Singapore Open Media Festival


      2015.5.29 – 2015.5.31


      Location: Gilman Barrack

      Co-curating: Seong-Youn Kim, Janice Kim, Jen Yeno KimJang, Seungah Lee, Urich Lau

      Supported by The Embassy of the Republic of Korea, MCST, Art Council Korea, National Arts Council Singapore

      Sponsored by LG and Singapore Airlines

      Collaborated with NTU centre for contemporary art Singapore, Gilman Barrack, EDB Singapore, Faculty for creative industries, School of Dance and Lasalle college of the arts

      Artists: Adriane Wachholz, Bkil J Beomyoun, Bohyun Yoon, Byungjun Ko, Chen Sai Hua Kuan, Chun Kai Qun, Gina Czarnecki, Jaewook Lee, Joo Choon Lin, Jungki Beak, Kira Kim, Kisoo Kwon, Kwangkee Lee, Kyoungtack Hong, Laure Prouvost, Leenam Lee, Liao Jiekai, Lim Shengen, Lucia Jeecun Lee, Marcel Gaspar, Mark Wallinger, Pual Lincoln, Sejin Kim, Semiconductor, Seungah Lee, Sherman Ong, Sisoo Park, Teow Yue Han, Urich Lau, Uriel Orlow, Woojin Jeon, Yangachi, Yongbaik Lee, Yongho Kim, Zune Lee

Singapore Open Media Art Festival (SOMAF) was held in 2015 that marks the 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Korea and Singapore. SOMAF collaborated with Gillman Barracks to organise the meaningful public project to allow for an exchange of memories to take place between all participants. Six curators from South Korea and Singapore, along with 36 international artists are participated in SOMAF. The exhibition had a big difference from other normal media exhibitions. Usage of an open outer space is significant for the extension of an exhibition site and help people immerse into art works. Under the theme of “The Moment of Karma”, curators expected that art and the occasional moments in daily life will approach as a meaningful moment of relationship to audiences. As ordinary people strolled around the park through the video images they encountered, new sounds that they had never experienced before were delivered with art and gave them new meanings.