A special exhibition was held in the lobby of Engineering Building 110 of UNIST. The exhibition features the Blister City Project that has been carried out by the artists, affiliated with the Science Walden Center of UNIST.
The exhibition started on November 30 and proceeded until December 13, 2020. At the exhibition, several artworks by Team 900, made up of Artist Jieun Gu, who is an installation artist and a researcher from Science Walden Center, as well as Artist Darae Baek, who recently partook in the Science Cabin Residency Project, were on display.
The theme of this exhibition is Blister City Project, which has the artists’ peculiar inner world and thoughts. The exhibition tried to reflect our society from artists’ perspectives.
A total of 14 artworks were on display, including Artist Gu’s ‘CyborgThinks’ and Artist Baek’s ‘Exclamation for Our Senses.’ On one side of the exhibition hall, you can see the artists who have worked through the “Artist Canvas” platform built by Science Walden.
“The COVID pandemic has resulted in increased loneliness, stress, anxiety, and depression for many of us,” noted Artist Gu. “Such feelings of loneliness and social isolation has become a shared experience of community, and thus has stained the lives of modern people with despair and wound.”
“The term ‘Blister’ has a double meaning, of which one typically refers to vesicles (skin blisters), whereas the other often conveys a meaning of a pre-formed plastic packaging (blister packs),” said Artist Gu. “I felt our rapidly changing society in the age of COVID-19 pandemic resembles this double meaning of blister.”
Meanwhile, this exhibition has been selected for the ‘2020 Ulsan Arts Support’ of the Ulsan Cultural Foundation, and thus has been carried out with the support from the Ulsan Arts and Culture Foundation, Ulsan Metropolitan City, Science World Center, and UNIST.