Organized by Glint
Piknic, Seoul, South Korea
24 April ~ 27 September 2020
Exhibiting artists: Charwei Tsai, David Lynch + Tête-à-Tête, Fabrikr, Jawshing Arthur Liou, Miyajima Tatsuo, OMA Space, PARK SEO-BO + 1OF0, Plastique Fantastique + Marco Barotti Seungmo Seo
Supported by Stella McCartney, Japan Foundation, Gallery Baton, Jikji Soft
The concept of mindfulness is rooted in Buddhism and other ancient Asian religions and philosophies. In recent years, however, it has been newly recognized for its value as a form of medical therapy irrespective of religion, and a trend has emerged of societies more actively adopting its effectiveness the more they develop as cultures. The choice of “mindfulness” as a term instead of “meditation” signifies a psychological process in which attention is focused on our present state, without the intrusion of judgment. Training ourselves to see ourselves exactly as we are plays an important role in alleviating many of the different issues we experience in the contemporary era—including depression, anxiety, short attention spans, and addiction—while also helping to increase our sense of life satisfaction and happiness and enhance our powers of judgment and creativity.
Bardo is a video installation by Charwei Tsai in collaboration with Tibetan filmmaker Tsering Tashi Gyalthang. The video work was inspired by the Tibetan belief in the journey of the consciousness after death and is accompanied by a narration that elucidates the study of death and the sublimity of life.