RM, the chief of Korean pop group BTS and an avid artwork collector and patron, launched a 12-minute live performance movie Thursday taped at Dia Beacon, a up to date artwork museum in upstate New York.
The efficiency, which incorporates renditions of lead single “Wild Flower,” “Change Pt. 2,” and “Still Life,” coincides with the discharge of his solo album, Indigo, on December 2 and showcases quite a few works on the museum.
“I thought [“Still Life”]might resonate with the paintings completely as a result of it’s a complete form of transformation,” the singer, rapper, and songwriter mentioned in an interview with the museum revealed Friday. RM added that Dia Beacon had reworked the previous field manufacturing unit right into a “magical”, “charming” and “fascinating” place.
“The way the light touches the surface of the artworks, it’s just visually amazing.”
RM, whose actual identify is Kim Namjoon, visited Dia Beacon final December and posted photographs of the museum’s displays to his now 40 million Instagram followers.
The works showcased in RM’s efficiency embody Robert Irwin’s panorama structure on the property, John Chamberlain’s crushed metallic sculptures, Richard Serra’s Torqued Ellipses, and Dan Flavin’s 1973 gentle sculpture untitled (to you, Heiner, with admiration and affection).
In the interview with Dia Beacon, RM additional defined why he selected every work, beginning together with his admiration for Richard Serra’s sculptures in museums like Glenstone and LACMA.
“I absolutely wanted to do a live performance along his artworks in Dia Beacon because his artworks are kind of like a symbol of here of this place,” RM mentioned.
For his selection of John Chamberlain, RM mentioned he was fascinated by “the idea of how tough steel or cars could be transformed into an actual sculpture. I found it very refreshing.” RM moreover referred to as Dan Flavin’s use of florescent lights fascinating and mentioned “his works have the power to transform, his lamps have a greater presence in this LED world that we live in today.”
RM has been acknowledged as an arts advocate for his a lot pubilicized visits to dozens of museums and galleries, amid a busy schedule of live performance performances and publicity occasions. RM’s enthusiastic posts about visits to locations just like the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and The Getty Museum, has elevated their on-line engagement on social media and sent BTS fans to see those institutions, wanting to see the identical works he posted on Instagram.
RM has additionally been personally learning, accumulating, and loaning artwork, like a $1.2 million sculpture by American multidisciplinary artist Roni Horn titled Untitled (But the boomerang that returns will not be the identical one I threw), 2013–17, works by Korean artists Yun Hyong-keun and Lee Bae, in addition to a sculpture by the American Minimalist Joel Shapiro. Earlier this 12 months, RM lent a sculpture by artist Kwon Jin Kyu to the Seoul Museum of Art.
RM’s affect on the artwork world even made an out-of-print e-book on Korean artists a bestseller, after he was photographed studying it in the summertime of 2021. He was additionally recently recognized by a South Korean company for his quite a few monetary contributions to arts establishments serving to protect the nations artifacts abroad.
In a previous interview with ARTnews, RM defined that he chooses the museums and galleries he visits exterior of South Korea based mostly on displays that includes favourite artists, curiosity, and the areas themselves. In South Korea, RM goes to locations that options trendy and modern Korean artists.
“Visual art has helped me develop unique textures of sound and added depth to my music. The habit of thinking in different senses and dimensions had also inspired me a lot,” he mentioned.
See the movie beneath: