[Nam June Paik Art Center] Future Museum: Public to Commons

2018.10.12-2018.10.13 / Nam June Paik Art Center

For more information, visit the Art Center Event Page at(njp10.com)

Nam June Paik Art Center is delighted to host the 2018 International Symposium, ‘The Gift of Nam June Paik 10’ from October 12th to 13th under the title, Future Museum: From Public to Commons. The international symposium series, ‘The Gift of Nam June Paik’ also welcomes its 10th anniversary and this year it has been designed to review the past decade of Nam June Paik Art Center.

Experimenting the ‘commons model’ as a new ontology to unfold as well as a communication method, this symposium initiates from thinking about ‘after the future’, and examines the political, aesthetic, economic and technical conditions necessary to become the commons, and further discuss the practical measures of the commons movement, currently occurring in the art scene worldwide.

The outcomes of the symposium are presented in the form to be shared by anyone and will be rich sources for thinking about a future museum. According to Nam June Paik, thinking about the future is the role of the artist. Ultimately, anyone can think about the future and be an artist.


Day 1)

Date   : October 12th (Fri), 2018

Venue : Auditorium Room, Gyeonggi Children’s Museum

           (6 Sanggal-ro Giheung-gu Yongin-si Gyeonggi-do 17072)


Lecture Title



*Keynote Speech

What is the use of art in the hell: Breathing: chaos and poetry

Franco Berardi ‘Bifo’


Talkwith ‘Bifo’

Jinkyoung Lee

(Prof. Seoul National University of Science and Technology)


ArtAgainst Privatization

Sunryoung Cho

(Prof. Pusan National University)


Future Art Museum: A testing Ground for Human, Thing, and Alliance

Taehun Lim

(Prof. Daegu Gyeonbuk Institute of Science and Technology)


Political Economy and the Radical Anthropological Imagination

Massimiliano Mollona

(Senior Lecturer, Goldsmiths, University of London)

16:00 – 17:00

Final Discussion

Day 2)

Date   : October 13th (Sat), 2018

Venue : Auditorium Room, Gyeonggi Children’s Museum

           (6 Sanggal-ro Giheung-gu Yongin-si Gyeonggi-do)


Lecture Title


13:00 – 14:00

Between Public and Commons: Institutional Imagination for Museum Methodology

Sohyun Park

(Prof. Seoul National University of Science and Technology)

14:00 – 15:00

A Table of One’s Own: Art Institutional Change by the Commons

Binna Choi

(Director, CASCO: Working for Commons)

15:00 – 16:00

Poetic Computation and Non-binary Futures

Taeyoon Choi (Artist)

16:00 – 17:00

From Living Room to A School Transformation

Ade Darmawan


17:00 – 17:30

Panel discussion

Sohyun Ahn

(Director, Art Space Pool)


Franco ‘Bifo’ Berardi

Franco ‘Bifo’ Berardi is an Italian philosopher who played a central role in the movement of Autonomia in Italy. In 1975, he published A/traverso, an avant-grade magazine and also in 1976, established ‘Radio Alice’, the first free pirate radio station in Italy. He is considered to be a media theorist and activist transcending various media as he created ‘Recombinant’, a mailing list exploring social activism and new technology in 2000 and constructed ‘Orfeo TV’ in 2002 by organizing the ‘Telestreet’ movement against Berlusconi government. Berardi has been presenting critical theory on psychoanalysis, information technology, and capitalism since the 1990s. His books including, After the Future, The Uprising: On Poetry and Finance, Precarious Rhapsody and etc. are translated published in Korea.

Jinkyoung Lee

His original name is Taiho Park. When he published Social Structure Theory and the Methodology of Social Study and Science in 1987, his pen name Jinkyung Lee became more famous than his original name. He entered university when the ghosts of the citizens of Kwangju were still hovering in the air, which possessed and caused him to spend his university days in the street instead of classrooms. As a result, he became a Leninist, wanting to build an ‘organization of professional revolutionists.’ In 1990 and 91, thanks to the sudden collapse of socialism that struck upon the socialist in prison, he saw the abyss. Since then, he has been living, thinking and writing, in pursuit of the answers to the questions that faced him at the time. The questions began from his doubt about socialism and ‘modernity,’ developed into an exploration of the nature of a community, and is now transforming into a deep thinking about ontology. While Marxism and Modernity and The Birth of Modern Residential Space deals with the first questions, Communism expresses the critical transition from the exploration of the nature of a community to ontology. Writing Ontology of the Rebellious was his own effort to describe his ontological thinking. Marx, Foucault and Deleuze/Guatari provided important sources for his explorative mind. Their ideas, however, must have evolved into different forms mingled with his questions. Deleuze/Guatari’s Nomadism, which is a lecture note on A Thousand Plateaux, Marx in Capital beyond Capital and Marxism in the Future are the examples. Recently, he wrote A Philosophy Class for Life, which contains his belief in ‘ethics of beyond’; Exceptional Classics, which is a collection of exceptional analysis of Korean classic literature; and Philosophizing Buddhism, which reinterprets Buddhist philosophy as modern philosophy. Now he is in a transitive phase from ‘the ontology of the existing’ toward ‘the ontology of existence,’ looking for his way again. As an effort to do so, he is preparing a book about Sijong Kim’s poetry and ideas. He is an active member of ‘Suyunomo 104,’ an intellectual community, and professor at Seoul National University of Science and Technology.

