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International Exchange Exhibition《Datumsoria》, The Three Rooms Project《Edge of Now》
■ Exhibition Introduction
Nam June Paik Art Center (Director: Jinsuk Suh) in association with Chronus Art Center in Shanghai, China (CAC) and Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe, Germany (ZKM) will host the international collaborative exhibition Datumsoria and the Three Rooms project Edge of Now at the same time. The two exhibitions to be held from July 12 to September 16 will provide an opportunity to compare different perspectives and attitudes of the artists exploring technological media-based art.

The international exchange exhibition Datumsoria featuring Nam June Paik, Liu Xiaodong from China and Carsten Nicolai from Germany shows how the data environment in the post-digital age is integrated into our life as well as transforms and extends human senses. ‘Datumsoria,’ a neologism from the combination of the words datum and sensoria (the seat of sensation), means the creation of a new perceptual space between the real and the virtual in the information era of the 21st century. The three participating artists all explore the themes of the real, new media and the effect of the environment on human sensation and perform various artistic experiments. Nam June Paik shares his fascinating predictions and insights on the changes that technological media would bring to the real world and humans. Liu Xiadong, who photographs real landscapes and brings them into the exhibition space, reconstructs them in a mechanical way, while overlapping the real and virtual world continuously. Carsten Nicolai recreates punch cards used in early digital computers on a huge and endless screen, thereby delivering auditory and tactile senses of the real to viewers.


The Three Rooms project, co-organized by Nam June Paik Art Center, CAC and ZKM in the form of competition, is aimed to discover and support new media artists in Korea, China and Germany. This year, 15 members of the recommendation committee recommended 30 new artists and Kim Heecheon, Yang Jian and Verena Friedrich, who have presented new sensibilities and views in this era of changing technologies and media, are finally selected through screening processes. This project to provide the selected artists with the opportunity to showcase their works internationally in exhibitions on tour at CAC and ZKM is differentiated from other competitions with regional limitations. The participating artists present their own senses and views of the reality changed by technological media by offering a contemporary perspective on the classical representation, the awareness of the media that have become part of our daily life and our perception at the boundary between online and offline respectively. We hope the exhibition Edge of Now will inspire us to think about where we are now and envision the future at the ‘Edge of Now,’ just at the moment to move into the future.

Edge of Now

The opening of the two exhibitions on July 12 is an occasion for Datumsoria to finish its tour and for the Three Rooms project Edge of Now to kick off its international tour. Artist talk with Liu Xiadong participating in Datumsoria and opening performance with Yang Jian participating Edge of Now(performer: Yura Park) will be held on July 12 and artists talk with the participating artists in the exhibition Edge of Now will be given the following day on July 13.
■ About institutions
▶ Nam June Paik Art Center, KOREA
Opened to the public in 2008, the Nam June Paik Art Center aspires to revive the generosity, criticality and interdisciplinary nature characteristic of both Nam June Paik’s work and life. To fulfill the artist’s wish building ‘the house where the spirit of Nam June Paik lives on’, Nam June Paik Art Center develops creative and critical programs on the artist.
– Address: 10 Paiknamjune-ro, Giheung-gu, yongin-si,Gyeonggi-do, 17068 Korea
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▶ CAC | Chronus Art Center, CHINA
Established in 2013, Chronus Art Center(CAC) is China’s first nonprofit art organization dedicated to the presentation, research / creation and scholarship of media art. CAC with its exhibitions, residency-oriented fellowships, lectures and workshop programs and through its archiving and publishing initiatives, creates a multifaceted and vibrant platform for the discourse, production and dissemination of media art in a global context. CAC is positioned to advance artistic innovation and cultural awareness by critically engaging with media technologies that are transforming and reshaping contemporary experiences.
– Address : Bldg 18, 50 Moganshan Rd, Shanghai, China
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▶ ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe, GERMANY
As a place expanding the original tasks of the museum, the Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe(ZKM) is a unique cultural institution worldwide. Founded in 1989 as a museum with the mission of continuing the classical arts into the digital age, today it is a house of all media and genres, a house of both spatial arts such as painting, photography and sculpture and time-based arts such as film, video, media art, music, dance, theater and performance. This is why it is sometimes called the “electronic or digital Bauhaus” – an expression that is traced back to the founding director Heinrich Klotz. Under the direction of Peter Weibel, the ZKM has developed into an interactive and performative center of the arts that creates new relationships between art and the public
– Address : Lorenzstr. 19, 76135 Karlsruhe, Germany
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