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MARTER Projects

MARTER Projects

MARTER Projects is part of Bureau voor Kunst | PHK18 and initiator of an exchange program between Korean and Dutch artists. Since three years, exhibitions of Korean and Dutch artist have reciprocally taken place at various selected venues and galleries.

Participating venues in the MARTER Projects since 2015: NL=US Art and WTC Art Gallery, Rotterdam, Dorrosy Salon, Dongduk Gallery, and Gallery 2, Seoul and Hendrick Hamel Museum, Gorinchem.

MARTER Team

Jungyoon Yang, Chief Representative Officer of Neso Korea and coördinator and facilitator of Marter Projects Korea.

Mr. Boggi Kim, main director of Art magazine Art in Culture

Yisu Kim, Visual artist and co-coördinator and facilitator of Marter Projects Korea.

Marleen van Wijngaarden, Curator and coördinator and facilitator of Marter Projects The Netherlands.

Peter Couwenbergh, Architect and co-coördinator and facilitator of Marter Projects The Netherlands

MARTER Projects   CV

2015

  • Yisu Kim, Beyond the boundary of space and time @ NL=US Art, Rotterdam (solo)
  • Marleen van Wijngaarden, Strips by Stripes @ Dorrosy Salon, Seoul (solo)

2016

  • Yisu Kim and Esther Jiskoot, In Perspective II @ Pulchri, The Hague by NL=US Art (duo)
  • Yisu Kim @ Hendrick Hamel Museum, Gorinchem (solo)
  • REMIND_Hamel was there @ WTC Art Gallery, Rotterdam (group)

2017

  • Marleen van Wijngaarden, Quintet @ Donduk Gallery, Seoul (group)
  • Kim Jin @ NL=US Art, Rotterdam
  • Alexandra Roozen @ Gallery2, Seoul (solo)

2018

  • PHK18 #12: SEOUL THE EXCHANGE @ PHK18, Rotterdam with Ja-hyuk Yim / Marcel Wesdorp / Hye-sook Yoo / Aji V.N. / Marleen van Wijngaarden / Yisu Kim / Alexandra Roozen / Don Yoon Kim / Marjan Teeuwen / Kim Jin. Guest artists: Collective J&B and Aram Tanis.

MARTER Projects 2015

  • Yisu Kim, Beyond the boundary of space and time @ NL=US Art, Rotterdam (solo)
  • Marleen van Wijngaarden, Strips by Stripes @ Dorrosy Salon, Seoul (solo)

Yisu Kim @ NL=US Art Rotterdam, 2015

Yisu Kim tries to express a landscape of a dim Inframince floating over the surface of a lake amid fog. Her sentiment is supported by the concept of such Inframince. The term ‘inframince’, which is introduced by Marcel Duchamp, means ‘of being extremely thin and tiny’. This idea can be understood as a thing that has no proper identity, or it can be explained as the between-ness of an unrecognizable area and its edges. This is a complicated, unstable conception. Kim’s landscapes exist on a permanent boundary, inaccessible like the horizon. Kim recalls the boundary as a landscape of Inframince. Kim’s works have been shown around the world in galleries and other art institutions, the most recent one in the Hendrick Hamel Museum in Gorinchem, the Netherlands. Her work is to be found in private and public collections.

Kim holds an M.F.A. from Pratt Institute of Art & Design (USA) a B.F.A. and M.F.A. from Sungshin Women’s University (S-Korea). She lives and works in Seoul, S-Korea

在海平線上,我看見了夕陽。遼闊天空下的海平線,太陽照耀著海洋,構成了夕陽迷人的景像。夕陽在時間的邊際,吞噬了風和光。Kim 以大自然的景物為題材,把他們畫到帆布上。

我站在海平線,時間流逝。大氣和光影響著無數的生命,亦影響著藝術家的創作。他希望打破時間和空間的界限,借用Marcel Duchamp “Inframince” 的意念來創作。 “Inframince” 文意上解釋為微細或渺小,在兩者之間的一種狀態。從藝術的角度, “Inframince” 理解為長而窄的線條,或線條與線條之間的空間。Kim 以這個概念利用彩染和Arcylic painting的技術放到半透明紙。

Kim 早年畢業於韓國誠信女子大學,獲得藝術學士學位,後來留學美國Pratt Institute of Art & Design攻讀藝術碩士。Kim 現居於韓國首爾。

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Marleen van Wijngaarden @ Dorrosy Salon, Seoul, 2015

Previous paintings of  Van Wijngaarden often avoided any one-point perspective. In her latest work, she examines the expressive possibilities of the relief in painting. The angularity of the relief itself in various forms is shown in relation to the ‘flat’ character of the paint stroke. The inspiration for the Plastic Number, an important mathematical constant in architecture, is palpable in her choices. Customized systems are universal and general, interventions and adaptations make them personal. By manipulating the pattern only minimally she creates ‘a disturbance in the field,’ which changes the illusion of space and movement: by moving it along one experiences perspective shifts. The work looks hermetic and accessible: a twin phenomenon. Van Wijngaarden is able to conceive a new structure in which movement and composition express her vision, resulting in abstractions of urban sprawl with an almost musical rhythm.

In haar nieuwe werk onderzoekt Van Wijngaarden de expressiemogelijkheden van het reliëf in de schilderkunst. De kantigheid van het reliëf wordt op verschillende wijzen gerelateerd aan het platte karakter van de verfstrook. De inspiratie door het Plastisch Getal is voelbaar in haar keuzes.

