Talk no.5 – Conversation with JAE-HYUN YOO – Artist, curator & First Chairman of “Art5 e.V.” Munich, Berlin/ Germany and Seoul/ South Korea.

Part 1:

In this part of the talk with JAE-HYUN, we discussed on his artistic and curatorial topic of borders and border crossings, in the sense of an »open identity« and his main topics are the political effects of democratic systems and the consequences of the Cold War.

00:28 – Introduction

01:50 – Your approach to art and your curating

07:27 – Turning point

Part 2:

In this part of the talk with JAE-HYUN, we discussed the changes that happened from his point of view in Germany and South Korea in the past years, his works and projects as an artist and curator, similarities, and differences between European and Asia, and Art5 e.V. a non-profit association consisting of an international group of artists, curators and theorists for the promotion of cultural dialogue between Europe and Asia.

00:07 – Time of the Corona

10:22 – Art5

14:56 – Plans for the Future

Full Conversation:

00:28 – Introduction

01:50 – Your approach to art and your curating

07:27 – Turning point

18:30 – Time of the Corona

28:45 – Art5

33:20 – Plans for the Future

JAE-HYUN YOO

Born in Gyeongju, South Korea in 1974, lives and works in Bairawies/Bavaria.

He studied Fine Arts and Philosophy at the Sungkyunkwan University in Seoul and the University of New South Wales, Sydney and Media Arts (as master student) at the UdK, Berlin.

His work is concerned with the topic of borders and border-crossing in the sense of an “open identity”.

In 2005, he was the initiator of the international Global Alien artists’ group and in 2007 a co-founder and Board member of the Korientation e.V. – a migrant self-organisation of German Koreans.

In 2006, he was awarded the Prize of the Kurt Eisner Kulturstiftung, Munich. In the same year, Global Alien initiated the “Freedom of Speech” Exhibition in Seoul and in 2008 the “Congress of Culture” in the Kunstraum Kreuzberg.

In 2009, he organized “Shared.Divided.United” in the nGbK, Berlin.

In 2012, he was in addition head of the art-in-public-space project “East People Power” at the KunstDoc Leipzig. His first solo exhibition was held in 2014 in the okk/raum29 in Berlin. Yoo is a member of the Korea-Verband e.V. and of the nGbK.

2015 “Banned Images – Control and Censorship in the Democracies of East Asia” in the nGbK.

2021 founding member and First Chairman of “Art5 e.V.” and initiator of the exhibition “Art 5 – Art and Democracy” at various locations in Munich.

Art5 e.V.

a non-profit association consisting of an international group of artists, curators and theorists for the promotion of cultural dialogue between Europe and Asia. Art5 e.V. aims to establish and support a permanent platform for exchange, dialogue, development and presence of transnational cultural perspectives and projects. This purpose will be realized in particular through art exhibitions and projects, guided tours, symposia, lectures, conferences and other events, residencies and educational trips, publications, acquisition of project-related third-party funds and purpose-related public relations.

Photos: YAJIMA Tsukasa
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