After a successful pilot in 2015 there will be a follow-up to the Marter projects this year.
MARTER Projects is part of Bureau voor Kunst and the initiator of an exchange program between South Korea and the Netherlands. In the first art exchange program last year, Yisu Kim showed her work at NL = US Art in Rotterdam and Marleen van Wijngaarden at Dorossy Salon in Seoul. This year, the exchange expanded to multiple locations in the Netherlands: WTC Art Gallery and again NL=US Art in Rotterdam and the Hendrick Hamel Museum in Gorinchem. In South Korea Gallery 2 will be part of this years exchange. Participating artists in the Nederlands for the 2016 – early 2017 program will be Dong Yoon Kim, Yoo Hye-sook, Yang Soon Yeal, Marcel Wesdorp, Aji V.N., Yisu Kim and Kim Jin.
Alexandra Roozen will show her work at Gallery 2 in Seoul in 2017. The magazines ‘art in Asia’ and ‘Art in Culture’, led by Main director Kim Boggi, are closely and extensively involved in the exchange and will report about the participating artists in relation to the project.
REMIND_Hamel was there
Hendrick Hamel (Gorinchem, 1630, Gorinchem, February 12, 1692) was a Dutch sailor. He is best known for the story of his shipwreck and his extended stay in Korea. In Europe his report was for years the only source of information about Korea. In the Netherlands, he is almost forgotten, but the (South) Koreans see Hamel as a national hero because he gave their land notoriety in the West. This history underlines the historical ties between South Korea and the Netherlands. Although MARTER Projects focuses on an exchange between contemporary artists, the historical awareness is contributory to it all.
Photo: Frank Hanswijk