Music Exhibition : 8 hours (2013)

Seungmin Cha Music exhibition

No.9 – These are the Things that I Threw Away but Couldn’t Bear to Do So

          part 1 : Broken heart

          part 2 : Mourning and Separation

documented by Seyun Oh

“Can music be an exhibition?” In other words, can music be exhibited like a painting or any visual art work that you see in this museum? The visual artist gathers his or her concept, identity, theme, spirit and puts them all into the artwork so that it retains and radiates the artist’s energy. Then it is exhibited in a museum where you can observe it from all angles for as long or short a time as you like. However, music usually can not be exhibited in this way, and these days, even a performance only lasts an hour or two before the audience expects the ending.

But what would happen if a composer writes pieces continuously and musicians play them immediately without pause? And what would happen if this process is shown to the audience from 10am to 6pm while the museum is open, just like the other works of art you see around you?

Composer and Daegeum performer Seungmin Cha experiments with this possibility–a music exhibition under title of ‘No.9 – These are the Things that I Threw Away but Couldn’t Bear to Do So’ inspired by Conceptual Artist Hyesoo Park’s project ‘Broken Heart’.


No.9 – These are the Things that I Threw Away but Couldn’t Bear to Do So

            part 1 : Broken heart

               Oct.26th 10am-6pm @ Museum of Art, Seoul National Univ.

No.9 – These are the Things that I Threw Away but Couldn’t Bear to Do So

           part 2 : Mourning and Separation

              Nov.23rd 10am-6pm @ Museum of Art, Seoul National Univ.