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Yangachi

Yangachi

1970 (b. Busan)

Activity Seoul
Genre media
Keyword Media, Performance, Storytelling, Middle Corea, Surveillance
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Yangachi introduces stories through books, videos and 3D screens and visualizes scenes in the stories utilizing various media subject matters. In 2002, he introduced his satirical work likening Korean sociopolitical scenery to the Internet home shopping using the Web in his first solo exhibition “Yangachi Guild.” In one of his exhibition titled “E-Government,” the artist showed the possibility of personal information, which is largely exposed in digital era, misused by government’s system of surveillance and control through reflecting the situation around the Internet at the time when government and capital began to come together in one union by making it seem like being imprisoned in Panopticon. Using the Web as a tool, this work criticizes the social atmosphere at the time dreaming to make Korea into a digital paradise. Later, the artist uses the structure of storytelling in the exhibition, “Middle Corea,” meaning a nation between South and North Korea. He seeks to overcome the limits of reality revealed in the Web itself through the imaginary tool created to destroy the system of nation, government and economy and furthermore develops the critical perspective on the interest in media, capital and class.

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Artist Profiles

Solo Exhibitions
2009  Middle Corea : Yangachi Episode III, Art Center NABI, Seoul South Korea.
2008  Middle Corea : Yangachi Episode II, KT & G Sangsangmadang Gallery, Seoul, South Korea.
  Middle Corea : Yangachi Episode I, Insa Art Space, Seoul, South Korea.
2003  eGovernment, www.eGovernment.co.kr, Insa Art Space, Seoul, South Korea.
2002  Yangachi Guild, www.yangachiguild.com, Ilju Art House, Seoul, South Korea.
Group Exhibitions
2010  Surveillance, NetFilmMakers, Copenhagen Denmark
  Sound Effects Seoul 2010 : Sound Specific, Space Hamilton, Seoul South Korea.
  Asian Art Award Forum, SOMA, Seoul South Korea.
  PRINTEMPS PERFUME, centre des arts d'Enghien-les-Bains, Enghien-les-Bains
  Randon Access, Nam June Paik Art Center, Yongin South Korea.
2009  2009 Platform in Kimusa, KIMUSA (The old Defense Security Command Site), Seoul South Korea.
  LABORATORY 02 : Picnic on the City, KT & G KT & G Sangsangmadang Gallery, Seoul South Korea.
  feigned innocence : We all Look(Para/Site CTP 08/09), Osage Kwun Tong, Hong Kong
  CREAM IFAMY, Bank Art Studio NYK, Yokohama Japan
2008  Ssamzie Space 1998-2008, Ssamzie Space, Seoul South Korea.
  Digital Playground 2008 - Hack the City!, TOTAL Museum of Art, Seoul South Korea.
  LABORATORY 01: Social Intervention, KT & G Sangsangmadang Gallery, Seoul South Korea
  12x36 A LOCAL LENS, Art Space Hue (Seoul), 222gallery (Philadelphia), Gallery Revisited (LA)
  Society for Artistic Publication, Gallery Factory, Seoul South Korea.
  Nam June Paik Festival, Nam June Paik Art Center, Yongin South Korea.
2007  Intermediae_Minbak, Intermediae, Madrid Spain
2006  On Difference #2: Grenzwertig Wurttenbergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart Germany
  ‘Artist Forum International 2006 : Public Moment’ Gallery Ccot, Seoul South Korea.
2005  ’Urban_Vibe: The Art of Playing City’, Art Center Nabi, Seoul South Korea
2004  ‘Young Artists from Korea, China and Japan’, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Gwacheon South Korea.
Awards
2010  HERMES FOUNDATION MISSULSANG
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