(Youmi Kang, Jeong Eun Kim, Sue Kim, Jongeun Lim)
Launched in 2013 by KAMS, the Korea Arts Management Service, PROJECT ViA is designed to support the Korean contemporary arts community by providing useful channels for visual arts professionals to develop their global networks. Four curators, Youmi Kang, Sue Kim, Jeong Eun Kim, and Jongeun Lim were selected for its two-year curatorial program to conduct research on the East Asia and organize an exhibition as a group. The mission of the program is to promote Korean arts abroad and strengthen each curator’s experience internationally. Romantic City: Through the Practice of Aesthetic Criticism Today is an outcome derived from the research conducted by the team and is a space reconstructing and reflecting on lives and passions of people residing in the city through the concept of romanticism and the artistic movement celebrating individual’s ideas and emotions. Romantic City will be held in Beijing, China and Jakarta, Indonesia.