Public Program

Artist Talk: Still Acts—Chung Seoyoung in Conversation with Hyunjin Kim

2016. 11. 5.

Art Hall B1 Art Sonje Center

Artist Talk: Still Acts—Chung Seoyoung in Conversation with Hyunjin Kim

* Performance for Chung Seoyoung’s I don’t know about the ear will be held at 1:00-3:00 and 3:30-6:00 on Nov. 5. (Performer: Hahm Geum yeob)

Art Sonje Center presents three artist talks in the framework of Connect 1: Still Acts to be held on November 5, 9 and 12, 2016. The series of talks will take the form of conversations: the participating artists Seoyoung Chung, Sora Kim, and Lee Bul will be paired with Hyunjin Kim, Haeju Kim and Hiroki Azuma, who contributed to the exhibition catalog with their essays on each artist respectively. On November 5, 2 PM, Seoyoung Chung in Conversation with Hyunjin Kim will be held, throwing light on Chung’s practice since Lookout, the artist’s solo exhibition held at Art Sonje in 2000, to more recent projects. Seewon Hyun will join as interpellator. Additionally, Chung’s performance I don’t know about the ear, will be presented on November 5, 1:00-3:00 and 3:30-6:00 PM. The talk program will offer a chance to read in deep the artists’ works that engaged with our contemporary conditions of life since their earlier practices. Furthermore, it will provide discussions for a closer understanding of Connect 1: Still Acts’ thematic range as an exhibition that attempts to reinterpret the collection of the institution by re-generating past discourses on the current ground.

About the Artist
Chung Seoyoung (born 1964, Korea) received her BFA and MFA in sculpture from the Seoul National University School of Art and furthered her studies at the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Stuttgart, Germany. She has been the recipient of grants from the Baden-Württemberg Art Foundation in Germany and was awarded the Kim Se-jung Young Artist Prize in 2003. Shortly thereafter, she had a solo exhibition at the Portikus, Frankfurt, Leave the Campfire There (2005). Her major solo exhibitions in Seoul include Chung Seoyoung at the Audio Visual Pavilion (2016); The Speed of the Large, the Small and the Wide at the Ilmin Museum of Art (2013); Apple vs. Banana at the Hyundai Cultural Center (2011); The Adventure of Mr. Kim and Mr. Lee at the LIG Art Hall (2010); Monster Map 15 min at the Gallery Plant (2009); On top of the table, please use ordinary nails with small head. Do not use screws at the Atelier Hermes (2007). She has also participated in numerous group exhibitions, including Two Hours at the Tina Kim Gallery (2016); Playtime: The Waiting Room of Episteme at the Culture Station Seoul 284 (2012);  the Deoksu Palace Project at the Deoksu Palace Art Museum (2012); the 7th Gwangju Biennale (2008); the 50th Venice Biennale (Korean Pavilion, 2003); and the 4th Gwangju Biennale (2002).

Hyunjin Kim
Hyunjin Kim is a curator, writer and researcher, based in Seoul. She was a co-curator of 7th Gwangju Biennale, Annual Report (2008), and recently worked as Director for Arko Art Center, Seoul (2014-2015). Since 2001, Kim has worked for institutions including Ilmin Museum of Art (2013), Vanabbemuseum, Eindhoven (2005-2006), Art Sonje Center, Seoul (2001-2003) and Ssamzie Space, Seoul (2000). She curated a number of exhibitions and projects such as Two Hours, Tina Kim Gallery (New York, 2016); Nina Canell_Satin Ion, Hwayeon Nam_Time-Mechanics, and Tradition (Un)Realized, Arko Art Center (Seoul, 2014-2015); Chung Seoyoung_The Speed of the Large, the Small, and the Wide (2013), The Brilliant Collaborator, Ilmin Museum of Art (Seoul, 2013); Play Time: The Waiting Room of Episteme, Culture Station Seoul 284 (Seoul, 2012); Perspective Strikes Back, Doosan Gallery (Seoul, 2009); L’appartement22 (Rabat, 2010); Movement, Contingency and Community, Jewyo Rhii_Ten Years, Please, Gallery27 (Uiwang, 2007); Haegue Yang_Sadong 30 (Inchon, 2006); Plug-In#3-Undeclared Crowd, Vanabbemuseum (Eindhoven, 2006) and so on. Her catalogues and edited publications include: Satin Ion-Nina Canell, BomDia (2015); The Speed of the Large, the Small, and the Wide– Seoyoung Chung, Hyunsil Books (Seoul, 2012); Inter-views, BigakuShuppan (Tokyo, 2011); The Other There-Gao Shiqiang, Timezone8 (Beijing, 2009); Jewyo Rhii, Samuso (Seoul, 2008); Sadong 30, Wien Verlag (Berlin, 2007); Dolores Zinny and Juan Maidagan, Sala Rekalde (Bilbao, 2007). Kim is currently an advisory member of Haus der Kunst der Welt, Berlin and Asia Art Archive, Hong Kong.

Seewon Hyun
Seewon Hyun writes about the art and images. She priorly studied Korean Literature and art theory. Afterward, she received MA from Korea National University of Arts with a thesis about Korean contemporary art. She has opened an art space, Audio Visual Pavilion ( in Seoul, since November 2013 with Inyong An. Hyun has published diverse articles since then, including her book Design: Opposite Poles (Haggojae, 2010), and Your Signal (Hyunsil Culture Studies, 2014).

2016. 11. 5.
Art Hall B1 Art Sonje Center
Chung Seoyoung, Hyunjin Kim, Seewon Hyun(interpellator)
Organized by
Art Sonje Center
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