BTS is collaborating with 22 artists in five cities for Connect, BTS, a series of exhibitions around the globe running from January through March.
The latest chapter of the project premiered Tuesday at Dongdaemun Design Plaza in downtown Seoul with immersive installations by Brussels-based artist Ann Veronica Janssens and a video projection work based on BTS’ choreography by London-based Korean artist Yiyun Kang.
The opening was the fourth in the series, following shows in London, Berlin and Buenos Aires.
The final exhibition is scheduled to premiere in New York on February 5th featuring sculptor Antony Gormley at Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 3. The exhibitions are tied together by themes of diversity and acceptance that are prevalent in the band’s music.
According to the “Connect, BTS” website, the project has been developed by international curators who “resonated with BTS’ philosophy” – and a statement suggests the project is about connecting people in a world where people often feel isolated and “alone with their devices.”