Since spring 2013, the 4th APAP has led public art productions with twenty six artists and/or groups. The materials of each production range from Anyang, APAP and art to experience, conservation, identity, public, city, landscape, place, history and time, while its process is an artistic exploration through the keywords of the 4th APAP that are public media, affect and commons. The artworks carry various forms, including archive, video, performance, documentation, installation, program and sound.
Some may question why a public art project is featured through an exhibition. In fact, this exhibition is a cabinet sorting and grouping all public art activities commissioned by the past APAPs, varying in form and ways, and also a showcase displaying outcomes from the experiments designed by the 4th APAP. In other words, this is a project in the form of an exhibition.
The experience of the 4th edition have drove us to consider and understand more the inside and outside of public and art. We have also become more familiar with the potential cultural contents of Anyang, allowing us to proceed to a new stage where we can re-evaluate our method and attitude in approaching them. Looking back the past nine years of APAP, since its inauguration whereby Anyang Art Park was built upon Anyang Amusement Park, this exhibition comments that at last it is time for a public art project to truly take place in Anyang.
The space design for the exhibition is carried out by artist Kwon Yongju. Inspired by the dismantled works from the Conservation & Maintenance Project, he and fellow artists rearranged Kimchungup Museum into an exhibition space.
Many works showcased in the exhibition are produced in Anyang, commissioned by the 4th APAP.
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