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 to mark the 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Korea and Singapore. SOMAF collaborated with Gillman Barracks, a contemporary arts cluster in Singapore, to organise a major public project that would allow for an exchange of memories to take place between all participants.

Six curators from South Korea and Singapore, along with thirty six international artists are participated in SOMAF. The exhibition was very different from other media exhibitions with the use of an open outer space, forming a significant extension of the exhibition site.

With the theme of The Moment of Karma, curators aim for art and random moments in daily life to combine in a meaningful moment of relationship for audiences. As people strolled around the park encountering the video images, they heard new sosunds that they had never experienced before along with the art, that communicated new meanings to them. Stephanie Seungmin Kim was responsible for inviting a range of European artists, including Semiconductor, Mark Wallinger, Uriel Orlow, Laure Prouvosst and Adrian Wachholz.