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Appropriately, the word “manifold” has manifold meanings. As a noun, it can mean a pipe or chamber with several branches for connecting to extensions. Hence, a manifold is typically used to coordinate multiple flows into a single channel. In mathematics, on the other hand, a manifold is an abstract topological space in which all of the local points resemble Euclidean space, but which lead to a unique non-Euclidean connective structure.

This particular Manifold connects twenty-five artists, each with their own exhibition zone containing their respective artworks. As eclectic and diverse as the personalities of the artists themselves, the zones collectively represent the broad spectrum of contemporary art. In mathematical terms, the topological space of a manifold is consistent, but its relationships with corresponding spaces are characterized by uniqueness that is difficult to explain. Even so, these spaces reveal one common structure. Of course, these twenty-five exceptional artists are only a small sampling of the artists joined within the category of Korean contemporary art. As such, contemporary art itself may be seen as a manifold bringing together brilliant artists of every kind.

Through the Korea Arts Management Service’s Grant for Artist Management, Manifold was created as an online platform for artists and galleries who have been unable to hold face-to-face events due to the pandemic. Our sincere hope is that this innovative project can provide invaluable support for both galleries and artists, and thus encourage the participation of even more artists, galleries, and art lovers in future online exhibitions.

Thank you.

Artistic Director│Jinsang Yoo (Professor, Kaywon University of Art & Design)

After graduating from the Painting Department at Seoul National University, Jinsang Yoo completed his D.E.A. in Plastic Arts and Philosophy at École nationale supérieure des arts décoratifs Paris and Université Paris 1 and 8, respectively. He is currently a professor at Kaywon University of Art & Design, as well as a critic and curator. His major exhibitions include Abstract It! (2011) at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art; Two or Three Things I Know About Nam June Paik (2013) at KIAF Art Flash; and Future Mind (2019) at Paradise Art Lab. He also served as a member of the committee of the Korea International Art Fair (2010), and as director of the Seoul Mediacity Biennale. Along with writing numerous pieces of art criticism, he translated Cinéma 1. L’image-mouvement by Gilles Deleuze into Korean in 2002.

For Manifold, artistic director Jinsang Yoo chose the unique exhibition theme, selected the works for each artist, and curated all twenty-five solo exhibitions. More than a platform for online exhibitions by new artists, Manifold aims to serve as a multilateral venue for exchange among artists and the galleries that discover and nurture them. To this end, Manifold will continuously expand its various networks by showcasing more outstanding galleries and artists who represent the vanguard leading Korean contemporary art into the future.

Manifold features twenty-five solo exhibitions by twenty-five emerging artists, while also highlighting eleven acclaimed galleries that have actively represented, supported, and promoted the artists. The artists and galleries were carefully selected through the 2020 Grant for Artist Management program, which is funded by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Korea Arts Management Service. Designed to promote such sustainable collaboration and growth among galleries and artists, this program provides galleries with the opportunity to support talented artists, while allowing the artists themselves to focus on their creative activities. 

Moving forward, the Korea Arts Management Service plans to expand this platform by selecting more than twenty outstanding artists every year through the Grant for Artist Management, and continuously presenting excellent art contents demonstrating advanced skills and ingenuity. Furthermore, to initiate and maintain a virtuous cycle in the art field, the project will establish a business model for matching up-and-coming artists with proficient small and medium galleries.

Founded in 2006, the Korea Arts Management Service (KAMS) is a government-run art foundation affiliated with Korea’s Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism. KAMS is devoted to enhancing the self-sustainability of Korean art by systematically and comprehensively supporting the capacity of art institutions and the international distribution of Korean art. To this end, we organize many diverse projects aimed at popularizing Korea’s visual and performing arts, supporting the creation and development of art organizations, building an infrastructure for global distribution, and boosting the social value of art and culture. To stimulate the global market for Korean art, we actively provide support to Korean artists and galleries participating in international exhibitions and art fairs. We also spearhead diverse publications about Korean art and promote the enjoyment and collection of art among the general public through our annual “Korea Art Week” event. For more information, visit KAMS website.

Host The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism
Organizer Korea Arts Management Service (KAMS)
Jieon Shim (Director of Visual Arts Division)
Camille S. Kim (Team Manager of Visual Arts Promotion Team)
Jieun Kim (Project Manager)
Hee Jung Hwang (Project Manager)
Yeonsu Jo (Project Manager)
Address 3F, Hongik University Daehak-ro Campus, 57 Daehak-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul (03082), Korea
Contact +82 2 708 2288
Email artre@gokams.or.kr
Artistic Director Jinsang Yoo (Professor, Kaywon University of Art & Design)
Development
Saeroumi
Design Everyday Practice
Translation Art of Translation

Unauthorized use of any text or images from this website without the express consent of the Korea Arts Management Service is prohibited.

