The Floorplan is an art book publishing house and offers an online platform for those whose practices are based in contemporary art to stand in solidarity with diverse voices. Originally used in architecture and building engineering to mean the layout of a structure from above, the term ‘floorplan’ generally means a map or guide of an exhibition indicating the artworks on display when used in an artistic context. The Floorplan aims to function as a guide to present diversity in contemporary art and to map out a new way to institutionalize contemporary art. By naming itself after a term used to signify physical and tangible space, it reconsiders the meaning of space in contemporary art and seeks possibilities of solidarity beyond the parameters of time and space in the ways in which it plays with the concept of platform, and ultimately attempts to investigate the ways to vary established artistic practices. Furthermore, the Floorplan approaches contemporary art as global content which is not restricted by its origin while also considering the significance of locality. All the content on the website will be written in both English and Korean.
As the Floorplan aims to offer a platform for those whose practices are based in contemporary art to stand in solidarity with diverse voices, and to seek possibilities of solidarity beyond the parameters of time and space, we would like to collaborate with various practitioners in the world.
- Hyunjoo Byeon is a curator, writer, translator, and art book publisher.
- Boyoung Chang is a photo-historian whose research interests include modern Korean photography in the Cold War era and interactions of contemporary photographic and artistic practices among East Asian countries. With her dissertation, “Reconstructing the Nation: Contemporary Korean Photography since the 1990s,” she has obtained a Ph.D in Art History Department at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, and is currently working as a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Department of Art History at the University of Chicago.
- Youngju Lee is a freelance editor who has been working on various publications including books and magazines.
- Berlin based graphic designer Dokho Shin has been working on various publications as well as press materials for exhibitions and their graphics.