Busan Museum of Art will showcase the “My Young & Sad Day” exhibition from March 10 to August 6, 2023, featuring the original works of Busan-based emerging artists. The exhibition will be held in the grand exhibition room on the third floor of the main building and will introduce over 70 new works across various mediums, including painting, media, installation, and video.
The exhibition is a representative program of the Busan Museum of Art, which has been discovering and introducing talented local artists since its launch in March 1999. Over the past 20 years, the program has produced approximately 70 artists through 16 exhibitions.
The exhibition highlights the challenges faced by the younger generation today, such as anxiety, depression, and the daunting task of navigating a world ridden with debt, population cliff, and local extinction. The works of the three artists, Doki Kim, Minwook Oh, and Junghwan Cho, reflect these challenges and the significant impact of the pandemic on the shrinking of the culture and art world.
The exhibition title “My Young & Sad Day” was derived from the popular college district graffiti poetry collection “Sad Our Young Day” in the 1980s. The exhibition aims to change the focus from “us” back to “my” and address the current reality where individuals cannot even share their sadness.
The three participating artists, each offering their unique perspectives, seek new ways to recognize and reflect on the collapsing world. Doki Kim explores a precarious life through non-human beings, Minwook Oh re-establishes the relationship between the self and the world through subjective montage history, and Junghwan Cho accelerates the old futurist imagination. The exhibition is divided into three sections, namely acceleration, energy flow, and impression, and the artists participate in the subject separately and together.
The exhibition will also feature various programs, including the screening of Minwook Oh’s feature film on weekends in the auditorium on the first basement floor of the art museum from April, artist talks from the end of May, and a symposium in June on the subject of young artists and local art practice. Through the young and new perspectives of the three artists, the exhibition hopes to showcase the new face of the Busan art world and highlight the concerns of the youth generation today.