Framing FloorplanseinBuch #24
Framing Floorplans is an exhibition in the format of printed matter that attempts at transforming Your Floorplan, a digital exhibition previously held on the Floorplan’s online platform in 2020, into a printed rendition. Using the term “floorplan” as a metaphor for representing the spatial cognition of each artist, Your Floorplan commissioned nine art practitioners for new works that envisaged the online as a conceptual and abstract space, instead of a substitute for the “real,” and then presented their works online.
Following up on the online exhibition, Framing Floorplans continues to explore the means to expand the notion of space and time for art by transferring the online exhibition to paper, a traditional medium for distribution, and creating an intervention in the physical space. It shows how this exhibition reconfigures printed matter as a space. Distinguishing itself from ordinary exhibition catalogues, the primary purpose of which is exhibition documentation, Framing Floorplans focuses on displaying the printed matter as a medium for representing art while also signifying the floorplan of the graphic designer Doko Shin. Using time as its axis, Framing Floorplans manifests the process of how the artworks are presented on paper as if all the works were concurrently played on a monitor like usual offline exhibitions. Each artwork, divided into forty-six frames, inscribes their flexible and multiple auras on paper created in the context of digital yet recontextualized while being transferred; meanwhile, the architect Hyunjoon Yoo’s drawings, which highlight spatiality rather than temporality, are presented as an annex to the printed matter as a distinct gesture.
Framing Floorplans also includes the dialogue between the curator of the project and the architect Markus Miessen about the online and offline as spaces. The curator perceives space for art as open-ended where various questions and interpretations can coexist, whereas the architect’s primary interest lies in the concept of space as a dynamic yet designable place for both encounters and conflicts. Their dialogue, in which different perspectives intersect, collide, and get mediated, seems to mirror the sequential exhibitions that have converged diverse viewpoints and translations of the participating art practitioners, curator, and designer.
The Floorplan, 2021
Participating Artists: Liam Gillick, Goldin+Senneby, Seung-hye Hong, Young-gyu Jang, Jidon Jeong, Jin und Park, Hyunseon Kang, Daum Kim, Markus Miessen, Hyunjoon Yoo
265 x 390 mm, 48 pp
Curators: Hyunjoo Byeon, Dokho Shin
Graphic design: Dokho Shin
ISBN: 979-11-965947-6-3 (03600)
Exhibition Framing Spaces
Sep. 1 - Oct. 8, 2022