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Manifold

Appropriately, the word “manifold” has manifold meanings. As a noun, it can mean a pipe or chamber with several branches for connecting to extensions. Hence, a manifold is typically used to coordinate multiple flows into a single channel. In mathematics, on the other hand, a manifold is an abstract topological space in which all of the local points resemble Euclidean space, but which lead to a unique non-Euclidean connective structure.

This particular Manifold connects twenty-five artists, each with their own exhibition zone containing their respective artworks. As eclectic and diverse as the personalities of the artists themselves, the zones collectively represent the broad spectrum of contemporary art. In mathematical terms, the topological space of a manifold is consistent, but its relationships with corresponding spaces are characterized by uniqueness that is difficult to explain. Even so, these spaces reveal one common structure. Of course, these twenty-five exceptional artists are only a small sampling of the artists joined within the category of Korean contemporary art. As such, contemporary art itself may be seen as a manifold bringing together brilliant artists of every kind.

Through the Korea Arts Management Service’s Grant for Artist Management, Manifold was created as an online platform for artists and galleries who have been unable to hold face-to-face events due to the pandemic. Our sincere hope is that this innovative project can provide invaluable support for both galleries and artists, and thus encourage the participation of even more artists, galleries, and art lovers in future online exhibitions.

Thank you.

Artistic Director│Jinsang Yoo (Professor, Kaywon University of Art & Design)

Artistic Director

After graduating from the Painting Department at Seoul National University, Jinsang Yoo completed his D.E.A. in Plastic Arts and Philosophy at École nationale supérieure des arts décoratifs Paris and Université Paris 1 and 8, respectively. He is currently a professor at Kaywon University of Art & Design, as well as a critic and curator. His major exhibitions include Abstract It! (2011) at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art; Two or Three Things I Know About Nam June Paik (2013) at KIAF Art Flash; and Future Mind (2019) at Paradise Art Lab. He also served as a member of the committee of the Korea International Art Fair (2010), and as director of the Seoul Mediacity Biennale. Along with writing numerous pieces of art criticism, he translated Cinéma 1. L’image-mouvement by Gilles Deleuze into Korean in 2002.

For Manifold, artistic director Jinsang Yoo chose the unique exhibition theme, selected the works for each artist, and curated all twenty-five solo exhibitions. More than a platform for online exhibitions by new artists, Manifold aims to serve as a multilateral venue for exchange among artists and the galleries that discover and nurture them. To this end, Manifold will continuously expand its various networks by showcasing more outstanding galleries and artists who represent the vanguard leading Korean contemporary art into the future.

Grant for Artist Management

Manifold features twenty-five solo exhibitions by twenty-five emerging artists, while also highlighting eleven acclaimed galleries that have actively represented, supported, and promoted the artists. The artists and galleries were carefully selected through the 2020 Grant for Artist Management program, which is funded by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Korea Arts Management Service. Designed to promote such sustainable collaboration and growth among galleries and artists, this program provides galleries with the opportunity to support talented artists, while allowing the artists themselves to focus on their creative activities. 

Moving forward, the Korea Arts Management Service plans to expand this platform by selecting more than twenty outstanding artists every year through the Grant for Artist Management, and continuously presenting excellent art contents demonstrating advanced skills and ingenuity. Furthermore, to initiate and maintain a virtuous cycle in the art field, the project will establish a business model for matching up-and-coming artists with proficient small and medium galleries.

Organizer

Founded in 2006, the Korea Arts Management Service (KAMS) is a government-run art foundation affiliated with Korea’s Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism. KAMS is devoted to enhancing the self-sustainability of Korean art by systematically and comprehensively supporting the capacity of art institutions and the international distribution of Korean art. To this end, we organize many diverse projects aimed at popularizing Korea’s visual and performing arts, supporting the creation and development of art organizations, building an infrastructure for global distribution, and boosting the social value of art and culture. To stimulate the global market for Korean art, we actively provide support to Korean artists and galleries participating in international exhibitions and art fairs. We also spearhead diverse publications about Korean art and promote the enjoyment and collection of art among the general public through our annual “Korea Art Week” event. For more information, visit KAMS website.

Credit
Host The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism
Organizer Korea Arts Management Service (KAMS)
Jieon Shim (Director of Visual Arts Division)
Camille S. Kim (Team Manager of Visual Arts Promotion Team)
Jieun Kim (Project Manager)
Hee Jung Hwang (Project Manager)
Yeonsu Jo (Project Manager)
Address 3F, Hongik University Daehak-ro Campus, 57 Daehak-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul (03082), Korea
Contact +82 2 708 2288
Email artre@gokams.or.kr
Artistic Director Jinsang Yoo (Professor, Kaywon University of Art & Design)
Development
Saeroumi
Design Everyday Practice
Translation Art of Translation

Unauthorized use of any text or images from this website without the express consent of the Korea Arts Management Service is prohibited.