Over the Rainbow
Mushroom Arts is pleased to present Over the Rainbow, a group exhibition of 16 NYC based emergingartists and the rst program of the Next I(s) Art Project at Yoo Art Space in Seoul, Korea.
Mushroom Arts is a non-prot art organization based in New York City dedicated to nurturing emerging artistic talentand to fostering experimentation and collaboration among artists.
Since its establishment in 2003, Mushroom Arts has been at the forefront of discovering multinational emerging artists in the New York metro area, and has introduced them through over thirty art exhibitions and multi-arts events. Its creative programs have crossed boundaries between dierent cultures and brought a diverse range of fresh new ideas to the mainstream art world.
In conjunction with Yoo Art Space’s program for emerging artists, Mushroom Arts has organized thisexhibition to enhance cultural exchange between these two international art capitals and to stimulatethe Korean contemporary art world with a selection of challenging and provocative new works.
The exhibition includes 60 recent works from sixteen emerging artists of diverse nationalities, including the USA, Korea, Mexico, Canada, Japan and China. In these works, the artists reveal their engagement with the challenges of contemporary life and express their inner selves through visual languages that offer contemporary reections on the regional character of New York City. The exhibition encompasses works in various genres and media, including painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, installation and high-tech interactive art. Many of the artists blur the lines between existing art genres and media and experiment with the possibilities of new art forms. The works in this exhibition oer contemplations of personal identity, reveal snapshots of everyday life, and express a broad range of social, political, economic and cultural issues.
The “rainbow” in the exhibition title suggests the promise and possibilities of the multicultural society that is New York City. It conjures up visions of an “American Dream” that lies somewhere beyond that multi-colored arc, an illusory reality of lofty dreams, bitter promises, and dashed hopes: the collective dreams of New York City, the United States, and the world.