Curated by Myriam Ben Salah and supported by Gucci, No Space, Just A Place draws inspiration from the complex history of independent and alternative art spaces in Seoul.
No Space, Just A Place (from now till 12 July 2020) is the latest large-scale exhibition unveiled in the South Korean capital that is championed by Gucci, exploring the concept of what the “other space” might be via radical venues.
A total of 10 independent art spaces — Audio Visual Pavilion, Boan1942, d/p, Hapjungjigu, OF, Post Territory Ujeongguk, space illi, Space One, Tastehouse, and White Noise — are invited to display their wares across three floors at the Daelim Museum. Together with Paris-based Tunisian curator Myriam Ben Salah, each of these galleries has conceptualised its own exhibitions, which also includes the work of one or several artists that the participants represent or support.
Artist Sungsil Ryu takes centrestage with Boan1942, where her installation Psychedelic Nature focuses on “secular superstitions and fictitious narratives that link human beings to nature.”
Over at Space illi, it interrogates what is deemed “natural” through the works of women artists.
To encourage dialogue and debate, Myriam Ben Salah also invited several local and international artists such as Meriem Bennani, Olivia Erlanger, Cécile B. Evans, Kang Seung Lee and Martine Syms, to display their works inspired by the future or fantastic mythologies.
While travelling in the foreseeable future may not seem plausible, you can still catch a virtual tour here.