D MUSEUM presents Weather, an exhibition elevating our experiences of the weather through photographs, video, sound and installation works, from May 3 to October 28, 2018. The exhibition features the works of 26 international artists, each engaging with climatic phenomena such as sunlight, snow, rain, mist and thunderstorms from her or his own unique perspective.
From the thunder and lightning of Greek mythology to storms of 19th century British novels and the lyrics of contemporary pop songs, the weather has been an essential driving force in art, culture, philosophy, fashion, design, and all areas of life since ancient times. This exhibition introduces the diverse approaches of artists creating weather-inspired works, ranging from aesthetically distinct photographs to installation works amplifying tactile and auditory sensations. Divided into three chapters—Recognizing the Weather, Talking with the Weather, and Remembering the Weather—the exhibition reads like an essay consisting of a prologue, six stories (Sunlight, Snow & Rain, Darkness, Blue, Mist, Sounds of Rain) and an epilogue. Beginning with Recognizing the Weather, the exhibition offers viewers to encounter works that capture everyday climatic concepts from a range of viewpoints, reawakening them to weather that normally goes unnoticed. It then moves on to Talking with the Weather, which brings together works based on sight, touch and hearing to enhance sensory experience of the weather. In the final chapter, Remembering the Weather, visitors discover an epilogue in which five artists employ their personal methods of recording the weather, observing its feelings and forms in their own memories.
Weather awakens the sensibilities and memories of each audience, in a space filled with special stories of the weather, told by artists with multifaceted perspectives and in different spaces and times. The works in the exhibition invite us to recall internal memories and forgotten sensations of the weather, discovering the value in familiar everyday moments.
Mustafah Abdulaziz, Evgenia Arbugaeva, Olivia Bee, Mark Borthwick, Commonplace Studio, Chris Fraser, GABWORKS, Chosun Hong, Kanghee Kim, Eun Sun Lee, Yoshinori Mizutani, James Nizam, Jungsun Park, Martin Parr, raon records, Marina Richter, Dong Sik Roe, Jari Silomäki, Berndnaut Smilde, Maria Svarbova, Ulrich Vogl, Lukasz Waszak, Alex Webb & Rebecca Norris Webb