Constructive Dialogue


Constructive Dialogue
Dec 22 (Thu), 2016 – Jan 21 (Sat), 2017
Audio Visual Pavilion
Opening hours
Tuesdays – Sundays
(Mondays and Dec 25, Dec 31, 1 Jan closed)
12 – 6pm
Opening reception
Dec 22 (Thu), 2016, 5pm
-Dongshin Kim adds new conditions to index cards.
-Woong Yong Kim cuts and attaches voices.
-Kyungho Ryu talks to himself.
-Sla Cha makes seven albums.
AVP Books III : AVP Document 81-[152] as a compiled book of 12 AVP Documents published this year will be published.
-Junghyuk Kim and Jidon Jung will write a text at AVP at 5:00 pm on January 12 (Thu), 2017.
Organized by Audio Visual Pavilion
Curated by Inyong An
Supported by Seoul Metropolitan Government, Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture, Arts Council Korea
Audio Visual Pavilion published 12 of its AVP Documents. As always, the Documents have been distributed as hard copies and updated PDF files on the website of AVP. Various senses on ‘now’ have been collected in writing. Yet, one extra condition in collecting writings was attached this year – a dialogue. A dialogue is an act. Unlike a text as a unidirectional language which is predictable being left as a record after being combined in a brain, a dialogue is not only an unpredictable act and a circumstance where one might get lost or change a direction even with the smallest stimulation in the middle of heading to the counterparty. Recording a dialogue is almost impossible. It is impossible to cover non-verbal elements such as gestures and facial expressions, that is, variables that constantly change through interactions completely in a text. As a result, a dialogue is a critical filter to grasp the time and space of ‘now’ and daily dynamics.
With Constructive Dialogue as a condition for a dialogue, various senses on ‘now’ are to be recorded in forms of exhibition and performance, etc. Diverse landscapes including a daily dialogue, dialogues with art as media, twisted dialogues and transboundary dialogues coexist in Constructive Dialogue. AVP Document to be recorded by 12 authors is to be published as a book. Dongshin Kim, Woong Yong Kim, Kyungho Ryu and Sla Cha put forth the records in their individual ‘format’ – video, photograph and print, etc. Dongshin Kim produces Index Card Index 3 with the space as a new condition instead of books. Woong Yong Kim re-edits and crosses his videos where a newly shot video is attached to the ‘voice’ brought from the past. Kyungho Ryu attempts for a monologue-like dialogue using the emoticons (emoji) he created. Sla Cha makes seven all color-based albums with photos with her mobile phone for the past seven years from 2010 until this year. Two novelists – Junghyuk Kim and Jidon Jung – create unpredictable circumstances, and conduct a performance of improvising a text within.
Constructive Dialogue is held from December 22, 2016 until January 21, 2017. The time is analogous to a gap between sentences, and a short silence between words. It is the last mission for AVP in 2016 to stop the time and collect the moments of ‘now’ in 2016.
Eunyoung Park in collaboration with MATTI NIINIMÄKI, CONNECTED

CONNECTED, Eunyoung Park in collaboration with MATTI NIINIMÄKI

29 December 2015(TUE) – 8 January 2016 (FRI)

Opening Hours
Noon to 6pm
(closed on 1 January)

Organized by
Audio Visual Pavilion

Sponsored by
Arts Council Korea

Geumhyung Jeong, Rehab Training


26(Sat), 27(Sun), 28(Mon) December, 2015 8PM
Mullae Art Factory Studio M30

Tickets 20000 KRW

Booking 26(Sat) Dec 2015
Booking 27(Sun) Dec 2015
Booking 28(Mon) Dec 2015


Supported by

avpavilion@gmail.com, +82 2 730 1010

AVP Talk: The most dim year

2015.12.11(FRI) 7PM – Jungyeon Koo, Kiljong Park

2015.12.15(TUE) 7PM – Miyeon Lee, Jungmin Lee

2015.12.20(SUN) 7PM – Jungsuck Kang, Sunpil Don

AVP BOOK II: AVP documents 1-[80] published


Text & Image:
Minae Kim, Ji Eun Kim, DESIGN METHODS, Inyong An, Min Oh, Soosung Lee, Zuck-Geuk, Geumhyung Jeong, Seewon Hyun, Sangun Ho

