BARIM is a cross-genre collective of artists who are based in Gwangju, currently a media space, working studio, and open art district in Gwangju, Korea. Opens in Spring 2014, from abstract to physical genres of the arts.
Barim is a collective of artists in Gwangju and artists who are interested in Gwangju. At the same time, Barim is a space located in the heart of downtown in Gwangju, founded in 2013.
Barim aims to focus on “process-based” works beyond existing genres of the arts, to create a community of artists, local citizens, and audience, and to support cultural and artistic exchanges between local and international artists through research. It also sets a goal to intervene and transcend different genres of the arts, to emphasize amateurism perspective, and to focus on process and discussion rather than completion.
- a Korean traditional folk painting Minhwa（民画, painting of “amateurism.” popular painting at the end of Chosun era, practical, art for the general public, not for the nobility nor the royal family, work of anonymous craftsmen, named after Yanagi Muneyoshi) technique of “shading” “gradation.”
- [art] Traditional coloring technique for gradation.
- Applying water to create a shading effect before the applied color is dried.
- Beyond generic boundaries in art.
- Amateurism in art.
Media space, working studio, and open art district
– learn and share
-interdisciplinary art practice
-space for work in progress
-artist/research-in-residence, voluntarily proposed and managed by artists/curators/researchers themselves, away from institutional approach.
-artistic and cultural exchange between local and international artists and researchers
-intervening multiple genres
-use space (Goshiwon) as an art medium. a space where life and art encounter.
-process, course, discourse, and discussion than results
Locational uniqueness, Assets
-Gwangju art street
-The Asian Culture Complex
-Academy street (Foreign language, state exams, study abroad, acting)