Artspace is pleased to announce 경로를 재탐색합니다 UN/LEARNING AUSTRALIA, a large-scale project co-curated with the Seoul Museum of Art (SeMA), opening at SeMA on 14 December 2021.
Commemorating the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Australia and South Korea, 경로를 재탐색합니다 UN/LEARNING AUSTRALIA amplifies artistic practice representing contemporary issues vital to Australia and invites audiences to examine privilege, dominance and power from several perspectives. The project unpacks the complexities of national histories and the present moment through self-presentation and multiple forms of knowledge and resistance that challenge the standard representations of Australia.
경로를 재탐색합니다 UN/LEARNING AUSTRALIA features works by Abdul Abdullah, Brook Garru Andrew, Club Ate, Richard Bell, Daniel Boyd, Johnathon World Peace Bush, Madison Bycroft, Timothy Cook, Megan Cope, Robert Fielding, Zaachariaha Fielding, Agatha Gothe-Snape, Matthew Griffin, Taloi Havini, Timo Hogan, IVI (lead artists Ruha Fifita, Minaira Fifita, Sheida Vazirzadeh), Iwantja Women’s Collaborative, Iwantja Men’s Collaborative, Soda Jerk, Helen Johnson, Alex Martinis Roe, Carol McGregor, Archie Moore, Kunmanara (Peter) Mungkuri, Mrs Norris, Vincent Namatjira, Mel O’Callaghan, Lawrence Pennington, Yhonnie Scarce, Leyla Stevens, Lennard Walker, Judy Watson, Ms Wirrpanda, Pedro Wonaeamirri and Ms Yunupiŋu.
Throughout the exhibition period 경로를 재탐색합니다 UN/LEARNING AUSTRALIA will also be taking over Artspace’s Instagram account, 52 ARTISTS 52 ACTIONS (@52artists52actions), with each participating artist, collective and art centre presenting a new digital commission in response to ideas of ‘unlearning’.
The exhibition will be accompanied by a major publication featuring documentation, interviews, and essays and experimental texts by Stephen Gilchrist, Hannah Donnelly, Ayoung Kim, June Miskell and Soo-Min Shim. The participating artists, collectives and art centres will each contribute unique pages of artist content responding to the exhibition themes and ideas of ‘unlearning’.
경로를 재탐색합니다 UN/LEARNING AUSTRALIA will be exhibiting at SeMA from 14 December 2021 to 6 March 2022.
Eugene Hannah Park
LION'S HONEY: a reader
Seoul Museum of Art & Artspace, Sydney are thrilled to release the second iteration of Lion’s Honey: a reader, one year after the opening of 경로를 재탐색합니다 UN/LEARNING AUSTRALIA at Seoul Museum of Art. The publication documents Agatha Gothe-Snape’s performance @LionsHoney, beginning with a list of every book read over the duration of the work, and including four commissioned texts by readers and the artist. Lion’s Honey was re-commissioned as a performance by Seoul Museum of Art and Artspace, Sydney in 경로를 재탐색합니다 UN/LEARNING AUSTRALIA, 14 December 2021 to 6 March 2022.
Lion’s Honey was originally commissioned by Kaldor Public Art Projects for Making Art Public: 50 Years of Kaldor Public Art Projects, 7 September 2019 – 16 February 2020. More information here
Download the Lion's Honey: a reader PDF in Korean here and in English here
경로를 재탐색합니다 UN/LEARNING AUSTRALIA is supported by the Australian Embassy in the Republic of Korea; the Australia-Korea Foundation of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade; and the Australian Government through the Australian Cultural Diplomacy Grants Program, and through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts and funding advisory body. 경로를 재탐색합니다 UN/LEARNING AUSTRALIA is sponsored by Kukje Gallery and The Wesfarmers Collection of Australian Art, Perth. Artspace and SeMA thank these organisations for their generous support of this project.