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Evolving Art : The Significance of ‘Art Project’

  • The Journal of Aesthetics and Science of Art
  • Abbr : JASA
  • 2011, 34(), pp.317-353
  • Publisher : 한국미학예술학회
  • Research Area : Arts and Kinesiology > Other Arts and Kinesiology
  • Published : December 30, 2011

Joosik Min 1

1영남대학교

Accredited

ABSTRACT

In the realm of art expression, the term of ‘art project’ has been used very often in these days. Although its substantial contents are various, it aims to reconsider the way of existence of art and to construct th new relationships between art and human, art and nature, and art and region. At the beginning of 21st century several art projects have emerged in Korea, and this trend are spreading rapidly. It derives from the critical mind of artist and art planner who begin to grope for how art become more vivid through linking their ideas and society. The art project, aiming at fostering the field of collaboration, develop the new horizon detached from modern myth which make great account of human individual creativity and identity. It is getting in touch with others, like artists and curators as well as audiences. The sphere of life such as school, hospital, temple and even the street become its stage, rather than special facilities. for instance museum and gallery, theater and music hall. The people living in that place is not onlooker any more, and they are watching and helping the activity. And they happen to become the person connected. Here, the evolution of receptor is arising. In this circumstances, the artist doesn't complete the expression by oneself, but proceed it by communicating with others repeatedly. Producing the generative power of new art environment, art project has brought vitality in stiff art institution. It duplicates the following phenomena such as post art, after art, and artless, and in that sense it seems to make an opportunity to think about the future of art. Art project is new configuration of contemporary art. The sum of art project itself could be called art expression. We can indicate the significance in two respects. The one is its effect in human society. It activates the inhabitants and the region from inner side. It shows the possibility of art in present society stepping with the trend of community art. The other one is to make people have intimacy with art. A lot of young people are gathering in art project as staffs or visitors. They encounter with and participate in the art alive friendly and try to understand each art. Many recent art projects are anticipated to contribute on the activation of the local society. In order to attain the desirable fruits and response, it is very important to think over the basic problems such as why is art now here. All the connected should raise such problems and try to answer with inner excitement so as to fulfill the project successfully.

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