Event news: Koo Jeong A’s Art Night installation in Charing Cross

by Philip Gowman on 28 June, 2016

in Event Notices, Exhibition news, Koo Jeong-a, Sculpture and Installation art

News of a one-off experience featuring an installation by Koo Jeong A in the disused Jubilee Line terminus under Trafalgar Square:

Art Night: Disused Jubilee Line, Charing Cross Underground Station: Koo Jeong A

2 July 2016
This project runs 5pm-12am. Advance bookings only via ICA website.

Disused station at Charing Cross

Koo Jeong A creates a new site-specific installation that responds to the uncanny disused Jubilee line platform in Charing Cross Underground Station, by creating a sensory environment using smell and light – that considers the architecture of the Underground as a place of bodily encounters and movement.

Jeong A’s work incorporates objects, still and moving images, audio elements, and aromas to create site-specific environments that question the boundaries between fact and fiction and alter our sense of reality. In her environments, nothing is merely ordinary; on the contrary, any material or phenomena—be it a mound of charcoal, a shaft of iron, or a glare of sunlight—are transformed into new discoveries or journeys.

All bookers for this event will be emailed in advance with specific details about how to gain access to the venue. Please note that there is no step-free access to the station and a moderate level of fitness is required to walk the 100 static escalator steps and stairs between ground and platform level and along the route.

A co-commission with Art on the Underground and a creative collaboration with International Flavors & Fragrances.

Koo Jeong A (born 1967, Seoul, Korea) studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris and currently lives in London. Major solo exhibitions of her work include: 4.3.3. at pinksummer, Genoa, Italy, 2016; Everton Park Wheels Park project, Liverpool Biennial, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, 2015; Oussser, Fondazione La Raia, Novi Ligure, Italy, 2014; Koo Jeong A: 16:07, Kunsthalle, Dusseldorf, 2012; OTRO, E opened his eyes he is now walking, CCA KITAKYUSHU Project Gallery, Kitakyushu, 2011 and Constellation Congress, DIA Art Foundation, Dia: Beacon, Beacon, 2011.

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