The 2nd Seoul International Media Art Biennale media_city seoul 2002

Period
Opening
Venue
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Participating Artists

September 26th - November 24th, 2002
September 25th, 2002
Seoul Museum of Art
The Seoul Metropolitan Government, Seoul Museum of Art, idcomm, Laurence Geoffrey’s, Ltd
Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy, Ministry of Information and Communication, Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education, The Embassy of Argentina, The Embassy of Australia, The Embassy of Belgium, The Embassy of Canada, The Embassy of China, The Embassy of France, The Embassy of Germany, The Embassy of Italy, The Embassy of the Netherlands, The Embassy of Poland, The Embassy of Sweden, The Embassy of Switzerland, The Embassy of Turkey, The Embassy of the United States America, American Chamber of Commerce in Korea, The Taiwanese Consulate, The Italian Cultural Institute, Pro Helvetia
35 Korean artists and 42 International artists
Highlights
Atsuhiro Ito
OSS - 0249
Jennifer Steinkamp
The Fall
Haluk Akakce
Blood Pressure
Robert Lazzarini
Skull
Peter Robinson
Bad Faith :
the Presence & Absence of God
Eva Stenram
EU Palaces :
Det Kongelige Slott, Oslo
media_city seoul 2000 was the first major international media art biennale specifically focused on cutting edge high tech mediums used in art. The second biennale held in 2002 presented 35 Korean artists and 42 international artists who all explore the convergence of technology and the contemporary arts. Together, these artists exhibited the latest worldwide trends in art. As co-organizer for media_city seoul 2002, Laurence Geoffrey's Ltd. was primarily responsible for coordinating the international participants.

The 2002 biennale was put together under the main theme of “Luna's Flow”, which offered both participants and visitors alike the opportunity to journey into virtual space beginning with intellectual speculation regarding our new perceptions and relationship with the moon in contrast to those held from ancient times. The aesthetic direction focused on the search for the sublime that can be found in cyber space, a place of inscrutable mystery filled with unlimited aesthetic potential.
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