Daegu Art Museum is holding the 2023 collection curatorial exhibition Not Paintings. The intersection of art and technological media brought new changes to art’s forms while expanding from the canvas to the screen and from still to moving images. This exhibition was curated to set aside the grand narrative of painting and illuminate contemporary art from a new perspective, through works in the Daegu Art Museum’s collection including video sculpture, moving images, photography, and single and multi-channel video.
The expansion of art that arose via the overlap of technology and art brought a new paradigm to “seeing” and art’s “essential concept.” One of the greatest changes is the intervention of time. The introduction of photography capable of capturing moments, electronic media, and digital-based computer technology gifted art a nonlinear timeline. To today’s artists, photography, video, graphic editing, scanning, synthesis, 3D animation, virtual reality, and multi-channel video based on digital technology are, as choices and an expansion of means of expression, now universally used procedural instruments rather than being defiance regarding new genres.
In this exhibition, we seek to explore changes caused by the intersection of art and technological media and their properties, rather than exhibiting contemporary artworks reflecting the trends of the latest technologies and media. Particularly, Daegu Art Museum seeks to prepare an occasion to introduce the new media and photography it aggressively collected to date and inspect a direction of contemporary art through this exhibition.
The exhibition consists of the three sections of Expanding Eye, Unfolded Time, and Borderless World. The 23 exhibiting artists are KIM Kulim, KIM Soungui, KIM Shinil, KIM Haemin, Debbie HAN, RYU Hyunmin, Moojin Brothers, PARK Hyunki, Namjune PAIK, OH Min, OH Junghyang, WANG Qingsong, YOO Hyunmi, LEE Kangso, Jade Sujin LEE, LIM Changmin, LIM Taek, KWON Hayoun, JUN Sojung, JUNG Yeondoo, CHONG Jae-kyoo, JEONG Jeongju, JO Seub; and 34 works are planned to be exhibited in Gallery 1 of Daegu Art Museum.
As an occasion to encounter contemporary art of another form despite the slight unfamiliarity, and not art familiar to the public, this exhibition seeks to offer viewers a new visual experience and an experience broadening their artistic tastes. Through this exhibition, Daegu Art Museum seeks to prepare a foundation for continuously collecting quality works by quickly accepting contemporary art’s ceaselessly changing waves while simultaneously continuing research on its collection.