Moving on Asia 2004 - 2013
This publication was realized ... for the 2012 edition of the Move on Asia Festival ... for the exhibition Move on Asia Video Art in Asia 2002 - 2012 at ZKM | Media Museum Karlsruhe 09.02. - 04.08.2013
out of print
Editors: Yeran Jang und Jihye Kim
Publisher: Alt. Space Loop, Seoul. 2012
541 p., numerous illus.
Asia on the move, Asia agitated, Asia moving … the many associations evoked by the title of the exhibition Move on Asia.
Video Art in Asia 2002 to 2012 allude to Asia’s increasing significance in global contemporary art.
From February 2013 onwards, fifty years after the emergence of video art, the exhibition Move on Asia.
Video Art in Asia 2002 to 2012 at ZKM | Karlsruhe will present more than 140 works from 13 Asian countries
offering a unique insight into the latest trends in the use of this medium.
While in the course of global change and ever-recurring crises the West still attempts to preserve its economic and cultural dominance, throughout Asia there is a noticeable economic upturn, reflected in a new discourse in contemporary Asian art that cuts across all genres. Its focus is not on upholding and preserving past values, but on regaining, appropriating, reshaping and constantly creating – the guiding principles that have led new Asian art to free itself from its former role models in the West and achieve a new independence. The Asian artists’ searching and positioning in a globally networked world transcends all local cultures and can be considered a new move in the interaction between these different cultures. It is Asia’s move now, so another reading of the exhibition title would suggest.
The selection of works for Move on Asia is based on the major eponymous festival of moving digital images in Asia, which began in 2004 and is organized by a network of 20 curators and
40 video artists. The exhibition is a collaborative project with the Alternative Space LOOP in Seoul (Korea) and presents video art from China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Republic of Korea, Pakistan, the Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.