MARTER Projects 2016

  • Yisu Kim and Esther Jiskoot, In Perspective II @ Pulchri, The Hague by NL=US Art (duo)
  • Yisu Kim @ Hendrick Hamel Museum, Gorinchem (solo)
  • REMIND_Hamel was there @ WTC Art Gallery, Rotterdam (group)

After a successful pilot in 2015 there will be a follow-up to the Marter projects this year.
MARTER Projects is part of Bureau voor Kunst and the initiator of an exchange program between South Korea and the Netherlands. In the first art exchange program last year, Yisu Kim showed her work at NL = US Art in Rotterdam and Marleen van Wijngaarden at Dorossy Salon in Seoul. This year, the exchange expanded to multiple locations in the Netherlands: WTC Art Gallery and again NL=US Art in Rotterdam and the Hendrick Hamel Museum in Gorinchem. In South Korea Gallery 2 will be part of this year’s exchange. Participating artists in the Nederlands for the 2016 – early 2017 program will be Dong Yoon Kim, Yoo Hye-sook, Yang Soon Yeal, Marcel Wesdorp, Aji V.N., Yisu Kim and Kim Jin.

Alexandra Roozen will show her work at Gallery 2 in Seoul in 2017. The magazines ‘art in Asia’ and ‘Art in Culture’, led by the Main director Kim Boggi, are closely and extensively involved in the exchange and will report about the participating artists in relation to the project.

REMIND_Hamel was there
Hendrick Hamel (Gorinchem, 1630, Gorinchem, February 12, 1692) was a Dutch sailor. He is best known for the story of his shipwreck and his extended stay in Korea. In Europe, his report was for years the only source of information about Korea. In the Netherlands, he is almost forgotten, but the (South) Koreans see Hamel as a national hero because he gave their land notoriety in the West. This history underlines the historical ties between South Korea and the Netherlands. Although MARTER Projects focuses on an exchange between contemporary artists, the historical awareness is contributory to it all.

Yisu Kim and Esther Jiskoot, In Perspective II @ Pulchri, The Hague by NL=US Art (duo)

Yisu Kim @ Hendrick Hamel Museum, Gorinchem (solo)

YISU KIM Hendrick Hamel museum Gorinchem
Opening: Thursday, December 15, 4-6 PM
Opening speech by South Korean Ambassador Mr. Z.E. J. CHOI
The exhibition will be on view from December 15 until April 15, 2017
Address: Kortendijk 67, 4201 KS Gorinchem, www.hendrickhamelmuseum.nl

REMIND_Hamel was there

WTC Art Gallery Rotterdam
Opening: Sunday, December 18, 2016, 4-6 PM
Opening speech by South Korean Ambassador Mr. Z.E. J. CHOI
The exhibition will be on view from December 18 until January 15, 2017
Address: Meent 132, 3001 DE Rotterdam, www.wtcrotterdam.nl

YOO HYE-SOOK / DONG YOON KIM / YANG SOON-YEAL / AJI V.N. / MARCEL WESDORP 

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MARTER Projects 2017

  • Kim Jin @ NL=US Art, Rotterdam
  • Marleen van Wijngaarden Quintet @ Donduk Gallery, Seoul
  • Alexandra Roozen @ Gallery2, Seoul
  • PHK18#12: SEOUL THE EXCHANGE

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KIM JIN @ NL=US Art Gallery

Opening: Friday, January 6, 2017, 7-9 PM
The exhibition will be on view from January 6 until February 6, 2017
Address: Schilderstraat 5, 3011 ER Rotterdam, www.nlisus.com

MUMMIFIED

His paintings of several palaces: Changdeokgung Palace in Korea, the Forbidden City in China, the Royal Palace of Amsterdam in the Netherlands, the Palace of Versailles in France, and Osaka Castle in Japan where power reigned, are central to this new series. Now maybe still alive in a snapshot from a passing tourist, these ‘mummified’ palaces and their inhabitants were symbols of authority and oppression in the past. They are strangely similar though to the ‘powerhouses’ of politics, economy, and media in modern day life, where the need for capitalism is prevalent. By chasing this ideal, they forget the needs of the people they govern.

A recent political scandal in South Korea reinforces the thoughts that Jim Kim has on the corrupting nature of capitalism. It inspired him to create this series, giving it a more political narrative than previous work.

His new work gazes at the old glories of the past through a window. These withered palaces are a synonym to the powers they beheld and sometimes still behold. The layer created by the window separates the work and the viewer. The rough brushstrokes enforce this quality, while the perceived light in the paintings make space look like an organism. Throughout the ‘mummified’ spaces in his paintings, Kim would like to describe the people who are still not democratic and exist only for the benefits of a few specific groups with power.

‘The reason art touches our hearts or the reason we want to be touched by art must be because we all believe that there is something special in the art that can change our lives.’

Jin Kim

Details about previous and upcoming shows will be following soon

  • Marleen van Wijngaarden, Quintet @ Donduk Gallery, Seoul (group)
  • Alexandra Roozen @ Gallery2, Seoul
  • PHK18#12: SEOUL THE EXCHANGE with Ja-hyuk Yim / Marcel Wesdorp / Hye-sook Yoo / Aji V.N. / Marleen van Wijngaarden / Yisu Kim / Alexandra Roozen / Don Yoon Kim / Marjan Teeuwen / Kim Jin. Guest artists: Collective J&B and Aram Tanis.

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