KIM Junghyun

Residency Program

Research Residency Program

update: 2023.9.5

KIM Junghyun

Participating ProgramResearch Residency Program
Activity BasedSeoul
Period2023.9 - 2023.11
Purpose of the residency

I have been interested in ‘Reenactment Performance’ while studying performance art history. In 2017, I pay attention to the similarities in the early performance arts, however, in this time, I would like to focus on the differences in performance art exhibitions and reenactment between Korea and Japan since the 90s.

Plan during the residency
  • First, I'd like to research the archives of contemporary art museums in Tokyo and interview curators of performance exhibitions like MOT's Dumb Type 2019. In this time, I want to approach not only museum, but also the experimental theater performance and the video art, by broadening the scope of the investigation.
  • Second, I would narrow down the scope of the research through the first stage, then make a list of major exhibitions and artists, and try to interview the artists. I'd like to find not only historical performance artists but also younger generation of artists and curators interested in Japanese performance art.
  • Third, if the second stage is set well, I want to try to make a Reenactment Performance program - performance or presentation. I am not only studying the performance art history of Japan and or comparing performance of Japan and Korea, but also a new generation of them in the context of a new era. Considering the concept of my work and activity is finding a way of accessing the present culture, it will be a project to explore how to reinterpret the past (or iconic art history) as an artistic practice.

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