Seeun Kim, Park Minhee, Jihyun Jung: ONE-A-DAY
November 22, 2018 – January 20, 2019
Art Sonje Center 2F
Seeun Kim, Park Minhee, Jihyun Jung: ONE-A-DAY
Art Sonje Center will be presenting the group exhibition ONE-A-DAY from November 22, 2018, to January 20, 2019. This exhibition brings together new works by three Korean artists working in different media: Seeun Kim, Park Minhee, and Jihyun Jung. For this exhibition, the artists shared their working process during the preparation period and discussed what kind of landscapes and clashes are created when works from very different media are placed close together.
The exhibition is entitled as ONE-A-DAY, influenced by the format of a performance – an event that a viewer can only witness one time. Since visitors to a performance can only view it within a set period of time, they focus their attention on what the performers have to say. With this exhibition, the viewer’s experience within the gallery was clearly posited from the planning stages. The stories spoken by the exhibition – and the sensible produced accordingly – operates at the moment the viewer comes face-to-face with the works.
The three artists – Seeun Kim creating structures of scenes within the canvas through two-dimensional painting work, Park Minhee singing traditional vocal music and presenting her sounds’ structure and aesthetics within a given space and time, and Jihyun Jung making sculptures out of abandoned industrial resources to investigate new structures of materials – developed the exhibition with a conscious mind toward the conflictions occurred between the space/time and media confronted by the viewer as different works are placed opposite each other.
While the exhibition opens between noon and 7 p.m., it takes the form of six 70-minute viewings a day. The 70-minute exhibition is based on the length of Park Minhee’s work No Longer Gagok: A Suite, the sound structure of which is also used to determine the overall flow of the exhibition. Based on this structure, a total of five performances are to take place on Dec. 8, Dec. 15, Dec. 22, Jan. 12, and Jan. 16. This structure is evolved in a different form each time, and these evolved structures undergo additional rotation.
Seeun Kim (b.1989)
Seeun Kim looks to her external environment to rediscover images that have become inscribed on her eye over long periods of time. The moment the image is rediscovered comes when she directly confronts the scraps of place left over from the creation of the basic structures of the city. The starting point for her canvases comes from the nouns, adjectives, and verbs that come to mind in those moments, the partitioning of the plane, the shapes, and the lines that cut across the larger canvas. Alternately narrowing and widening the distance between gaze and object, she seeks elusive scenes through her painting, going back and forth between abstract forms and clear external information. Her solo exhibitions include Potholing (Marlborough Fine Art, London, 2018) and Sidewalk Forest (Sophie’s Tree, New York, 2015). Kim received a master’s degree in painting from the Royal College of Art.
Park Minhee (b.1983)
Park Minhee is a creater/performer who experiments performing art mediums. She studied Korean traditional music for more than 20 years and has been questioning the ingrained attitude of ‘doing traditional music’ and fulfilling the traditional way of thinking in music in Korean society where the western perception is already dominated and generalized. She explores the social meaning of Korean traditional music and cultural/artistic de-colonization through performances using space and body; and share her questions with audiences. She has a solo album Love, Lie (2011, Akdang Iban), and her major works include No Longer Gagok: Four Nights, No Longer Gagok: Room 5↻, Summer House, and etc.
Jihyun Jung (b.1986)
Discarded materials and industrial waste found around the city become Jihyun Jung’s sources of inspiration. From the physical reality of the urban environment, Jung learns the function and movement of sculpture. The debris of unidentifiable objects are collected, disassemble and reassembled. During the process when the integrity of the original objects are completely lost, Jung explores the possibility of liberation, questioning if the sculpture could be freed from the set orders of the original materials. He had his exhibitions and performances, Dawn Breaks at several places including The Showroom, London (2017), Art Sonje Center (2017), Gwangju Biennale (2016), Queens Museum, New York (2015). He had his solo exhibitions including gomjumsum (Doosan Gallery, 2016).
Park Minhee, No Longer Gagok: A Suite
15:30-16:40pm at every 5 sessions.
December 8, Sat: Park Minhee
December 15, Sat: Park Minhee, Lee Jeun
December 22, Sat: Park Minhee, Cho Subin, Choi Yeowan
January 12, Sat: Park Minhee, Lee Jeun, Cho Subin, Choi Yeowan
January 16, Wed: Park Minhee
2018.11.21 (Wed), 6pm