Published in November 3rd, 2015
: Snowman Books, 2015
978-89-960662-9-3 97600

Proofreading Sangyeop Lee
Design Eunjoo Hong, Hyungjae Kim(Assistant Yeonju Yoo)
Printing and binding Top Process
Copyright © 2015 Minae Kim, Ji Eun Kim, DESIGN METHODS, Inyong An, Min Oh, Soosung Lee, Zuck-Geuk, Geumhyung Jeong, Seewon Hyun, Sangun Ho

Supported by
Seoul Metropolitan Government
Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture
Arts Council Korea

Book MOVE & SCALE published

Text & Image:
Minae Kim, Ji Eun Kim, DESIGN METHODS, Inyong An, Min Oh, Soosung Lee, Zuck-Geuk, Geumhyung Jeong, Seewon Hyun, Sangun Ho

Published in November 3rd, 2015
: Snowman Books, 2015
978-89-960662-9-3 97600

Proofreading Sangyeop Lee
Design Eunjoo Hong, Hyungjae Kim(Assistant Yeonju Yoo)
Printing and binding Top Process
Copyright © 2015 Minae Kim, Ji Eun Kim, DESIGN METHODS, Inyong An, Min Oh, Soosung Lee, Zuck-Geuk, Geumhyung Jeong, Seewon Hyun, Sangun Ho

Supported by
Seoul Metropolitan Government
Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture
Arts Council Korea

2015.10.22(Thu) 6PM
Audio Visual Pavilion front yard

Performances & Screening event HOT WATER BAGS is held on 22nd October. Taiwanese artists YUJUN YE, WEN-HSIN TENG and Korea based American artist ERIC SCOTT NELSON will make performances. And there will be video screening of 16 Taiwanese video artists. Please find out artists list below.

No extra applications. Admission free. It will be cold outside. Please take jacket or hot water bags.

2015.10.22(Thu) 6PM
Audio Visual Pavilion front yard

Performances & Screening event HOT WATER BAGS is held on 22nd October. Taiwanese artists YUJUN YE, WEN-HSIN TENG and Korea based American artist ERIC SCOTT NELSON will make performances. And there will be video screening of 16 Taiwanese video artists. Please find out artists list below.

No extra applications. Admission free. It will be cold outside. Please take jacket or hot water bags.

Performances by:

Screening of Video Artists from Taiwan:
Tzu-Ning Wu / Pei-Shih Tu / I-Chun Chen / Tsan – Cheng Wu / YuJun Ye & Alexis Mailles / Yu-Chieh Chan / Ruey-Horng Sun / Yuda Ho / Chih-Ming Fan / Chien-Cheng Hou / I-Yeh Wu / Hui-Hsuan Hsu / Jo-Mei LEE / Xian-Yu Zheng / Wen-hsin Teng / Sheryl Cheung


Counter Production
Program leaflet PDF downroad

19 August 2015 (WED) – 26 August (WED)

Opening Hours
1 PM–7 PM

In the winter of 1973, Tony Conrad had a strange thought while lying in his attic looking up at the ceiling. It seemed physically impossible to him that one could wind a film with a really long running
time onto a single reel. To realize the idea—and to construct the mechanical system necessary for it— would require extensive research.. Then suddenly he noticed that the surface of the ceiling was discolored yellow when only a year ago it had been painted white, and he realized that there was no difference between cheap paint and film emulsion. With that realization, the longest film in the world, Yellow Movie 2/16- 26/73 (1973) was born.

