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The Tiger and Bear Museum at Yogiga Gallery

The Tiger and Bear Museum 호랑이와 박물관

 

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11th – 18th September

9월11일-18일

Yogiga Gallery,

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Award winning South Korea based Irish artists Garry McCarthy and Nigel MacCormack AKA Tiger and Bear, present their multi-disciplinary art project in a retrospective exhibition titled The Tiger and Bear Museum. Follow the story of the eccentric performance art duo and see how they shot into the expatriate media lime light, gave a voice to a multitude of collaborators with Tiger and Bear Comics and how the pressure of fame and ‘creative differences’ eventually led to their recent split. With video documentation of performances, press clippings, artist memorabilia and lot’s lot’s more, come and delve into a fantastic world of myth, magic and playful nobishness, in an experience that will leave you entertained, educated and out of breath!

With performances happening on the 11th and the 17th

Opening on the 11th With Tiger and Bear’s new performance Tiger and Bear’s Cave to Humanness. With bands Jambinai 잠비나이, Swimming Doll 스위돌 and Lobos로보스.

 

한국에서 거주하며 예술작업을 하는  화려한 수상경력의 Irish 아티스트 Garry McCarthy 과 Nigel MacCormack ( AKA 호랑이와 곰 )이 ‘호랑이와 곰 박물관’ 이라는 전시 타이틀로 다양한 아트  프로젝트들을 선보이며 회고전을  갖다.   이 괴짜 퍼포먼스 아티스트 듀오가 한국내 외국 미디어의 주목을 받게 된 과정 ,   호랑이와 곰 만화 시리즈가 협업으로 이루어지게 된 뒷 이야기, 유명세와 ‘창작에 대한 견해 차’로 결국은 결별에  이르게 된 사연들을 들어볼 수 있다.  퍼포먼스들을 담은 비디오  자료,  관련 기사 스크랩,  아티스트의 기념적 오브제들 등 보고, 즐길 꺼리가 풍성하다.  신화와 마법, 그리고 장난기어린 노비쉬니스의  환상적 세계를 흠뻑 맛보기! 이 한 번의 여정으로  관객들은  보고 듣는 재미를 만끽하는 동시에 새로운 것들을 배우는 숨막히는 경험을 하게 될 것이다.

11일과 17일에는 퍼포먼스 공연이 준비돼 있다.

오프닝 11일 ; 호랑이와 곰의  새로운 퍼포먼스 ‘Tiger and Bear’s Cave to Humanness’, 밴드 잠비나이, 스위밍 돌, 로보스 공연

 

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주소 : 서울특별시 마포구 합정동 412-1번지 세원2빌딩 지하 Google map
전화 : 02-3141-2603(공연중에는 못받을 수 있습니다)

 

 

 

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Swingset Committee Official Music Video starring Tiger and Bear

Check out NYC electro Indie rockers Swingset Committee’s brand new  music video for the hit song ‘Easy Way’ by Suji Kwon starring yours truly Tiger and Bear.

We had a lot of fun making this, back in the day when Bear was still a Bear and Tiger didn’t have a massive beer gut and a phallic obsession.

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Tiger and Bear Comics 호랑이와 곰: 'Miracle of the Han River'

‘Miracle of the Han RIver’ written by James Rhee, illustrated by Pat V, first published on 01/01/2010 in Daegu Pockets

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Tiger and Bear Comics 호랑이와 곰: 'Bear's Christmas Fitness Video'

‘Bear’s Christmas Fitness Video’ written by James Topple, illustrated by Betty Park, first published on 30/12/2003 in the Korea Herald

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Tiger and Bear Comics 호랑이와 곰: 'Prof Kim'

‘Prof Kim’ written by Ken Durose, Illustrated by Elly, First published on 27/10/2009 on seoulstyle.com

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Tiger and Bear Comics 호랑이와 곰: 'BBQ'

‘BBQ’ written by Kim Jin Hee, illustrated by Joshua Kahan, First Published 01/05/2010 in Daegu Pockets

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Tiger and Bear Comics 호랑이와 곰: 'McDonalds'

‘Mcdonalds’ written by Clayton Foster, illustrated by Lino Divas, First Published 01/03/2010 in Daegu Pockets

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Tiger and Bear Comics 호랑이와 곰: 'Tiger and Bear do Nothing'

‘Tiger and Bear Do Nothing’ written By Kimbap Choi, illustrated by Marc Schmidt, First published 30/10/2009 on theoneonefour.com

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Tiger and Bear Comics 호랑이와 곰: 'Heating up'

‘Heating up’ written By Dustin Griffin, illustrated by Luke Martin, First published 1/11/2009 in Daegu Pockets

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Tiger and Bear Comics 호랑이와 곰: 'Rock scissor shitneedle'


‘Rock Scissor Shit Needle’, Written by Das SCHIMMEL, illustrated by Chad Billiris, first published in Daegu Pockets 1/12/2009

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Tiger and Bear 호랑이와 곰: 마늘쑥

Tiger and Bear distributed two runs of artist edition artworks of 마늘쑥 in two performances. The first batch a run of 100 with a red coloured rubber stamp print were distributed on Nami Island during INDIFEST 2009. The second batch of 150 with a blue coloured rubber stamp print were distributed in the Dong-sung-ro festival 2009, Daegu. Each artwork consisted of a small pot containing a clove of garlic, a clipping of mugwort and the Nakwon rubber stamp print with Hangol characters reading 곰호랑이 (bear tiger).

