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The Unrestricted Society Forum

In the exhibition The Unrestricted Society, 12 artists probe into the issues and dilemmas surrounding technological development from different perspectives, thereby raising awareness to understand the relationship between humanity and technology. 

This forum brings together five participating professionals of Asian artistic organizations, including the executive committee director of Busan Biennale Seong-Youn KIM, head of the Busan Cultural Foundation's Department of Cultural Access and Participation Sang-Ho SEO, the senior manager of Hyundai Artlab Tai-Yun KIM, the curator of YCAM Leonard Bartolomeus, the Arts Korea Lab of Korea Arts Management Service (KAMS) the director of Sue R. LEE in conversation with the director of C-LAB Contemporary Art Platform WU Dar-Kuen and the director of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei Li-Chen Loh. Sharing their experience and insights into how their art organization and country the impact by the rapid technology society.


Time: 11/17 (Thu.) 14:00-17:00
Venue: R116 Multi-function Space of Creative Base for Animators

Free Admission via Online Registration (Consecutive translation will be provided during the talk.)


Seong-Youn KIM
Currently, Seong-Youn KIM is the Executive committee Director of Busan Biennale (south Korea, 2019~). He served as the first Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art Busan (MoCA Busan, 2017~2022).
Kim has led non-profit art movement in Busan, Korea since 1999. He founded the alternative arts venue Space Bandee, for which he has curated over 100 exhibitions focusing on young artists and new media arts and also operated international residency programs, public art projects and educational programs. In addition, he founded Busan International Video Art Festival (2004~) and published a monthly magazine “B-Art”.
Also, he participated as a Guest Curator of Busan Biennale 2010, Visual Arts Director of Moving Triennale 2014 and Executive Art Director of PyeongChang Biennale 2017.

Sang-Ho SEO
Sang-Ho SEO founded and operated the non-profit exhibition place Openspace Bae, the first artist residence in Busan since 2005. He has been chairman of the Nonprofit Exhibition Space Network Korea,. and has been working with non-profit spaces across the country to create many networks in Asia since 2013, which is based on the issue of the residency exchange program centered in Asia and the regional-based topic of local to local. He was the exhibition director of the 2019 Busan Biennale Sea Art Festival and has been organizing many national and international exhibitions. Currently, he is working as the Head of the Busan Cultural Foundation's Department of Cultural Access and Participation

Tai-Yun KIM
Drawing his career as a software engineer and a media artist, he has been leading Hyundai Motor’s Arts Projects related to Hyundai Motorstudio, MMCA, Sejong Center for the Performing Arts, Ars Electronica, Elektra, Rhizome of the New Museum, Venice Biennale Korean Pavilion, ZER01NE, VH Award and Hyundai Blue Prize.

Leonard Bartolomeus
Leonhard Bartolomeus (b. 1987) is a curator at Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media [YCAM], Japan. In 2012, after graduating from the Jakarta Institute of Art, Barto joined ruangrupa (and later on Gudskul Ekosistem) until his departure to Japan in 2019. His curatorial, teaching, and research activities in recent years started to shift to the intersection between art, education, and community engagement. In 2017 alongside several curators in Jakarta, Semarang, and Surabaya, he co-founded a curatorial collective called KKK (Kolektif Kurator Kampung / Urban Poor Curator). Apart from that, he still passionately does independent research about community-based art programs and collaborative projects abroad. He lives and works in Yamaguchi, Japan.

Sue R. LEE
Sue R. LEE is the director of Arts Korea Lab of Korea Arts Management Service (KAMS) which is a non-profit arts and cultural foundation affiliated with the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism of Korea. Prior to joining Arts Korea Lab, she has led the Visual Arts Team of KAMS with numerous projects to support and advance Korean contemporary art since 2015 after having started her career at ARKO Art Center of Arts Council Korea and Seoul Museum of History. Additionally she sits on the advisory board to Nam June Paik Art Center.

|WU Dar-Kuen
Artist/curator, director of C-LAB Contemporary Art Platform.WU Dar-Kuen has been highly interested in the practice of art in the field of contemporary society. He has devoted himself to visual art, public art, theater performance combined with audio-visual culture, and the convergence of technology and art for a long time. He has also initiated alternative spaces of artist and worked at art museums and art residency. WU has joined the C-LAB team since 2018.

LOH Li-Chen
Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei.
LOH Li-Chen is the director of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei. Prior to this, she was the CEO of Taipei Digital Art Center. Loh specializes in new media art and has been exhibiting in several prestigious art spaces and events in Taiwan, including VT Artsalon and Frees Art Space of the Association of the Visual Arts in Taiwan Artist Festival. She has also curated 2017 12th and 2019 14th Taipei Digital Arts Festivals, and was the director of Taiwan Contemporary Art Archive project. Loh currently teaches at Shih Hsin University and National Taiwan University.


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