News, Dear Mr. Ripley
Seoul Museum of Art (SeMA), Seoul, South Korea
30 October 2018 – 24 February 2019
News, Dear Mr. Ripley explores the issues and experiments on new ways of communication shared by the realm of art and the news media in an age when everything is commodified through network communication, and information could be created and shared by anyone through means of social media, and personal broadcasting.
The exhibition begins by examining the issues of post-truth such as fake news, a phenomenon driven by the flood of random and fragmented information saturating our online and mobile contents. As a result of such phenomenon, it is becoming increasingly difficult for us to communicate and understand each other, to escape the traps of commodification, and to identify facts and truth from the rest.
In the sea of information that blinds us today, we must go back to the fundamental questions in order to communicate, understand each other, and to distinguish the facts and truth. We must ask ourselves how and what we will speak for. This exhibition hopes to provide an opportunity for the viewers to be inspired by the questions raised by the artworks and to open our eyes to a new horizon beyond the wall that surrounds us.
As part of this exhibition, Forensic Architecture will be presenting our investigation into the enforced disappearance of 43 students in Ayotzinapa, Mexico.