Hanmi Gallery is the only Korean-owned gallery to be participating at this year’s London Art Fair. Here are the details of what you can expect to find at their stall in the Projects area.
Location of Reality
Hanmi Gallery is pleased to announce its participation in Art Projects at London Art Fair 2013. Focusing on London’s leading contemporary galleries, Art Projects provide a critical platform for demonstrating the breadth and depth of contemporary art today. In collaboration with Alpha Art Association, curated by London based independent curators Seihee Shon and Yovi Jisun Song, Location of Reality brings together a group of international artists whose practices employ new media arts to explore themes ranging from observed societal realities to the postmodern discourse of hyperreality. Hyperreality is the concept of a reality that is more than real, brought about by the evolution of new media technologies. It is closely related to the idea of a copy without reference to an original, and often understood in contrast to reality. The exhibition presents works by Alexis Milne, Sejin Kim, Sangjin Kim, Shin Kiwoun, and Pedro Sena Nunes. Hanmi Gallery will be located at stand P9.
Influenced by Jean Baudrillard’s critical and even sceptical view of mass media as a non-communicative power which exerts social control over mass populations, Alexis Milne’s video series The Delinquents (part 1 – 4) examines and media reproductions of 1980’s and 1990’s subcultures and our perception of them, often completely twisted by media.
One of the finalists of New Contemporaries 2011, Sejin Kim is a careful observer of society. Utilising documentary realism and cinematic narrative, in a short variable channel video Night Worker, the artist portrays urbanscapes in both critical and emphatic manner
Sangjin Kim practices in the rich seam between language and art. In Visibility is designed to print onto the surface of the water and the printed letters dissolve into the liquid as they appear. Its temporality and momentary quality resembles instability of social system and fragility of reality in our changing perception of them.
Shin Kiwoun physically grinds popular commodities such as I-pod and mobile phones and transforms them into dust, eradicating fetishisms of the cultural iconic objects. In Dis-illusion_Coin_Face, the artist selects money to be destroyed; this nihilistic action recalls the pecuniary unit’s memory of loss, the loss of the essential reality of exchange during the process of countless successive reproductions.
Pedro Sena Nunes
Pedro Sena Nunes explores body’s movement and human life. The experimental video piece Hope (2010) poetically depicts a woman giving birth in the aqua. The fusion with what nature awakes on her impels to develop in new worlds, worlds of hunger, survival, laxity; an all the most sublime reality.
London Art Fair 2013 Opening Hours Tue 15 Jan Wed 16 Jan: 11:00 – 21:00 Sat 19 Jan: 10:00 – 19:00 Press View: 11:00 – 14:00 Thu 17 Jan: 11:00 – 21:00 Sun 20 Jan: 10:00 – 17:00 VIP Preview: 15:00 – 18:30 Fri 18 Jan: 11:00 – 19:00 Preview Evening: 18:30 – 21:00 Venue: Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, London N1 0QH
(automatically generated) Read LKL’s review of this event here.