Organization: Open Media Art Festival Organization (OMAF).
Partners: The Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts,
The Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Jordan,
Comma Space in Singapore.
Sponsors: The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism,
Arts Council Korea.
Directors/Curators: Seungah Lee & Janice Kim (Korea).
Guest Curators: Wang Ruobing (Singapore), Dana Kaoukji (Jordan), Jay Kim (Korea), Daechan Heo (Korea).
Venues: The Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts building (2), second floor in Jordan,
The Oil Tank Cultural Park in Seoul, Korea.
Participating Artists in the festival:
Byunjoon Kwon, Kira Kim, Shinil Kim, Jinah Roh, Hojun Song, Youngjun Choi, Jinhyun Park, Team Triad, Joon Moon, Hyunjoo Kim (ex-media), Anna Kim, Youngrim Lee, Units United (Korea), Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Daniel Irequi (Quebec, Canada), Kray Chen, Chen Sai Hua, Kuan, Yang Jie, Urich Lau (Singapore), Ahmad Salameh, Studio 8, Asia Alsheshani, Tawfiq Dawi, Walid al Wawi (Jordan), Lin Tzu Huan (Taiwan), Marc Lee,(Switzerland), Yuge Zhou (China), Akihiko Taniguchi (Japan).
Participating Artists in the festival at the Jordan National Gallery:
Asia Alsheshani, Tawfiq Dawi, Walid al Wawi, Ahmad Salameh, Studio 8 (Jordan), Kira Kim, Jaewook Lee, Jungho Oak (Korea), Urich Lau (Singapore).
Artists’ works are presented on the Open Media Art Festival’s online platform (www.omaf.kr
), so that the international audience can experience the festival. This is due to the challenges and limitations resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic.
OMAF exhibition in Jordan features nine artworks; five artists from Jordan, three from Korea and one from Singapore. Simultaneously, OMAF in Seoul features thirty-four international artists’ works from ten countries at the Oil Tank Cultural Park. The works are selected by the directors and the curators from Korea, Singapore, and Jordan. The artist’s works vary from video installations, VR, AI, Robot, interactive art, sound installation, audio/visual performance, animation, and other media.
“Black Swan: Unpredictable Future“ festival, focuses on the extreme impact of rare and unpredictable events and the human tendency to find explanations for these events. It also stresses the possibility of overturning all the values we protect and believe today because of the emergence of situations that we believed were impossible or nonexistent. Through the artists’ works of our time, the Open Media Art Festival 2020 began with a few questions that imagine the “unpredictable future” and ask what it means or how it will affect our lives. From these questions, we are asking how artists explore and examine the future such as Black Swan in our time and Black Swan in the near future will be introduced and presented which will deliver various perceptions and attitudes of the artists toward the future.