≡ ‘Futuristic Archeology’ or how the nomadic unit confronts the despotic machine ≡

© Daesung Lee, from the series Futuristic Archeology, 2013-14. © Daesung Lee, from the series Futuristic Archeology, 2013-14. “Desertification in Mongolia- Nomadic life has been central to traditional Mongolian culture throughout history. Even with changes brought about by urbanisation in … Continue reading ≡ ‘Futuristic Archeology’ or how the nomadic unit confronts the despotic machine ≡

┐ Seo-Yeoung Won └

© Seo-Yeoung Won, Chair, from the series Compressed Reality, 2010 © © Seo-Yeoung Won, Wheel, from the series Compressed Reality, 2010 “My work starts with sublimating from a mere common object in dairy life to an entity having a particular denotative meaning. For this, I have paid attention to existing expression methods of painting and installation art that take a dairy life object as a target of expression, and have continued experimentations to realise the methods in a particular space of a photographic studio. The illusion of space created by the painting, and the relationship between an object and space, … Continue reading ┐ Seo-Yeoung Won └

┐ Myoung Ho Lee └

© Myoung Ho Lee, Tree #3, from the series Tree, 2006 © Myoung Ho Lee, Tree #2, from the series Tree, 2006 “South Korean photographer Myoung Ho Lee does something rather simple — and rather similar to the working process of the late legend Richard Avedon: He separates his subjects from their environments by way of a simple yet formal backdrop. Difference here, of course, is that Lee’s subjects are full-blown, fullgrown trees, and his 60-by-45-foot canvases form merely part of the photographs rather than filling up the frames. (The backdrops are erected with cranes, ropes, and bars by a … Continue reading ┐ Myoung Ho Lee └

┐ Hyungkoo Lee └

© Hyungkoo Lee, Helmet 1 (Self portrait), from the series The Objectuals, 2000 © Hyungkoo Lee, Altering Features with RH5, from the series The Objectuals, 2003 “‘The Objectuals’ which seek the transformation of the original form is a narration of not actually changing the body, but a visual transformation created by the invention of a fictional body transformation device and the use of it. […] By inventing fictional devices and reconstituting those bodies is why Lee is known as a pseudo scientist/doctor, manque biologist/archeologist. However, isn’t he an artist who creates original artwork which is completely different from its origin?” … Continue reading ┐ Hyungkoo Lee └

┐ Ina Jang └

© Ina Jang, A girl © Ina Jang, A boy “My on-going project is an interpretation on the world I dwell. It is a world where people interact with paper objects and blank walls. They seem isolated, emotionally neutralized and void of identities. In such a quiet world, what really matters left in the empty space in the photographs. I try to find an answer in the work by paying more attention to what is not there; I portrayed world as a giant white canvas. Nothing is too mundane and too precious in this body of work. It may suggest … Continue reading ┐ Ina Jang └

║ Kyungwoo Chun ║

© Kyungwoo Chun, Believing in seeing #7-1, from the series Believing in seeing, 2007 © Kyungwoo Chun, Believing in seeing #2, from the series Believing in seeing, 2007 “I photograph not what I see, but what I believe exists.”1) This words of Chun Kyungwoo stated in an interview reveal his thoughts on photography and imply the meaning of the title of this exhibition, ‘Believing Is Seeing’. The title is a paradoxical response to the Western adage, “Seeing is believing” as it takes a strongly skeptical view of modern Western thought that prioritizes visual verification and of the general definition of … Continue reading ║ Kyungwoo Chun ║

║ Yeondoo Jung ║

© Yeondoo Jung, bewitched #06, from the series Bewitched, Tokio, 2002 © Yeondoo Jung, bewitched #11, from the series Bewitched, New York, 2003 “In his 2004 series of portraits “Bewitched,” which takes its title from a well-known American sitcom of the sixties that gained wide popularity in Asia as well, Jung interviewed local adolescents about their dreams and visions of the future and then recreated them in photos. The series is a slide installation that shows a pair of portraits of a single subject; one is from the present real, the other is from the subject’s dream. Jung’s adolescents, as … Continue reading ║ Yeondoo Jung ║

║ Chan-Hyo Bae ║

© Chan-Hyo Bae, Untitled, from the series Existing in Costume, 2007 © Chan-Hyo Bae, Untitled, from the series Existing in Costume, 2007 “The sun never sets over the British Empire.” The country of Queen, the country with pride in her history and tradition, still seems to be breathing in Great Britain. I try to become British just as a child pretends to be a mother by dressing in her clothes and making up with her cosmetics. The attempt to become British is to me what a child tries to do in dressing as an adult. Although the mother’s clothes are … Continue reading ║ Chan-Hyo Bae ║

║ Hee Seung Chung ║

© Hee Seung Chung, Untitled, from the series Nostalgia, 2004 © Hee Seung Chung, Untitled, from the series Nostalgia, 2004 © Hee Seung Chung, Untitled, from the series Nostalgia, 2004 Moments to remember are just like other moments. They are only made memorable by the scars they leave…From ‘La Jetée’ by Chris Marker. “Nostalgia derives from a fictional story, created by the photographer. For this project, she is hugely inspired by Chris Marker’s film ‘La Jetée’ and Milan Kundera’s books entitled: ‘The book of laughter and forgetting’ and ‘Ignorance’ where she represents the memory photographically. She has been interested in … Continue reading ║ Hee Seung Chung ║