Piknic exhibit ‘Entrepreneurship’ asks what it takes to be a frontrunner

Piknic exhibit ‘Entrepreneurship’ asks what it takes to be a frontrunner


″Fragments″ (2016) by Random International (PIKNIC)

″Fragments″ (2016) by Random Worldwide (PIKNIC)

Ernest Shackleton (1874-1922) was an Anglo-Irish explorer who led expeditions throughout Antarctica within the early twentieth century that failed. Besides, they’re referred to as the “biggest failures on the planet.”

His ship and crew encountered numerous obstacles through the monthslong journeys, together with having to desert the ship and deal with shortages of meals and shelter. Nonetheless, Shackleton did his finest to take care of his fellow crewmates, protecting each member alive, and this later established him as a logo of perseverance and excellent management.

A photo taken during Ernest Shackleton's expeditions across the Antarctic in the early 20th century that ended in failure. (SHIN MIN-HEE)

A photograph taken throughout Ernest Shackleton’s expeditions throughout the Antarctic within the early twentieth century that led to failure. (SHIN MIN-HEE)

This ordeal is mirrored in images on the “Entrepreneurship” exhibition at Piknic, a well-liked exhibition middle in Jung District, central Seoul. The present dives into the attitudes and necessities that represent a profitable chief not solely as a enterprise member but additionally of their private lives. They’re explored by means of the tales of well-known companies or figures, together with McDonald’s, Starbucks, Hyundai and the aforementioned Shackleton.

Regardless of its traditionally dramatic introduction, the exhibition is lighthearted and crammed with hands-on actions to entertain guests.

One instance is an oracle-themed character check wherein anybody can take part after scanning a QR code. “Optical Me, Potential Me” by inventive group Rebel9 places check takers into considered one of 20 classes after a brief quiz, together with “hero,” “firefly,” “wizard,” “dancer” and “cutie.” Guests can thus have their strengths and abilities analyzed on the spot.

“Optical Me, Potential Me″ by Rebel9 (PIKNIC)

“Optical Me, Potential Me″ by Rebel9 (PIKNIC)

“Three Socrates” by Min Guhong Manufacturing consists of three laptop displays and keyboards. Utilizing ChatGPT, the work assessments if exhibitgoers can strategy the essence of a problem by means of ping-ponging questions. When any individual varieties in a query, ChatGPT replies with one other query, a course of impressed by the Socratic methodology.

Some take a much less philosophical strategy and require bodily cooperation, like in “Strolling the Path Collectively,” a recreation that depends on teamwork to place a ball right into a picket gap.

Though “Entrepreneurship” highlights accomplishments, the exhibit additionally acknowledges the necessity to undertake a extra tolerant and accepting perspective towards errors and failures. Erik Kessels, a Dutch artist and curator, is thought to have turned the narrative of failure round by producing ads that deliberately use faulty pictures. On view is a group of such images titled “Failed It!” (2016).

“Walking the Path Together″ by smallstudiosemi (PIKNIC)

“Strolling the Path Collectively″ by smallstudiosemi (PIKNIC)

After discovering the tales behind the expansion of a number of companies, guests can ponder what they realized within the rooftop lounge of Piknic or head over to its annex, crammed with books really useful by meals supply app Baemin’s founder Kim Bong-jin.

“Entrepreneurship” continues till Feb. 18 subsequent 12 months. Piknic is open day-after-day besides Mondays from 10 a.m. to six p.m. Tickets are 12,000 gained ($9) for adults.

BY SHIN MIN-HEE (shin.minhee@joongang.co.kr)

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