Young Groping 2014, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Gwacheon

The Young Groping 2014 exhibition, hosted in National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Gwacheon, which introduces the experimental spirit and original works of young artists. This exhibition, which is celebrating its 18th anniversary this year, has eight finalists selected in the fields of painting, Korean painting, installation, video, and performance, and you can enjoy about 40 works.

‘The Young Groping’ exhibition is the oldest regular exhibition of the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art. It started as a ‘Young Artist’ exhibition at Deoksugung Museum of Art in 1981 and is renamed the ‘Young Groping’ exhibition since 1990. By increasing the chances of introducing new artists. For the past 33 years, the ‘Young People’ exhibition has presented a future-oriented view to discover the current trend of Korean contemporary art by discovering and nurturing the next generation of new artists with outstanding experimental spirit and potential.

The finalists selected in this exhibition were selected by the new selection artists from various fields for the arts departments of the museum, and selected eight finalists through several meetings of the internal selection committee. Rather than giving a blatant approach to realistic events or absurd social structures, they tend to use the artist’s unique imagination and reality in a detour, like a cruel fairy tale.

Kim Ha-young (1983-) focuses on the impact of rapidly developing modern science and technology on the modern people in society. It depicts the vanity of human life, losing personality and living in an artificial landscape, with colorful colors and simple images.

Kim Do-hee (1979-)Criticizes reality through the ontological record and awareness of human beings in a rapidly changing reality. Nocturnal enuresis, which looks like a giant cloudscape, paints a child’s urine several times over the media and points out the experiences that were concealed and unexplained in reality, as a child’s nightmare is discharged by urine.

Roh Sang-ho (1986-) made a fictional story based on the stories and images collected from everyday life, and dragged the ‘Merchen Wagon’ made by remodeling the rear car to the streets to spread the story non-linearly, drawing, painting, performance, etc. Expand to the medium of

Jo Song (1983-) begins by writing short titles and attaching titles, and the artist’s imagination is added to create a fictional story. The artist’s imagination removes the weight of seriousness by drawing dark and gloomy images of human’s dark inner side such as selfishness, desire, jealousy, and relative superiority that are prevalent in everyday life and society.

Yoon Hyang-ro (1986-) focuses on popular culture that represents the attitudes and ways of life for the generations living in modern times, combining images and creating new meanings derived from the gap.

Ohmin (1975-) observes repetitive consciousness, everyday patterns, etc., based on personal experience, and notes the rather uncomfortable balance that arises from these rules.

Yong-Joo Kwon (1977-)Makes a huge artificial waterfall using abandoned by-products such as cheap building materials and construction waste. Waterfall is the way in which an individual survives in society and its traces.

Kim Woong-yong (1982-) mixes, arranges and re-edits the elements of the film such as audio, video, cut, and so on.

In order to arouse social awareness, the participating artists attempt to resolve social tensions and conflicts perceived in their daily lives or to visualize the scenes of everyday life rather than showing them directly. Through this exhibition, we will look at the works that suggest the possibility of various interpretations with the rich imagination of the young generation. It is also hoped that there will be a forum for predicting and discussing the formative discourses of this era.

National Museum of Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, South Korea

The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Gwacheon was designed in 1986 by architect Kim Tae-soo.

It is a family-friendly museum that harmonizes tradition and modernity by applying the Korean traditional space composition method to modern functions.

Gwacheon is a visitor-centered art museum composed of eight exhibition halls utilizing the expertise of each field such as architecture, crafts, photography, painting, sculpture, media, and children’s art museum for children’s education and experience.

You can meet the artworks of nature in the outdoor sculpture hall, and make precious memories at the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, where you can meet Korean modern art living in the indoor exhibition hall.