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The Tiger and Bear Museum Collection as part of The Third Nationality at Amado Art Space, Seoul

The Tiger and Bear Museum Collection is proud to announce our involvement in The Third Nationality at Amado Art Space Seoul.

Tiger and Bear’s contribution to the Third Nationality marks the end of a five year relationship between award winning artists Steven Slade and Boris Hans two artists from Peru who came to South Korea in 2008 and left in 2014. During their five year relationship they achieved a great deal of artistic feats, including performing live on stage with Korean rock stars Go Go Star, participating in over fifty performance art festivals, featuring in a music video for American super group Swingset Committee, creating the most innovative concept for a comic strip since The Dandy, writing a best selling autobiography, staring in the hit comedy Shoomie’s Got a Pencil, and winning a whole plethora of awards.

Partners of the Museum of Tiger and Bear Collection would like to eulogize this breathtaking partnership that stole the hearts of some.

“I grew up with Tiger and Bear a permanent feature of our house hold. Can’t believe they’re finished. Gutted.” – Park Min Min of Boy Group 2:99

“Tiger and Bear will always be in our hearts. They truly encompassed everything it means to be Korean.” – Bobby G of Bucks Fizz

“Know the great men of your age.” – Celebrity chef Baltasar Gracián

“The first time I saw a Postphallicism masterpiece I cried for days. So much beauty and so much sorrow.” – Big G Electro Manta Ray

“I was lucky enough to be in attendance at the first ever Tiger and Bear performance. I know everyone says that, but I was. And we all knew form that day forward that they were going to change the face of art.” – Mick Hucknall

“Yeah! woooowoowooowooo yeahhh uhhhh HAMJACXER.” –67 member K-pop group HAMJACXER

“They were really close friends of ours and we learned a lot from them. We wish them all the luck in the world.” Lion and Rabbit

Their presence in Korea will be sorely missed and it is with great pleasure that we share with you the work of these most celebrated genii.

If you would like to help support some real Tigers and Bears then why not visit our website at http://www.showatigerandbearartbytigerandbear.com Where we make special scratch resistant exhibitions so that real tigers and bears the world over can appreciate the work of tiger and bear in a safe and educational environment. Make a pledge today! Please!

The First Amado Exhibition Award Artist
권효진 Kwon Hyo Jin (북한/North Korean)
신광 Shin Gwang (조선족/Ethnic Korean)
유지환 Yoo Ji Whan (한국/KOREA)
윤현선 Yoon Hyun Sun (한국/KOREA)
Eric Scott Nelson (미국/USA)
James Topple (영국/UK)
Tiger and Bear (영국UK)
Curator: 김수정 (Su Kim)
Assistant Curator: 조성준(Sung-jun Cho), 전수진(Sujin Jun)

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There will be performances on the opening night including a surprise Tiger and Bear performance! Although it’s not really a surprise now is it.

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The Tiger and Bear 5 Year Anniversary Reunion and The Tiger Family Farewell Party, 2013

The award winning art duo Tiger and Bear celebrate their 5 year anniversary with a special reunion performance. Tiger and Bear first performed together on Nami Island in 2008, the arists took their project to numerous festivals around Korea, until personal differences forced them apart in 2010. Topple decided to explore the dark side of the tiger with its role in Korean folk tales, performing solo for two years under the guise of Tiger, while Riddle enjoyed brief musical success in Germany with his top selling single ‘In Meinem Teich.’
Now in 2013 the duo has decided to put their differences aside and return as Tiger and Bear for one last fling in the land of morning calm. And to promote their new autobiography “We’re Only Animals.”
Originally intended as part of the KEAF 2013 program, the performance was canceled after Bear’s appendix exploded and he was admitted into hospital.
This impromptu performance took place several months later announced in the streets of Apgujeong Seoul where it also coincided with The Tiger Family farewell party.

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The Museum of Tiger and Bear Travels to London

A selection from The Museum of Tiger and Bear collection shall be traveling to London this week to be exhibited as part of The Camberwell Arts Festival running from the 16th-24th June. Quite fittingly at two pubs called:

The Tiger and The Bear 

 

Seriously, I’m not making this up!

They’ll also be some Tiger and Bear videos being played at half time during the footie. So come get massively drunk and piss yourself whilst experiencing Korea’s most innovative art project!

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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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Dancing with Nietzsche Act 3

See it here: Act 3

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Dancing with Nietzsche Act 1 and 2

 

Dancing with Nietzsche
Anonymous Gonzo journalism of a 2009 Tiger and Bear performance written in 10 acts or installments, published on thethreewisemonkeys.com
with illustrations by James Wilson


www.jameswilsonillustration.com

 

 

 

 

Act 1

 

Act 2

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Tiger and Bear 호랑이와 곰 spotted in subway salesmen scandal

We received this footage captured by a passenger on the line 1 subway train in Seoul. It shows Tiger and Bear trying to sell cheap kids hand warmers with cartoon illustrations of Pikachu and Hello Kitty for 300,000 krw, with the added novelty of stuffing them down your trousers to keep your ‘gochu’ warm. If you spot them, please DO NOT BUY the hand warmers and DO NOT SUPPLY THEM WITH ANY MONEY OR ALCOHOL. Instead report them to Tiger and Bear INC. In the event of their capture you will be liable for a monetary reward.

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Tiger and Bear 호랑이와 곰 ‘Action Calligraphy’

In Celebration of Hangul day Tiger and Bear perform ‘Action Calligraphy’ in collaboration with Dann Gaymer. Seoul International Performance Festival, 2010, Nowon-gu, Seoul

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Tiger and Bear 호랑이와 곰 (Tiger and Ungnyeo) KEAF 2010

Tiger and Bear performed at the Korea Experimental Art Festival 2010 (KEAF) in Hongdae, Seoul 31/07/2010
Bear finally transforms into a beautiful woman/gets to live his secret trannie fantasy.

Part 1:

Part 2

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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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