At the very beginning of cinema, the ‘Cinematic’ already referred to something elusive, or a hybrid of infinite varieties. Chrissie Iles took as an example Duchamp’s Anémic Cinema (1926), which was projected onto a non-conventional screen, and pointed out that the screen was the most central and decisive question, adding that the discourse on social space was much more important than the distinction and opposition between museum and cinema. A spatial rather than ontological turn that asks not ‘what is cinema’ but ‘where is cinema,’ perhaps a symptom of an anxiety or uncertainty that cinema could no longer merely be a time-based art form. Films without any material foundation— such as Conrad’s Yellow Movie — suggest that film could only exist with technical/cultural/spatial ideas that contain temporality to a minimal degree. This kind of attitude reveals the boundary between time- based and non-time-based art. Boris Groys wrote that the contemporary archives were constructed like detective stories in order to produce ‘infinite suspense.’ Films that conceptualized the cinematic by exploring its outer limits share a strong affinity with most contemporary video installations, where any one-to-one correspondence between spectator and art has become utterly impossible. Rather than saying that this situation is a failure, one could call it an experience that is infinitely suspended.

Hangjun Lee, Programmer of EXiS

Curated by
Moving Image Forum & Audio Visual Pavilion

Sponsored by
Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture

Associated with
The Book Society, dotolim, EXiS, Space Cell

Note on Short Film Series 1975 – 2014, Guy SherwinNote on Short Film Series 1975 – 2014, Guy Sherwin

Circulation, Donghyun ParkCirculation, Donghyun Park

From Other Asias to Bigger Asias: Do Tuong Linh x Kim Hyo-jeong
Thursday, May 14th, 2015. 7 p.m.
Audio Visual Pavilion Yard

There is no admission fee. Anyone can join this event by applying through email (avpavilion@gmail.coom, name/ number of attendants) until May 12, Tuesday, 2015.

The talk forum titled From Other Asias to Bigger Asias, which will be held in the Audio Visual Pavilion at 7 p.m. on May 14th, 2015, comes from numerous conversations between Korean art researcher Kim Hyo-jeong and Vietnamese art researcher Do Tuong Linh.

After receiving her degree in art theory at Korea National University of Arts, Kim Hyo-jeong visited Vietnam several times to prepare her thesis on Vietnamese art. She spent half of 2013 collaborating with Dia/Projects in Ho Chi Minh City, and the other half with the Vietnam National Museum of Fine Arts in Hanoi in 2014. During her stay in Vietnam, she was able to meet a number of people from the art circles and learn about Vietnamese art. Around that time, she met Do Tuong Linh, who was the same age as Kim. The two turned out to share many things, especially their view on art.

Meanwhile, Do Tuong Linh studied art theory at Vietnam National University of Fine Arts and has been deeply involved in the Vietnamese art circles for the past decade through various galleries, art institutions and art projects. Nhasan Studio, Hanoi doc lab, Art Vietnam Gallery, and other galleries where she worked for became landmarks in the contemporary art history of Vietnam. Also, she has been actively participating in major art symposiums and conferences held in surrounding countries including Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand.

Through conversations with Do Tuong Linh on Vietnamese art history, Kim Hyo-jeong found her perspectives on Vietnamese art to be different from those of western researchers, and also realized that both Korea and Vietnam can be considered “third world” or “exotic strangers” in the eyes of westerners. From this point of view, she poses questions to the Asian countries that are growing increasingly eager to become “the center of Asian art.”

As for Korea, its aspiration to embrace other Asian countries as the center of Asian art can be seen from its recent effort to hold the SeMA Biennale Media city Seoul 2014 and establish the Asian Culture Complex. This is an attempt to bring the individual Asian countries together, departing from the shared history of colonization and the Cold War and imagining a bigger Asia. It seeks to create a new order by placing itself in the center, breaking away from its previous role as a marginal player.

In this context, the story of Do Tuong Linh who comes from one of the “other Asian countries” allows us to see where our attempts to connect various Asian countries based on their contemporary art will prove feasible, and where such attempts would eventually fail.

Part 1 will cover how artistic practices influenced by western culture germinated in Vietnam and developed so far, and the responses of Vietnamese artists toward them. It will introduce artistic activities that occurred in Ho Chi Minh City’s San Art in the 2000s, centering on Nhasan Collective in Hanoi in the late 1990s. In addition to these representative accounts in the contemporary Vietnamese art history, Do Tuong Lin will narrate small scale movements in the country that she experienced and personally observed as a native of Vietnam.

Part 2 will address the exhibition Hoan hô, held in Hanoi, Vietnam, on May 3, 2015, which was planned by Do Tuong Linh. Depicting political propagandas and social life in the communist country by adopting a methodology of the art of political propaganda, this exhibition features artwork newly designed and installed in line with the theme of the exhibition, produced by about thirty Vietnamese artists. It tried to demonstrate the changed status of the existing political propaganda art as well as new propaganda in today’s Vietnam, where post-communist transition has been in progress, and consumerism is widespread. Through the talk forum From Other Asias to Bigger Asias, Kim Hyo-jeong and Do Tuong Linh intend to go beyond delivering information on the Vietnamese contemporary art, by offering constructive criticism on the imagination toward a “Bigger Asia” and sharing opinions regarding “other Asias” and their perception toward art with art audiences in Seoul.

Curating & Text Hyojeong Kim

Trương Tân, Bảo tồn mỹ thuật, 1997.
(image: Veronika Radulovic)

베트남 미술 자료사진 (1)

Trương Tân, Bảo tồn mỹ thuật, 1997.
(image: Veronika Radulovic)
Minha Park, Telecast Baghdad
19 December 2014 (FRI) –
29 December 2014 (MON)
Closed on 25 December (THU)
Opening hours
Mon – Sundays
Noon to 6PM
The exhibition Telecast Baghdad begins as a 22-minute film called Strategic Operation — Hyper Realistic meets with a place, the Audio Visual Pavilion, or with an incident. The film is played only for a day during the exhibition period and is taken apart in the space, to be reconstructed as another interface. Its soundtracks, video footages, stills, end credits, war scenario, etc. will come out of the film and exist in a scattered form. Spectators who come to the exhibition space after the film screening will experience the process of making a movie that is no longer there. Just like the state when the film has yet to be exported from video editing program, the film is physically reedited in the space and the audience experiences the mechanism of the virtual film/images still in the process of being put together.
This exhibition structure is connected with the virtual war that appears in the film. For more realistic war exercises, the US Army Base NTC Fort Irwin adopts the process of creating special effects and producing films to perform military drills for Afghanistan and Iraq war by reproducing the city of Baghdad in the Mojave Desert, California. Their war simulation makes the virtual movie Baghdad come to life like mirages in the desert.
The movie Telecast Baghdad shares with spectators the magical mechanism of illusion occurring at the point of contact where TV and film techniques skillfully overlap with military strategies.
After an exhibition is complete, the AVP remains empty or is closed for a while for the next exhibition. Art pieces are moved from here and taken somewhere. I even left a part of a bulky artwork outside the gate on purpose, allowing someone to take it. Physical conditions that change due to previous exhibitions are restored for the future or maintained as they are. All of the walls painted in dark colors are repainted in white, while the use of yards and the condition of the rooftop are changed. Sometimes, spaces you have to enter without shoes are converted into spaces where you can go in with your shoes on. Sometimes, there isn’t a single exhibition in the AVP. When that is the case, does this place still qualify as an exhibition? Artist Park Min-ha’s Mojave Desert in California, which was taken from Telecast Baghdad, is part of reality as well as part of the movie. What would happen if we don’t believe things happening there? Nothing would happen, after all? Or is that perhaps I am the only one who lost my last chance to see the movie which will be gone after just one screening?
Artist talk and Screening
20 December (SAT) 5PM
Strategic Operation — Hyper Realistic(22minutes)
Artist talk
Minha Park(Artist), Unseong Yoo(film critic)
*Anyone can join this event by applying through email (avpavilion@gmail.coom)


Botanical Miniature Painting Book, Herb Publication commemorative exhibition @Audio Visual Pavilion
14 August (THU) – 17 August (SUN), 2014

Opening Hours: 1pm – 8pm
Space: Audio Visual Pavilion
Curating: YOUR MIND
Opening: 14 August(THU) 7PM. Soyeong Lee’s artist talk
(*Exhibition space will be opened the first day from 1pm.)

