K-pop art: BTS collaborate with Antony Gormley for global project
They are clean-cut superstars of K-pop, seemingly the most loved boyband in the world, and now BTS can include aa new label: global patrons of contemporary art.
Subtleties were declared on Tuesday of exploratory and technically challenging art projects in London, Seoul, New York, Berlin, and Buenos Aires by artists and guardians who, the individuals behind the project stated, resonated with the band’s philosophy and principles.
It will include Antony Gormley installing a model utilizing 18km of coiled up aluminum tubing alongside the East River in Brooklyn and Tomás Saraceno floating an individual upwards powered only by the sun and air.
With a global fanbase of countless youngsters, together known as the BTS Army, the thought is viewed as a chance to acquaint contemporary art to totally new crowds.
Daehyung Lee – the curator who helped conceive the Connect, BTS initiative and moved toward the band – said the project was rooted in the possibility of “solidarity”. He stated: “We can connect with people at opposite ends of the world but we sometimes forget to communicate with our neighbors or relatives. We are losing solidarity, we have forgotten how to communicate properly with each other.”
The Korean brand is the fundamental funders of the projects which will include 22 artists and happen over the world in the coming months. While the figure has not been uncovered, Lee said it didn’t run into a huge number of pounds.
“The ultimate goal of the project is to connect individuals across the world as they re-evaluate their present circumstances, attitudes, and potentialities.”
Gormley will make a version of an installation titled Clearing which highlighted at his ongoing show at the Royal Academy in London and comprised of 7km of metal rod coiled up like a drawing in space.
New York Clearing 2020 will utilize more than double the length of the metal bar and will be installed outdoors and barrier-free at Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 3 with individuals invited to walk through it.
“Clearing has always been made inside an existing architectural space,” Gormley said. “We still don’t know whether this is going to work. We still don’t know whether, in the wind and the cold of New York in January, this will hold. But what an incredible thing … and with BTS’s help, we are going to try to make this thing.”
The Argentinian artist Saraceno will make a project titled Fly With Aerocene Pacha which he said was a potential solution for the dilemma of human flight, a fantasy which had become a nightmare.
“Every time someone travels across the Atlantic by airplane another person’s lifespan is reduced by two years.”
In London, the Danish artist Jakob Kudsk Steensen has made a digital simulation of a forest. Titled Catharsis, it tends to be experienced at the Serpentine Gallery or using catharsis.live until 15 March.
The activity was declared at the Serpentine with a live video link to the seven boyband individuals giving their help and communicating their desire to “send a positive message to the world” and “give back some of the amazing love that we receive”.
The project “represents diversity and creates a collective, positive message for the world that we value”, they said.
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