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A Device: Back to the Moment at MokSpace

News of the upcoming exhibition at MokSpace, near the British Museum:

A device: Back to the moment

Time: 30 September at 18:00 – 06 October at 18:00
Location: Mokspace
33, Museum Street, London WC1A 1LH
London, United Kingdom

A Device - Back to the Moment poster

Mokspace is pleased to present the group exhibition “A device: Back to the moment”. This exhibition features the work of 6 Korean artists: Myungnam An, Seungpyo Hong, Jiho Won, Rae Koo, Dongyoon Kim and Hyeyoung Ku.

In order to draw a common emotion in their psychological state, the artist’s work acts as a device. It unlocks the memories and recollections of the audience using the human senses in a synesthetic manner. Therefore what results is an experience that can be appreciated by everyone on an individual and personal level.

‘A Device’ consists of sculptures, photos, paintings, performances, etchings and ceramic work giving the exhibition a distinctive variety. It provides the audience with a way to look back at various stories from memories, enabling them to admire the lost moment once again.

The exhibition tries to create a situation where the audience is reminded of something in the past, that does not usually come to mind, by connecting to memories that are hard to recall or related to nothing in particular.

‘A Device’ is particularly interesting because the art included in the exhibition bears the “madeleine effect”, a concept that Marcel Proust(1872-1922) coined, in which cues encountered in art evoke recollections of the past without conscious effort.


Dong Yoon Kim


Goldsmiths, University of London 2010 – 2012: MFA Fine Art
London College of Communication, University of the Arts London 2006 – 2009: BA(Hons) Photography
College of Engineering, Hongik University, Seoul, 1998 – 2006: BSc Computer Science

Selected group exhibition


Light/Touch at Upper Street Gallery, London
4482 – The 4th Korean Contemporary Artists in London at Oxo Tower Bargehouse, London
14th Japan Media Arts Festival at The National Art Centre, Tokyo
Bologna Art First 2011 at Bologna Exhibition Cetre,Bologna


Academy meets Photokina 2010 at Cologne
Hong Kong International Art Fair 2010 at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
Fresh Faced and Wild Eyed 2010 at The Photographer’s Gallery, London
4482 – The 3rd Korean Contemporary Artists in London at Oxo Tower Bargehouse, London


Paris Photo 2009 at Carrousel du Louvre, Paris
New Sensations 2009 at A Foundation, London
Starting with a Photograph – An Exhibition of Saatchi Online Artists at Michael Hoppen Gallery, London
Crossfields at Korean Cultural Centre UK, London
Graduate Show at Well Gallery, London


Jury Recommended Work of Art Division: The 14th Japan Media Arts Festival 2011
Shortlisted for New York Photo Festival 2010: General Fine Art Series
Finalist of Fresh Faced and Wild eyed 2010: Annual Graduates Exhibition of The Photographer’s Gallery
Finalist of New Sensations 2009: A Channel 4 Prize for Saatchi Online 2009 UK Graduates

Rae Koo


2008 – 2011 BA in Fine Art, Goldsmiths, University of London

Selected Exhibitions


Degree Show, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK


4482(sasapari), Bargehouse, London, UK
Cueb 2010, Cueb gallery, London, UK

Myung nam An


2006 to 2009 – BA Hons, Ceramic course, Camberwell college of Art


2010 – Designer Crafts at the Mall 2010-Polly Weiss Award for Outstanding Use of Colour
2004 – First Prize Award, The 40th National Open Competition Exhibition Award, Danwon Arts Competition
The Modern Ceramic Arts Award of Korea 2004 to 2005

Jiho Won


2011 MFA in Sculpture, The Slade School of Fine Art, UCL, London
2007 BFA in Sculpture, Kyung-Hee University, Seoul

Selected Exhibitions


53Degrees, The New School House Gallery, York
Degree Show, Slade School of Fine Art, UCL, London
SASAPARI (4482), Bargehouse, London


Recollection, Portsea Place, London

Hyeyoung Ku


2008-2010 MFA Goldsmiths College, University of London, Art Practice
1998-2002 BA Chung-Ang University, Sculpture

Exhibition/ Performance

2011 Performance Series

£150p/w, ‘4482’ (Bargehouse, London, UK)

2010 Performance Series

Meet Your Maker, ‘Salon Summer 2010’ (Salon contemporary, London, UK)
Meet Your Maker, ‘Goldsmiths MFA show’ (Ben Pimlott Building, Goldsmiths, London, UK)
Double Frames, ‘4482’ (Bargehouse, London, UK)
Renaissance – Hyeyoung Ku’s 30th birthday (Deptford Townhall, London, UK)
‘Pause & Eject II’ (Shoreditch Townhall, London, UK)

2009 Performance Series

Storm and Stress (Recital Room, Goldsmiths, London, UK)
Storm and Stress Trailer, ‘Crossfields’ (Korean Cultural Centre, London, UK)
Extra Fancy, ‘Find Yourself Here’ (Art Event in Richmond Hill Hotel, London, UK)
R.I.P. Sperm & Egg, ‘Pause & Eject’ (The Rag Factory, London, UK)
A Menu of Funeral Practice, Video Installation, ‘Pause & Eject’ (The Rag Factory, London, UK)
Funeral Practice, ‘GAGA-Performance Day’ (MFA Goldsmiths College Art Project, London, UK)


Void Gallery- Alternative Public Art Project (Executive Managing/Curating)
The Reveries of Solitary Walker Project Committee (Group exhibition, Seoul, Korea)


2003-2001 Establishment of Theatre Company Crazy mask productions (acted, produced, and directed plays)
2003 ‘Electric-saw Santa Claus’ (Mokdong Broadcasting Centre, Seoul, Korea)
2002 ‘Good Doctor’ (Ulsan Art Centre, Ulsan, Korea)


2003 ‘TV Show power video’ Best video (awarded three times)
2002 KTF sponsored ‘I am a director contest’ Best mobile content award

Seungpyo HONG


2009 BA in Fine Art, Goldsmiths, University of London, London
2004 BA in Printmaking, Hongik University, Seoul



Journey to East, Jubilee Gallery, Nagoya, Japan (appointed)
Monitor Lizard, Bearspace Gallery, London


Mecha, Bearspace Gallery, London

Selected Group Exhibitions


Arco Art fair, Feria de Madrid, Madrid
4482 Korean contemporary artists in London, OXO tower, London


Imaginary Scene, Cais Gallery, Hong Kong
Three Person Show (Klega, Heeseung SUNG, Seungpyo HONG),
Paik Hae Young Gallery, Seoul
Multiplied (Contemporary Editions Fair), CHRISTIE’S, London
KIAF (Korea International Art Fair), Coex, Seoul


Whatever You Think, Think The Opposite, And a De Bridge, London
London Art fair, Business Design Centre, London
Supervisions, Korean Cultural Centre, London


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