Seon Ryeong Cho

Seon Ryeong Cho received Ph.D. on The Concept of Lacan’s Fundamental Fantasy and Art Theory. She began her career studying psychoanalysis and this eventually led to contemporary art and general image culture. Recently Cho is surveying the interactive relationship among autonomy, technology, image and authority. Her publications include Lacan and Art and Image Apparatus Theory, which will be published soon. She also curated various exhibitions that dealt with an intersection between artistic scene and social scene such as Dream House, Monumental Journey, Catastrophology, and Dancers. Her most recent project is an exhibition called, Allegory, Objects, Art of Memory, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea, which interpreted archive as ‘object’s allegory’.

Taehoon Lim

Taehoon Lim received Ph. D on The Soundscape of Nation and the Imaginative Power of Red Noise - For the study of the literature history of the sound in the 1960s. His research is about media history, cultural history on sound and various fields. He has published Unsearchable Freedom, Mediology of Friendship, and Technology Guide for People.

Massimiliano Mollona

Massimiliano Mollona is a writer, filmmaker and anthropologist with a multidisciplinary background in economics and anthropology. His work focuses on the relationships between art and political economy. He conducted extensive fieldworks in Italy, UK, Norway and Brazil, looking at the relationships between economic development and political activism through participatory and experimental film and curatorial projects. His practice is situated at the intersection of pedagogy, art and activism. Mollona was the director of the Athens Biennale (2015-17), one of the artistic directors of the Bergen Assembly (2017); co-founder of the Laboratory for the Urban Commons (LUC) based in Athens and the initiator of the ongoing project Institute of Radical Imagination (IRI) supported by Foundation for Arts Initiative (FfAI). In Goldsmiths, he teaches the courses: Political and Economic Anthropology; Ethnographic Film and Cinema Studies and Art and Anthropology.

Sohyun Park

Sohyun Park studied journalism in college and receiving master degree in art history, museum studies, cultural policy and arts management, Park has continued research and lectures on the respective areas. While working at the Korea Culture and Tourism Institute, she became more interested in the re-regulation method of the nation, arts, politics and policies in the field of policy administration. As a contact point for all the areas of studies, Park continues her research in institutional critique, art movement and civil rights, bureaucratic system and cultural politics. In addition, she is also studying digital environment, cultural diversity and gender issues.

Binna Choi

Binna Choi as curator has been practicing the curatorial in the expanded field, where art is situated in the context of practices of social change and has been working on forms of art institutions as an embodied and exemplary site of organizing. Choi has curated a number of long-term, cross-disciplinary/collaborative, plural-presentational artistic research projects such as Grand Domestic Revolution (2010-13), Composing the Commons (2013-16), Site of Unlearning (Art Organizations) (2014-18). They also have led her with the Casco team to the recent re-visioning of Casco in Utrecht, NL, which she has been directing since 2008, into Casco Art Institute: Working for the Commons. The large-scale experiments and conversations that took place around in Arts Collaboratory and the 2016 Gwangju Biennale had been informative of the practice. Together with You Mi she embarked on new study line / long-term project Unmapping Eurasia.

Taeyoon Choi

Taeyoon Choi is an artist, educator, and activist based in New York and Seoul. His art practice involves performance, electronics, drawings, and installations that form the basis for storytelling in public spaces. He has published artists’ books, including Urban Programming 101 and Anti-Manifesto. Choi’s solo exhibitions include Speakers Corners, Eyebeam Art and Technology Center, New York (2012); My friends, there is no friend, Spanien 19C, Aarhus (2011); and When Technology Fails, Reality Reveals, Art Space Hue, Seoul (2007). His projects were presented at the Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai (2012) and Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2015). Choi was an artist in residence at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Workspace, New York (2014), The Frank-Ratchye Studio for Creative Inquiry at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh (2014) and at Art Center Nabi, Seoul (2006). He received commissions from Art +Technology Lab, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, LA (2014) and SeMA Biennale Mediacity Seoul (2016). He curated Resistance and Resilience at Usdan Gallery, Bennington College, Vermont (2012) and directed Making Lab at Anyang Public Art Project, Anyang (2013). Choi holds a B.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a M.S. from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology. He teaches at the Interactive Telecommunications Program in the Tisch School of the Arts, New York University. Choi co-founded the School for Poetic Computation where he continues to organize sessions and teach classes on electronics, drawings, and social practice. Recently, he’s been focusing on unlearning the wall of disability and normalcy, and enhancing accessibility and inclusion within art and technology.

Ade Darmawan

Ade Darmawan lives and works in Jakarta as an artist, and curator. He studied at Indonesia Art Institute (I.S.I), in Graphic Art Department. In 1998, he stay in Amsterdam, Netherlands for two years residency at the Rijksakademie Van Beeldende Kunsten. Back in Jakarta in 2000, with five other artists from Jakarta he founded ruangrupa. His solo exhibition Magic Centre in 2015 was held in Portikus, Frankfurt, Germany and in 2016 in Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands. In 2016 He was participate in Gwangju Biennial and Singapore Biennale. With ruangrupa as an artists’ collective platform have participated in Gwangju Biennale 2002 Korea, and Istanbul Biennale 2005, Asia Pacific Triennial Brisbane 2012, Sao Paulo Biennal 2014, and in 2016 curating Sonsbeek International in the Netherlands. In 2009 he became the artistic director of Jakarta Biennale, and since 2013 he is the executive director of Jakarta Biennale.

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    • Future Museum: Public to Commons

      12-13 October 2018(2 Times)
      Day1: 10:00 ~ 17:00, Day2: 13:00 ~ 17:00

      Auditorium Room, Gyeonggi Children’s Museum

    • Admission/ Free

      Hosted and Organized by/
      Nam June Paik Art Center
      Gyeonggi Cultural Foundation

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