Korean artists at Asia Triennial Manchester 2011

The second Asia Triennial Manchester commences in October, with plenty of Korean interest:

Junebum Park

19 November – 5 December
CUBE Gallery

Puzzle: Park June-Bum
Junebum Park: Puzzle

Junebum Park is an artist based in Korea. Through a clever shift of perspective, Junebum transforms the most ordinary of environments into extraordinary scenes in which the artist’s hands interfere with the forces and currents in a way that is both comic and timely.

The artist has reflectively made work directly to his experiences in Manchester, which living out of a suitcase! has continued his research into personal feelings in differing living urban conditions across the world.

Junebum Park: Puzzle

The Egg, MediaCityUK
Saturday 19 November – Monday 5 December

Junebum will be exhibiting Puzzle – a video installation looking at the systems governing human behaviour at The Egg, Media CityUK in association with the CUBE Gallery.

Junebum Park: To Let

CUBE Gallery
Friday 2 September – Wednesday 5 October

Late Night Opening: 30th September 6-8pm

CUBE is delighted to be announcing from the 1st of September CUBE will be ‘To Let’. This project is a new commission and plays a major part of our forthcoming exhibition.

Junebum Park is an artist based in Korea. Through a clever shift of perspective, Junebum transforms the most ordinary of environments into extraordinary scenes in which the artist’s hands interfere with the forces and currents in a way that is both comic and timely.

The artist has reflectively made work directly to his experiences in Manchester, which living out of a suitcase! has continued his research into personal feelings in differing living urban conditions across the world.

The exhibition at CUBE will showcase Manchester based work alongside works that have, in the past engaged with other environments.

Home or away, Junebum’s practice engages the audience to re- think of our surroundings in a magical way, the way that we sometimes forget to view the world with the grind of daily life.

The way of a child playing with toys, with a city to play with rather than a toy box.

The artist has been commissioned by CUBE to develop new work for an exhibition in its main gallery, opening on the 2nd September and running until the 5th October. This commission will act as a world premiere.

From the 19th November to the 5th December, Junebum will be exhibiting ‘Puzzle’ – a video installation looking at the systems governing human behaviour at the Egg Space, Media City. Both exhibitions form part of Asia Triennial Manchester 2011.

113-115 Portland Street,
 Manchester 
M1 6DW
Tel: +44 (0)161237 5525
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The Egg, University of Salford, MediaCityUK, Salford Quays, M50 2EQ
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CUBE Opening times
Monday to Friday: 12noon–5.30pm
Saturday: 12noon–5pm

Free entry

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Korea, Time and Generation: 38° of Separation

1 October – 20 October
MadLab

Seo Hyo-Jung
Image credit: Seo Hyo Jung

Since Korea was formally divided in 1948 down the 38th parallel line, the Northern and Southern parts of the peninsula have followed very dissimilar temporal and spatial paths. The division of the nation has created subsequent generations of Koreans who are, in many ways, poles apart, both physically and ideologically.

MadLab‘s exhibition Korea, Time and Generation: 38° of Separation presents cultural reflections and experiences of DPRK through the eyes of North Korean, South Korean and Western artists, illustrators and photographers, presenting the practical and cultural aftermath of a divided nation, whose populations, separated since WWII, have spent their daily lives in very different ways.

Co-curated by Hwa Young Jung and Beccy Kennedy, Manchester Metropolitan University.

36-40 Edge Street, Manchester M4 1HN
Check the website for opening times and events

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Dark Matters

24 September – 15 January
Whitworth Art Gallery

Performance with Video Projection, Ja-Young Ku
Performance with Video Projection, Ja-Young Ku

Dark Matters at the Whitworth Art Gallery is an exhibition of British and international artists centred on the theme of shadow, technology and art. These contemporary works present the visual ‘tool’ of shadow, an ancient strategy to inspire wonder, craft illusion and create narrative, but all the works have a significant level of digital and technological intervention. Many works are interactive, but bodily shadows are never simply projected: all are manipulated or falsely rendered through computer simulation or digital coding.

For ATM the exhibition includes a new commission by Korean video artist Ja-Young Ku whose work fuses live performance with projected overlays of recordings in the same space, and Hiraki Sawa’s hauntingly beautiful animation Did I? (2011).

The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M15 6ER
Tel: +44 (0)161 275 7450
Email:whitworth@manchester.ac.uk
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Opening times
Monday to Saturday, 10am–5pm
Sunday 12noon–4pm

Free entry

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Poetry (12A)

3 November — 8:20pm – 11:05pm
Cornerhouse

Poetry
Poetry

Poetry (12A)
(Shi)
Dir Lee Chang-dong/KR 2010/139 mins/Korean wEng ST
Jeong-hee Yoon, Nae-sang Ahn, Hira Kim, Da-wit Lee, Yong-taek Kim

Mija is in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease but still looks after her disengaged teenage grandson Wook; her glamorous floral outfits belie her humble status as a part-time carer and cleaner for an elderly man. For relaxation, she decides to enroll on a poetry class, learning to express her angst, but her grandson soon gets involved in a serious local crime that threatens both their futures. Established writer-director Lee Chang-dong (Green Fish and Peppermint Candy) produces an unpretentious masterpiece that thoroughly deserves its Best Screenplay award at the Cannes Film Festival 2010. A powerful and meditative film that once again highlights the creative wellspring that is South Korean cinema.

Book at Cornerhouse.

Asia Triennial Manchester is delighted to support the new exhibition to be shown alongside the main festival programme.

Transparent Process – Namhee Kwon

Untitled Gallery
5 November – 23 December 2011

Transparent Process - Namhee Kwon
Transparent Process – Namhee Kwon

Namhee Kwon is a Korean artist who uses text and symbols to alter visual perceptions of her surroundings. In Transparent Process, Kwon’s installation of white neon numbers in the space of Untitled Gallery will transform each wall into an empty book page.

Untitled Gallery is a contemporary gallery occupying an intimate room of exposed-brick walls in a Grade II listed building built in 1828. Untitled Gallery aims to be one of Manchester’s more progressive spaces, producing innovative exhibitions and promoting emerging artists.

Untitled Gallery. Friends’ Meeting House, 6 Mount Street (Bootle Street Entrance), Manchester M2 5NS

info@untitledgallerymanchester.com
Untitled Gallery
+44 (0)161 833 3087

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One thought on “Korean artists at Asia Triennial Manchester 2011

  1. I think these exhibitions, especially Junebum Park, fit in well with the urban and industrial heritage of Manchester, the world’s first modern industrial city. Poetry is also interesting, and shows a very Korean preoccupation with ordinary and unglamorous life.

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