Chisenhale Road London E3 5QZ

 East side of London, around Cambrige Heath Road is concentrated in new gallery after 2000s. In Cambrige Hearth Road, you can see fresh and sparkle work of young artist, as behind Bond street that normally dealing with famous artist work. This place is an outskirt of the London city and it takes one and half hour by bus from London city. You can find nonprofit Chisenhale gallery, when you walk lonesome residential road, even during the day time. This gallery is well known place because they have their own education program and publicity. Furthermore, they choose high quality artist and planning. The situation that the large commerce galleries are getting bigger and bigger, however nonprofit gallery and traditional place are getting smaller and even close, is very good news to them.

Wilkison Gallery

Corner of Vyner Street and Mowlem St, London, E2 9HE

 Vyner St which located in five minute walk from Broadway Market, is famous for crowed independence gallery and young artist in Hackeny. Side to side of two lane road, there are around 20 small independent gallery including longest Wilkinson. Cultivatevyner street is brand new gallery, opened last September. They try to introduce work of artists who are keeping freedom and experiment that stands for East London sprit. Young artist who live in East London always exhibit their work. The good thing in this gallery is that artists can sell their work directly to collector, therefore they can cut middle margin. When you see the price of the work, you can find out they cut their middle profit and they reflect their purpose well. Around 20 of new generation artists painting work 50 ~ 100 sizes are cost 500 pound or so. My dog Sighs is rising next generation graphic artist who followed Banksy. Even his work cost around 150 pound. This gallery cut price a lot. New artist still move to East London because this place rent is cheaper that West London. And president of gallery says that is why you can get art work cheaper than any other place

Maureen Paley Gallery

21 Herald Street, London E2 6JT

First of all, Maureen Paley was born in New York she attended Sarah Lawrence College ,and graduated from Brown University. Her artwork appears on the cover of the Summer 1973 edition of Sarah Lawrence Magazine.She received Russian training as a ballet dancer.She emigrated to England in 1977, attending The Royal College of Art , where she gained an MA in photography. In 1978, she met and became one of the first London friends of  Helen Chadwick, who, like Paley, lived in Beck Road,Bethnal Green.  Paley and other friends took part in Chadwick’s first London show, a feminist performance titled In the Kitchen, by strapping themselves in a canvas model of a cooker.Chadwick guided Paley in the conversion of her home into a space for art exhibitions. In 1984, Paley began a gallery programme in her Victorian terraced house.-Referenced by Wikipidia

As her effort,Maureen Paley gallery was able to open. This gallery is now one of the best galleries in the world over England, and they have a big effect to choose Turner Prize nominee.“Turner Prize’ cut the nominee artist to 4 people, some of London art dealer, which are Lisson Gallery, Jay Jopling who is close to Charles Saattchi, Maureen Paley Gallery and Victoria Miro Gallery can affect the selction of winner of ”Turner Prize“

Laura Bartlett Gallery

10 Northington Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 2JG

 Around Leathermarket court is not far from London Bridge sataion, is new residence area, located in zone 1. This town has good school district and also famous for highly coast residence. Previously, at Leathermarket Street in south east London, Laura Bartlett gallery moved to this more centrally located space. You can easily pass the gallery or hardly tell this place is gallery or not, because of entrance similar to house entrance. This Commercial gallery specializing in contemporary art showing approximately eight exhibitions a year, showcasing young international emerging and established artists. One of requirements of middle and upper class of London is higher culture knowledge. Laura Bartlett gallery is participate in high standard living in new town,

The Regent’s Canal

Walkers on the trail East London you can cross the upper part of Regent park. Follow this road you can reach Regent’s Canal that you are able to see beautiful view and get a rest. This charming canal called Little Venice, built in 1820s as transportation, however after railroad opened their role has been reduced. However, to reflect this culture trend in East London, canal has been changed and reborn. Around canal area, there are amusement facilities, trail, small boat and cruise ship. This place is kind of small up and coming water zone for young generation as hot place and every season they give a concert with free pass.

Like this, in East London, rounded Old street, Liverpool street, Hoxton, Shoreditch has not only a lot of gallery and landmark such as Regent’s canal but lots of fun grafity. You can see so many people on weekend here, because every weekend free market, like Bricklane Market , Petticoat Lane Market, Old Spitalfields Market are events and also  there are  lots of hip-hop club, bar and restaurant. Also you can experience street passion, vintage culture trend, food, alcohol, progressive young artist music and art., Because of those reason, many design company are concentrated in this palces. To reflect this young and creative East London trend, one famous young Korean singer whose name is G-Dragon also make a music video his newest title song “Crooked”(Lately, in New York times highly praise G-Dragon’s solo 2nd album Coup D’ETAT)  in here.

East London lead another local culture in London with plenty of new gallery and culture contents, just like New York Brooklyn; just finished beautiful decoration and rough ruined area just like jewelry are coexist and Mullae-dong in South Korea.