News of an upcoming exhibition in Cardiff:
Believing is Seeing
Byung-Hun Min, Duck Hyun Cho, Hein-Kuhn Oh, Hyun Mi Yoo, Je Baak, Kyungwoo Chun, Seihon Cho
10 November – 17 December 2011
Ffotogallery, Chapter, Market Road, Canton, Cardiff, CF5 1QE
Believing is Seeing introduces seven Korean artists who adopt different approaches to contemporary photography or photography-based work.
The term ‘Junsinsajo’ is used in Korean portrait painting, meaning the replication of a person’s shape and spirit. Through various image-making processes, this idea endures in contemporary photography through the rendering of a model’s shape, personality and capturing of their spirit, as well as physical likeness. Believing is Seeing features artworks that are based on Junsinsajo and question the notion of ‘Koreanness’.
Co-curated by David Drake at Ffotogallery and Jiyoon Lee from the SUUM Academy & Project, this exhibition is the first contemporary Korean photography exhibition in Wales, indeed one of the first in the UK.
Project funded by Arts Council Korea and Wales Arts International.