Art Center Nabi Platform : Digital Library Season 2
■ Digital Library
Founded in December 2000 as Korea’s one and only media art center, and with the past 11 years of activities as its foundation, Art Center Nabi has provided rich grounds for sharing contents and open exchanges. In the year 2011, along with the experimental total theater production 〈The Last Wall〉, Art Center Nabi curated the solo exhibition of high profile Lee Lee-Nam 〈Les Peintures Vivantes〉, and retraced the history of Korean media arts with the exhibition 〈Sixth Sense〉.
From September 2011, Art Center Nabi has fully opened up its archives, thus artists & curators, researchers as well as all those interested in media arts may directly access the materials. With a mixture of library & cafe, lecture & exhibition facilities, this multi-cultural space aims to become an open platform that promotes the exchange and convergence between various fields. In February 2012, Art Center Nabi opens the newly improved Digital Library. Digital Library is the new platform of media art proposed by Art Center Nabi. Now in its second season, Digital Library presents the following new materials.
- 2011 Exhibition Archive Videos
Videos of performances and exhibitions curated by Art Center Nabi in 2011 are available for viewing at the moving walls; experimental total theater production that combines various genres including contemporary dance, theater, music, media art, fashion, and architecture 〈The Last Wall〉, solo exhibition of artist Lee Lee-Nam who adopts technology to revive the great masterpieces of the East and West in a digital environment 〈Les Peintures Vivantes〉, Korea’s first generation media artworks exhibition 〈Sixth Sense〉.
Moreover, Digital Library also releases all works exhibited in the past year at SK T-tower’s COMO, SK Building’s Happy Window, W SEOUL Walkerhill Hotel’s WooBar.
■ Digital Library Material Categories
■ Digital Library Space Outline
* The following contents can be viewed at the four Moving Walls during none exhibition periods.
Moving Wall 1. Nabi Vision : New media
Exhibitions curated by Art Center Nabi in the past year, including 〈Les Peintures Vivantes〉, 〈Sixth Sense〉
Moving Wall 2. Nabi Channel : Art in Life
Around 100 works from the video artworks archive of 70 local and international media artists that aimed for ‘art in life’ through Nabi’s various channels.
Moving Wall 3. Nabi Archive : 11 years of Art Center Nabi
Digital archive that traces through the past 11 years of Art Center Nabi’s exhibitions, symposiums, workshops, academy etc. Users may directly select the videos through the Bluetooth keyboard placed in front of the moving wall.
Moving Wall 4. Nabi Window : Total Theater
Performance video of Art Center Nabi production 〈The Last Wall〉 (2011.10.15~16, Daehakro Arts Theater) in HD resolution. Nabi Theater is aims at total theater that combines various genres such as music, theater, and dance with media art.
*Contents from Moving Wall 3 and DVD materials can also be viewed through the iMac located at the Café
■ Books & DVD Materials
Books and DVD materials are accessible at Art Center Nabi’s Digital Library. Our collection ranges to almost 4,000 materials, which include Korean & international books and exhibition booklets on media art, general arts exhibition booklets and specialized publications. Also, around 300 DVDs on media art and 170 movie DVDs are accessible through personal laptops or through the Café’s iMac. The following are some new arrivals from 2011.
- New Arrivals : Books
〈Artists Re:Thinking Games〉, Ruth Catlow, Marc Garrett, Corrado Morgana
A book that shows how innovative artists, designers, critics take challenges in the standards and expectations of game arts. The contents were selected by artists that have been re-thinking games, and the book includes artist projects, interviews, essays etc.
〈L’Esthetique relationnelle〉, Nicolas Bourriaud
A critical text by French curator and critic Nicolas Bourriaud, which talks of art forms of the 1990s through relational aesthetics. Bourriaud, who claims that ‘it is no longer possible to regard the contemporary work as a space to be walked through’, explores art forms of the 90s through the concept of ‘relations’ by analyzing the works and trends of emerging artists.
〈translife 延展生命〉, National Art Museum of China
Exhibition booklet of the International Triennial of New Media Art held in July 27 to August 17 2011, presented by the National Art Museum of China. Amidst the global challenges of climate and ecological crises that threaten the very existence of humanity, the theme TransLife was selected to advocate a new world view of nature and a retooled humanist proposition. Art Center Nabi and artist Zune Lee exhibited 〈Weather Pong v.1.0〉.
- New Arrivals : DVD
〈Mediaterrae Vol.1 - Irpinia Electronic Landscape〉
A DVD that documents Leandro Pisano’s residency project 〈Mediaterrae〉, who also visited Art Center Nabi last January 2012. 〈Mediaterrae〉 was a result of his research on using digital technology as a specific measure of bringing nature, audiovisual artists, and Irpinia residents together, and breaking down the borders between the technological/urban/inorganic and the rural/archaic/organic world.
〈ART WORKS SUNJHA KIM 2008-2011〉
A DVD of the works of media artist Sunjha Kim, who graduated from the Academy of Media Arts Cologne. Includes 〈Black Milk〉, 〈Stimme der Lucke〉, 〈ink eye〉, 〈[∫]〉.
■ Accessible by : Anybody
■ Entrance Fee : Free
■ Time : Weekdays 10:00~18:00 (Closed on weekends, public holidays)
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■ Location : 4th floor SK-Bldg, 99 Seorin-dong, Jongro-gu, Seoul
(Line No. 5 Gwanghwamun Station Exit No. 5 or Line No. 1 Jong-gak Station Exit No. 6)