Edge of Now – Kim Heecheon, Yang Jian, Verena Friedrich, 2019

Photos by Aleks Slota

Edge of Now – Kim Heecheon, Yang Jian, Verena Friedrich, 2019

<Three Rooms> is a collaborative project, which was designed by Chronus Art Center (China), Nam June Paik Art Center (South Korea), and ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe (Germany), in order to support emerging media artists representing their countries. The exhibition <Edge of Now> is a part of this project and has been presented at Nam June Paik Art Center in the summer of 2018, at Chronus Art Center from November 2018 to January 2019, and at ZKM from June to October 2019. And finally, a smaller version of this exhibition will be presented in December at gallery damdam, the Cultural Department of the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Berlin. <Edge of Now> explores the modern technologies, their accompanying changes, as well as how they flow into works of media artists. Although the nationality, medium, and methodology of three artists are different, their artworks share a common feature, which reveal the artists’ very individual perspective and critique of reality that changes its shape by current digital media.

This exhibition is selected as an official program of Vorspiel / transmediale & CTM 2020. Different from previous exhibitions of  <Edge of Now>, Verena Friedrich will exhibit “VANITAS MACHINE” and her new piece “OFFICE PLANTS”. As a Vorspiel program, a screening of “Sleigh Ride Chill” by Kim Heecheon is planned for the opening of Vorspiel / transmediale in ACUD Macht Neu on the 17th of January 2020. On the 22nd of January 2020, an additional screening followed by an artist talk with Kim Heecheon will be held at gallery damdam, where his new piece “Deep in the Forking Tanks” will also be presented.

Organized by the Cultural Department of the Embassy of the Republic of Korea
In cooperation with ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe
Further cooperation partners: Chronus Art Center, Nam June Paik Art Center

*Part of the official program of Vorspiel / transmediale & CTM