Botanical miniaturist Lee So-yeong’s illustrated plant book Botanical Miniature Painting Book, Herb (Your Mind Publishing) is a collection of information on a total of fifty-six kinds of various plants, with a focus on thirty among them. The collection includes traditional Korean plant species that have been used without being recognized for their specific varieties. Instead of drawing beautiful illustrations based on plant materials, she focused on recording their shapes and structures as specimens in order to ensure clear identification and scientific classification of the plants. Through repeated collections and observations, the artist also divided and recorded detailed varieties of herbs that have commonly been classified as the same variety. We recommend that you take the time to closely observe the various plants in their surrounding through these thorough and meticulously depicted illustrations.

A relevant exhibition will be held in the Audio Visual Pavilion, located in Tongin-dong, in time for the publication of this book in August. The exhibition will be divided into three sections. One will be used to display original paintings portrayed by marking patterns and connecting dots on the tracing paper; another to feature a workroom which is compressed and rearranged using module furniture; the last to screen a film depicting the process of completing a piece of miniature painting. Small Studio Semi, a carpenter’s workshop, built the furniture for the exhibition. Artist Lee will hold a special session on the evening of Thursday, August 14, the first day of the exhibition, to describe the varieties of plants and miniature paintings.

Soyeong Lee
Botanical miniaturist.




AVP Table talk : Meaning of what we doing record Non-fiction Diary Director Jung Yoon-suk × Chun Doo-hwan, Man Still Alive reporter Ko Na-mu × Audio Visual Pavilion

2 August 2014 (SAT) 8PM
Audio Visual Pavilion Yard

There is no admission fee. Anyone can join this event by applying through email(avpavilion@gmail.coom, name/ number of attendants) until August 1, Friday, 2015.

Director Jung Yoon-suk of the movie, Non-fiction Diary, will meet with reporter Ko Na-mu of Hankyoreh newspaper who authored a book titled Chun Doo-hwan, Man Still Alive, at the Audio Visual Pavilion on August 2, Saturday, 2014. Released this summer after a long period of research, interviews, and editing process, Non-fiction Diary is a controversial film tracing back the chains of desire of the Korean society in the 1990s, while exposing reality in 2014 with monstrosity. Chun Doo-hwan, Man Still Alive (Book Comma Publishing, 2013), looking back on the periods the former president Chun was in power from the perspective of a person born in 1976, is an undisclosed file of reporter Ko who spent several years covering news on the former dictator. The director and reporter thoroughly explore Korean society in the 1990s from the viewpoint of people in their mid- to late 30s, through the two different media of film and book. They discuss what critical issues came up in the 1990s, and what recording on this era via their specialized media, filming and writing, respectively, means to them.


Okkyung Lee @ The Book Society x Audio Visual Pavilion


Boss’s son, Nighttime worker’s mother HOME/WORK

Juwon Kim

in Audio Visual Pavilion
25 March 2014(TUE)
28 March 2014(FRI)
1 April 2014 (TUE)
4 April 2014(FRI)
8 April 2014 (TUE)
11 April 2014(FRI)
15 April 2014 (TUE)
18 April 2014(FRI)
22 April 2014 (TUE)
25 April 2014(FRI)

Practice 1. HOME/WORK

Minja Gu

in Audio Visual Pavilion
18 April 2014(FRI)
Noon to 6pm
25 April 2014(FRI)
Noon to cpm
26 April 2014(SAT)
Noon to 6pm

A clown writer, after Kafka’s Ein Hungerkünstle (A Hunger Artist)

Yeongjun Lee
28 November(Thur), 2013, 8:30m
14 December (Sat), 2013, 12pm

Kafka’s short novel, Ein Hungerkünstle (A Hunger Artist), depicts a clown who chooses starvation as a way of life for his art, since he has no talents except performing a fast. Lee Yeong-jun who cannot do anything but write exposes himself as a writer to the public. With the 338-meter Mt. Inwang behind him, he will write stories about 8,000-meter mountains and great human beings who conquered them, as well as ordinary people who drink soju on 700- meter mountains today. Kafka’s fasting clown eventually starves to death. Will writing be the death of Lee?


