Friday, February 13, 2009
"Missing" contemporary solo exhibition, Gallery Sangsang madang, Hongdae til Feb 22
The Korean artist Na Hyun is showing a collection of drawings, photos, documents, installation and video as the culmination of his art project investigating the fate of seven French soldiers who went missing during the Korean war.
During his research the artist travelled to France to interview survivors of the Korean war who returned home, examined the hometown of the missing soldiers, and copied military records to get a sense of the life of these missing men, but the end result is far more than mere documentation. The artist has taken a non-linear approach and through the creative installation of photos, military documents, old maps, drawings, video and paintings has created a mystical journey through notions of time, space, nationality, memory, absence and presence.
The exhibition is on show until Feb 22, and entry is free.
Gallery hours are daily from 1pm - 10 pm.
Venue: Gallery Sangsang madang, 2F, Sangsang madang Cultural Center, Hongdae.
Address: Seogyo-dong 363-19, Mapo-gu, Seoul.
For more information see the website (Korean only):
By bus: Please call the Tourist Information Center for bus information.
The closest subway station is Hapjeong station, Line 2, Line 6, exit 3. Either take a taxi for the minimum fare (say "Sangsang madang" to the driver) or walk down the main road towards Sinchon for 50 meters and turn right at the crossroads at the Bobo Hotel. Cross the road and keep walking about 200 meters until you see the unusual Sangsang madang Cultural center building on your left.