Sonmat Practice Program (2022)

After COVID-19, artists have experienced a big change in exhibition platforms, regardless of the genre.

The classical form of an exhibition where the audience was invited to a fixed physical space became scattered to the private spaces of individuals.

Representatively, exhibitions in the form of web space became the standard, and as a result, craftwork that emphasized physical properties quickly converted to static images and was presented to the audience.

Handi Kim: Of course, the online space allowed for exhibitions to continue without stopping, but concerns grew about online exhibition spaces regarding only being able to display flat artwork. In particular, as I worked with ceramics before, I had a serious concern regarding the direction of adaptation for works where the tangible senses were very important.

Unknown Kim: I work with space-specific and experimental sound performance, and I’m in the same boat as craftsmen in terms of collaborating with physical space. In the last few years, I was curious about the different attempts and concerns that artists who have been working in a limited environment have shared a consensus through experiences of losing the big and small meanings through the conversion online.

In the future of exhibition space where conversion is expected… How can we devise an alternative exhibition form that allows for the sharing of physical properties that are different from classical exhibition forms or flat web spaces?

Director : Qootechniq
Participants : Haewon Sohn, Suyoung Yang, Suhyun Suh, Hyein Park
Web development : Dongha Kim
Sponsor: Arko