Let’s meet at Mt. Inwang

Kiljong Park

2013. 12. 7(Sat) 12pm
2013. 12. 21(Sat)12pm

Let’s meet at Mt. Inwang, along with the magic art of shortening distances, sounds, flying Nimbus, physiognomy, teleportation, portraits, maps, art of shadow-cloning, liquor, handkerchief, the mountain spirit, runaway train rushing through a mountain valley, The Naked Gun 21/2, two enigmatic persons, two maps, and one guide.

Your participation is entirely voluntary. Anyone is welcome. It doesn’t matter if you bring family members, friends, the one you’re having an affair with, or your worst enemy. Come holding hands. You can also join us by yourself. Let’s climb this mountain together, helping each other, even if we are perfect strangers. We’ll holler at the top of our lungs when we get to the top, and come back down.

Things to prepare: snacks and drinks. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Bring your smile and luxury of mind.

Free gifts: We are offering a free handkerchief printed with two hiking trails for every person bringing this flyer, and a badge with the image of Mt. Inwang on it to everyone who participates in this event twice.

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Prettier Will be, Tomorrow
Yeongran Suh
Eun-Kyeong Kim(Choreography), Bora Kim(Design)
14 December 2013 6pm (Sat)


Okin Collective Movie Screening

Okin Collective

20 December (FRI) – 22 December (SUN), 2013
Audio Visual Pavilion

Screening list:
Seoul Decadence (2013)
Don Quijote del Carrer(Don Quixote of the Street) (2013)
Operation—For Something Black and Hot (2012)

Disaster and Laughter, the Urgent Detour 2
Unseong Yoo(Programming Director, SAII Moonji Cultural Institute),
Seewon Hyun(Curator), Okin Collective
Saturday 21 December 2013 3pm
Audio Visual Pavilion

57-6 Jahamun-ro,
Jongno-gu, Seoul [map]
+82 2 730 1010

Audio Visual Pavilion (AVP) is
an exhibition hall and space
located at 57-6 Jahamun-ro,
Jongno-gu, Seoul.
Originally built as hanok,
a U shaped Korean traditional house.


Audio Visual Pavilion (AVP) is an exhibition hall and space located at 57-6 Jahamun-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul. Originally built ashanok, a U shaped Korean traditional house, the building consists of a small courtyard, kitchen, laundry room, and a small room by the gate, and has been used as a residential home since its establishment in 1947. AVP is designed to maintain the physical form of hanok and to create a place where art is not separated from reality. Through such a design, it wishes to find, record, and create reality that exists within and outside of the visual culture of seeing and hearing.
AVP is run by curator Seewon Hyun and editor Inyong An, members of Walking Magazine, an independent magazine launched in 2006. Through AVP, they create ‘what they wish to see’ and a form of visual culture where the ideas and creativity of the artists and curators can be freely manifested. This is the question raised by AVP: What other types of situations could we create where art can be experienced, within today’s institution of art? Here, art refers to not only paintings but also music, performances, films, literature, and other various forms of art that are manifested through time and space. AVP hopes to make many unconventional attempts, however small they may be, that go beyond the usual functions of its kind, such as display, installation, sales, collection and support system.
Another vision of AVP is collecting stories, such as texts, dialogues, papers, etc. For the two directors of AVP, collecting stories means rearranging and reinterpreting events and situations that take place in art, or more broadly, reality. More specifically, AVP publishes various types of small and large publications continuously. The 4-page ‘AVP Document’ is printed every two weeks and archived in the AVP’s website. It also publishes books including a book that compiles AVP Documents, as well as the ‘AVP Book’ that deals with various art projects and exhibitions. In addition, AVP frequently holds talks and interviews with artists that contribute or are in connection with AVP.
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