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Let Us Dance: Spectrum Spectrum, Plateau Museum, Seoul, South Korea, July 24th - October 12th 2014.

posted on 2021-03-28, 22:57 authored by Young In HongYoung In Hong
This collection includes a collaborative flash mob performance, Let Us Dance, and a large scale embroidery work, Burning Love inspired by the landmark 2008 candlelit demonstrations in Seoul involving the mass participation of teenage girls. Commissioned for the PLATEAU Museum, Seoul in 2014, Let Us Dance explores the potential of unregulated collective engagement and history as an ongoing act of participation and socio political and cultural challenge in the present.

This item contains an exhibition invitation (courtesy of Spectrum Spectrum and Plateau), 10 performance images, and 2 pdfs of contextual information on the works.

This item documents Let Us Dance and Burning Love which were both commissioned and exhibited for Spectrum,Spectrum, at PLATEAU Museum, Seoul in 2014, showcasing diverse contemporary Korean art. Let Us Dance was a flash mob performance staged each Saturday of the 2 month exhibition by a different group of volunteer teenage street dancers, who entered the gallery space, danced to a soundtrack of their own choice from their mobile phones and then left. Developed in parallel with Let us Dance, Burning Love (2014) is a large embroidery work based on a magnified archival image of the teenager’s 2008 candlelit demonstration.

Part of the group exhibition at Samsung Plateau Museum (running until 2016), showcased 14 artists celebrating 10 years' achievement of the museum on contemporary art in Korea.

Curated by Soyeon Ahn, Director of Plateau.

Burning Love 2014 (280x370cm), has also been shown at 2 solo exhibitions, Fire that Never Dies at the Cecilla Hillstrom Gallery, Stockholm in 2015, and The Moon’s Trick at the KCCUK and Exeter Phoenix, Exeter in in 2017as well as a group exhibition, Go On Being So at the Newlyn gallery, Newlyn 2020.

Photography by Young In Hong. Used with permission.

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