Among the first to use the internet as a platform for artistic experimentation, YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES consists of Young-Hae Chang from Korea and Marc Voge from the United States. Their work explores the dynamics of media, technology, and power in our connected world, and takes the form of deceptively simple computer animations using bold texts synchronised with music. Products of the ‘heavy industries’ of conceptual art, their digital animations explore the weighty themes of corporate power, political censorship, and economic globalisation, from the position of South Korea. Their art, created and shown in over twenty-six languages, has been presented at Tate, London; the Centre Pompidou, Paris; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; and the New Museum, New York. www.yhchang.com
Tobias Berger is Head of Arts at Tai Kwun, the new art and heritage revitalisation project at the former Central Police Station compound. After graduating in art history and economics from the Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany, and completing De Appel Curatorial Programme in Amsterdam, Berger worked as a Curator at Fridericianum in Kassel, Germany, until the end of 2001. In 2002, he was the Artistic Director of the 8th Baltic Triennial of International Art in Vilnius, Lithuania. Between 2003 and 2005, he was the Director of Artspace NZ in Auckland, New Zealand. From 2005 to 2008, he was the Executive Director of Para Site in Hong Kong. From 2008 to 2010, he served as the Chief Curator at the Nam June Paik Art Center in Seoul, and from 2010 to 2015 he was Curator of Visual Arts at M+.
Ulanda Blair is Curator of Moving Image at M+, where she leads the development of the moving image collection and dedicated moving image spaces, while also planning interim and future exhibitions, screening programmes, and symposia. Prior to joining M+ in 2016, Blair was Curator at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) in Melbourne, where she organised new commissions and solo exhibitions by contemporary artists Yang Fudong, Julian Rosefeldt, Ian Burns, and Warwick Thornton, among others. She was also co-curator of the ART+FILM screenings and talks series, co-curator of the international touring exhibition DreamWorks Animation: The Exhibition, coordinating curator of the Victoria and Albert Museum’s Hollywood Costume, and coordinating curator of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art’s William Kentridge: Five Themes. She has worked for both the Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale and the Setouchi Triennale in Japan, and has long been involved in independent arts publishing, writing, and editing.