Open Codes. Networked Commons
Kim Yoonseo, Lívia Nolasco-Rózsás, Oh Youngjin
Nov 30, 2021
Since its initiation by ZKM Karlsruhe based on Peter Weibel’s thought that the world is composed of and run by the digital code of 1’s and 0’s, the Open Codes exhibition has introduced different perspectives in diverse cities around the world with local artists, creating new sub-themes while maintaining its main theme and message. This exhibition has evolved by playing with variations on the theme within a flexible structure that allowed a different set of curators and artists each time. The version Networked Commons at NJP Art Center aims to investigate the existential methodology of the museum as commons, inspired by the openness of code. What the exhibition particularly aimed to investigate was the common museum created by common activities. The exhibit intended to detect “a rhythmic tuning made by moving together or required to move together,” or with the attributes that museums should or could be equipped.