PARKing CHANce 2010–2018 overviews the experimental works created by Park Chanwook and Park Chankyong , which question and challenge established ideas and norms on the boundary between cinema and contemporary art, the traditional and the contemporary, and different media and genres.
PARKing CHANce 2010–2018 is the first major exhibition that exhaustively covers the works that director Park Chanwook and contemporary artist Park Chankyong created for the last eight years as a duo named PARKing CHANce. The exhibition was organized as a part of the ACC Focus Project. Launched in 2017, the ACC Focus Project is one of the ACC’s major exhibition programs where the Center invites artists and art groups who experiment with the convergence of genres and propose unique creative visions, to support their new projects and showcase the resulting works. In 2017, the Project invited Argentinian artist, Tomás Saraceno, who provided an outlook of a viable utopia across various disciplines such as architecture, science, and contemporary art. In 2018, the Project presents PARKing CHANce’s experimental works that question and challenge established ideas and norms on the boundary between cinema and contemporary art, the traditional and the contemporary, and different media and genres.
A chance to witness the brothers’ never-before-seen photographs and six films including Believe It or Not, the duo’s latest work, which tells the story of a double spy.
PARKing CHANce 2010–2018 brings together six short and middle-length films created by the duo since 2010, including their latest work commissioned by the ACC. The exhibition also presents the two Parks’ previously unreleased photographic works. The films featured in the exhibition include: Night Fishing (2011), the brothers’ first film shot entirely on an Apple iPhone; Day Trip (2012), a film about a Pansori (Epic Chant) master and his student; Bitter, Sweet, Seoul (2013), a crowd-sourced documentary on the City of Seoul; Decades Apart (2017), an immersive 3D sound-image work; and Believe It or Not (2018), which was commissioned by the ACC specifically for the exhibition. Also on display are a music video directed by the duo, Park Chanwook’s Art Museum series and around 70 landscape/still life photographs, Park Chankyong’s Three Cemeteries, and Child Soldier, which was transmuted to digital images and photograph lightboxes. For the exhibition held in Space 5 of the ACC Creation, architect Jeong Euiyeob designed a unique architectural structure that is flexible, temporary, and symbolizes ever-changing possibilities.
The exhibition will offer a good opportunity to admire PARKing CHANce’s wide array of works and discover the side of the Park brothers that you probably have not seen before. The duo’s latest work commissioned by the ACC, Believe It or Not, will provide an unforgettable, synesthetic experience where the divided Korean Peninsula, a double spy, a film, and a film set coexist in a delicate harmony. In addition, Park Chanwook’s photographic works, which the director calls his way of “conversing with all beings,” will offer an interesting insight into his view of the world and life when he is not helming the director’s chair.