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To listen to the sound piece that accompanied these performances press play on the media player below.
http://www.archive.org/flow/flowplayer.commercial-3.0.5.swf

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Tiger and Bear 호랑이와 곰 Dong-sung-ro festival (마늘쑥#2)

As a follow up to the Nami Island performance we unofficially took part in the Dong-sung-ro festival, Daegu. A larger edition of 200 마늘쑥 were made to distribute to the public
It is worth adding that prior the performance we started the day off by visiting a restaurant in the afternoon and consumed a number of soju bottles.
Trying to blend into the festival crowd we walked up and down Dong-sung-ro carrying our portable amplifier occasionally stopping to hand out some of our artists editions 마늘쑥. We also took to the subway to make a toilet break and was quite aggressively told to turn off our sound piece by a perturbed security guard. We then made our way to the portrait photographers shop, which now has our portrait displayed in their window, to hand the bewildered photographer a personal “mould museum”.
At one point we managed to gate crash the large street stadium to just pause for photos, consume some small free bottles of soju that we acquired from a street promotion earlier, and smoke some cigarettes, little did we know at the time that smoking is outlawed along Dong-sung-ro. We spent some time sitting amongst the crowd watching a rather rapid and obscure rendition of some kind of talent contest and was abruptly told by a Korean military officer to turn off our sound recording.
later in the day we were absolutely mobbed by members of the public for our 마늘쑥 as they yanked at my satchel and snatched the pots out of our hands, only to look at them with a confused disinterest and attempt to hand them back, and in some cases retrieve our remaining bottles of soju.
What made this performance stand out quite considerably from the Nami Island predecessor is that the Namisun visitors were probably expecting bizarre, eccentric street performances, in the commercial nature of the high street-esque Dong-sung-ro festival, the public were mainly expecting promotional freebies and conventional entertainment.
To round off the day we stopped dead in our tracks and were eventually turned into a photo opportunity for a number of festival visitors, whether genuinly interested or perhaps just to follow suit in the Asian photographic reminiscence demographic, many took their experience home to put pride of place on their mantle piece or promptly electronically bin or forget about.

We decided prior to the performance to not personally document this performance, any photographs featured have been acquired from festival visitors. If you have a picture of Tiger and Bear at Dong-sung-ro festival please don’t hesitate to send them to us, especially any of us on stage.

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Tiger and Bear 호랑이와 곰 go to Nami Island (마늘쑥)

The first Tiger and Bear performance took part from the 28th-29th February 2009 on Nami Island as an unofficial inclusion to INDIFEST-BE-NAMI-BE-FREE. A limited edition of 100 art works were distributed to visitors of the island during the performance. These consisted of small transparent pots each containing an individual clove of garlic, a clipping of mugwort, and a piece of paper with a red ink rubber stamp Nakwon brandishing the Hangol words “곰호랑이” (bear Tiger). Colin (Bear) once described them as “mould museums” which has kind of stuck.
The performance was accompanied by a loud, highly distorted and slightly aggressive sounding sound piece which repeated the phrase “manool sook!’ “마늘쑥” through a portable amplifier, reminiscent of the fruit and veg vans we had encountered upon first arriving in Korea.
Nami Island is a very small island located in Bangha-ri, Namsan-myeon, Chuncheon-si. It takes roughly 10 minutes to walk the whole stretch of the island. There are no roads or cars, however visitors can use various readily available modes of transport to explore the island. Whizzing around on electric scooters or laboriously trudging along on a tandem, we set about attempting to blend in with the crowd and enjoy the ‘visual theme park’ photo opportunity aesthetic experience whilst sharing our commemorative gifts.
By the end of the performance we had fallen in love with the Island and was very sad to leave. We were given official Namisun citizenship in the form of Nami Island passports, and found ourselves taking home two remaining editioned artworks which happen to be labeled #4 and #44, the number 4 is regarded as an unlucky number in Korea.

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Where it all began. Tiger and Bear 호랑이와 곰 performative portraiture.

The first part of the Tiger and Bear project consisted of performative photographs. Performative in the sense that performances were staged primarily for the sake of the documentation, that being photographic finished products. These were executed by approaching random members of the public, exclusively Korean, and asking them to photograph us. It is worth noting that due to the language barrier this was done entirely through body language. We would then don the Tiger and Bear heads and perform a predetermined action, usually specific to the situation or location. This sometimes proved difficult due to the photographer’s persistent gestures for us to smile at the camera. This project had one exception to the method, that being the professional portrait (see above), where we entered the shop wearing the heads and acted in character throughout the whole ordeal. This image was highly manipulated by the photographer through the use of photographic enhancement software, where blemishes were airbrushed and eyes enlarged, so were the heads made more symmetrical and smoother.

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