Radio Tenthaus ep 136: Radio Momentum – “How art came to you” by Yoonik Kim from Space Four One Three
06/06/2022 20:00 – 23:00
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Throughout the curatorial process, we were very often inspired by artists, biennales, artworks and our colleagues. The idea of “How art came to you” was brought up by one of the curators, Helen. So we have been inviting artists or artist-run spaces to share their stories of the moment when art became significant in our lives.
“How art came to you” is a collection of stories shared by artists and artist-run spaces around the world. They shared the moments when art first knocked on their doors and left an indelible mark on their lives. From chance encounters to life-changing events, these personal narratives explore why art became such a vital part of their existence. These stories celebrate the transformative power of art and discover the genuine, unfiltered stories behind the art that’s touched their souls.
In today’s episode, we would like to share a story shared by Yoonik Kim, the director of Space 413.
You will probably be able to recognize where it was recorded, in a white cube exhibition space, office space, or outdoor with prayer in the background. I was very touched that they were all so willing to share their intimate moment with me, as well as acknowledge how far they have made it since the moment when they were touched by art an earlier age. I invite you to think about how art came to your life, after listening to these stories. I believe that this can be a good starting point to prepare yourself before visiting Momentum 12.
SPACE Four One Three took place in 2009, by using an empty factory at 41-3 Munrae-dong 4-ga as a joint workshop. At that time, a lot of effort was unexpectedly put into place to renovate the empty factory as a useful workspace. The process was reorganized and exhibited as a “Four-month conversation with the Munrae-dong factory(2010)” Starting from this, the character of an artist-run space was gradually established as a collaborative studio, where projects of nearby creators, including tenant artists, are often held close.
The process of forming the character of artist-run space was consciously dislocated from the attempt to conceive a new alternative to the existing art world or to internally construct a specific social message. Initially, SPACE Four One Three had imagined a small unit system that could self-operate without relying on external funds, not increasing the scale of operations, especially, in the absence of a space planner. Currently, SPACE Four One Three is moving into the form of a self-developmental system in which each domain is maintained and coexisted in a way that does not receive space usage fees from creators and. on the contrary, does not provide any services.
Since 2015, SPACE Four One Three has created a space-use manual that minimizes the use of physical and mental labor between users and operators of the space: allowing, them to simply utilize the realistic elements that are insufficient to operate the space. Hereafter, SPACE Four One Three will assess with users through this manual and provide smooth movement between the visitors.
Radio Momentum is a platform open to artists participating in MOMENTUM 12. It provides a bridge to a wider program of exhibitions, sound works, research, workshops, audio tours, interviews, discussions, and events.