Monday, August 24, 2009

Kang, Seung-Hee Solo Exhibition -opening Thur Aug 27, - Sept 6, 2009 Insa Art Space , Seoul

Kang, Seung-Hee Solo Exhibition (Different Sames)
Kang Seung Hee
August 27, 2009 – September 6, 2009
When: August 27, 2009 (Thu) – September 6, 2009 (Sun)
Opening Reception: August 27, 2009 (Thu) 6pm
Where: Insa Art Space
(Ground Level-1F-2F Galleries)

The Second Exhibition
Kang, Seung-Hee : Solo Exhibition

Artist Kang, Seung-Hee’s Solo Exhibition, , will open on August 27, 2009 and close on September 6th at the Insa Art Space of Arts Council Korea. Kang’s exhibition has been selected and designed on the occasion of 2009 Insa Art Space Exhibition Support Project and is the second show of the project. This project was designed to expand the creation field of the arts scene by providing an opportunity of production to original and experimental young artists. Kang Seung-Hee, who has shown talent through her power of expression and the use of various media, explores the duality of cultures in this exhibition. She embodies the story of ‘different sames’ in her works through comical images and the familiar movement of her hands, which produced her digital prints and embroidery drawings.

Kang has been working with continuous interest in the heterogeneity and clashes of diverse cultures. As an exhibition which extends Kang’s working field from England to Seoul, it takes form of a homecoming report and the artist attempts to show through the performances and workshops that multiple cultural perspectives exist. The culture shocks that she experienced and the clashing of big and small desires are expressed as comical images and performances. The criticizing gestures of the artist that appear in these works are inverted from “cute resistances” to naughty pleasures. Furthermore, the artist’s experiences remembered by the body are expressed through transformation into multimedia drawings or embroidery. Despite the fact that Kang deals with international issues, social discrepancies or absurdity in her works, the images that appear are expressed as “comic drawings” (according to the artist), thus bringing those issues into the funs of everyday life and solving what may be problematic.

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