Activating the City: Urban Gastronomy relate food with life, art, and community that keeps the city vibrant. Gastronomy should not be confined to the food itself, rather be understood relating the sociological meaning that it has in the daily live of humans. Food now is not just a medium to consume nutrition and survival, rather is add on to the meaning of itself while they go through the process of trading, cooking, sharing and etc. This meaning accumulates to make the city a vibrant place and thereby lead us to think back on our lives and renovate new communal culture.
Through art, the artists attempt to reconcile and reconstruct the image of the paradigm deep inside our livings. The goal is to secure the individual self while being a group in the bigger scope. Recently those that work for art are approaching this fundamental being in a novel way. That are to examine the social entity by looking at the food, shelter, clothing groups share and find the meaning that they put in.
Ab Group(Heyon Lee), Ara Ahn, archetypes, Bonnie Ora Sherk, Daum Kim, Donghwan Kam+Basse Stittgen+Stefanie Rittler, Gordon Matta-Clark, Jongbuhm Kim, Joosung Kang, Jorge Mañes Rubio, etc.
4,000won(Tickets for all exhibition at MMCA Seoul)
30 Samcheong-ro, Sogyeok-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03062
- Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday : 10:00 am ~ 6:00 pm
- Wednesday, Saturday : 10:00 am ~ 9:00 pm(18:00~21:00 : free)