The Seoul Museum of Art (SeMA) is pleased to announce SeMA Learning Station: Shift, a public program that will run from January 15 to February 20, 2022. Exploring the values of mutual-based learning in response to the institutional program This year’s SeMA — learning— program consists of multi-faceted activities and programs that take place through town halls, planning meetings, situations, rehearsals and dialogues.
Questioning the subject of learning in museums, one of SeMA’s galleries has been transformed into the SeMA Learning Station, a physical infrastructure as well as an online hub, where various subjects and communities come together, propose, discuss and learn. . Designed as a meeting and learning place, the SeMA Learning Station will be maintained until the end of 2022 and will play its key role in expanding learning experiences in museums.
Public meetings brings together curators, mediators, educators and researchers to delve deeper into relationship learning ideas for two days online. Participants are invited to exchange thoughts and learning experiences, and are then drawn into the Glossary Talk to negotiate the different contexts from where they each are to learn from each other. Once the public meetings are over, it will be uploaded to SeMA’s YouTube channel by February 20. (Please find the link to register to attend town halls on January 15 and 16 at 4:00 p.m. KST.)
Planning meetings aims to design a blueprint for the learning space as well as the architecture of relationships encompassing the different conditions of individuals, including body, age, social status, cultural background, gender, language, etc. He tries to build different ways of meeting, to design models to introduce a different linguistic system for the other senses, and a different language to adopt a method of communication between people.
Situations is a series of events to tackle ‘obstacles to mutual learning’ such as preconceived relationships and the hierarchy already ingrained in museums. Induced by the guest artists, he creates a series of unexpected situations with behaviors and conversations that may seem inappropriate or strange in the context of the museum, in which the public is invited to rethink their roles and positions in museums.
Rehearsals is designed to enable learning in the process of meeting with others. This motivates people to transgress the experience and knowledge from their different conditions and backgrounds, and to come together to foster learning through these differences and develop new understanding and share their situated knowledge.
Dialogues brings together partnerships between SeMA and London-based research center Afterall, and attempts to create a dialogue about learning, pedagogy and arts education in museums using the SeMA collection and the British Artists’ Film and Video Study Collection . Each session will expand the discourse to broader learning communities, inviting students from Central Saint Martins (CSM) and Seoul National University of Science and Technology (SNUST).
Maria Acaso, Afterall (Adjoa Armah, Adeena Mey and Chloe Ting), Jee-Sook Beck, Johoon Choi, Chung Seawoo, Collection and Research Division of the Seoul Museum of Art (Chae Ha Kim, Seo Hyun Kim, Yeon Jae Lee and Kyung Hwan Yeo), Charles Esche, Narae Inni Jin, Ieeryoung Kim, Jeongah Kim, Seong Eun Kim, Lee Hanbum, Bona Park, Claudia Pestana, SeMA Learning Station Planning Team, SHIN SHIN (Donghyeok Shin and Haeok Shin), Hyunseon Son × Su-Mi Jang, students of the Department of Fine Arts, Seoul National University of Science and Technology, students of the MRes Art: Exhibition Studies program at Central Saint Martins, Yeounjin Sung, Michelle Wong
Organized and organized by the Seoul Museum of Art (No-one Kwak, Bo Bae Lee, Gahee Park, Naim Seo, Sejung Shin)