We haven’t done proper write-ups of all Shin Meekyoung’s exhibitions this year – she’s simply been too busy, like us. To make up for this omission, here is a round-up of photographs of some of her installations. All photos are by LKL except where stated – we got to see her work in Seoul, Venice and of course London.
Written in Soap @ MOCA Taipei, 13 Dec 2013 – 30 Nov 2014
Exhibition notice – a third installation of her Duke of Cumberland (the others being in Cavendish Square, London, at MMCA Gwacheon, Korea).
Asian Art Biennial @ MOCA Taipei, 5 Oct 2013 – 5 Jan 2014
Exhibition notice – focusing on her Ghost Series and Toilet Project
Unfixed: a solo exhibition @KCCUK, 12 Nov 2013 – 18 Jan 2014
Exhibition notice – a comprehensive retrospective in four sections: Toilet Project | Translation – Vase series | Translation – Pensive Maitreya Boddhisatva | Translation – Ghost Series.
Toilet Project, 2004 – ongoing.
Soap, fragrance. Dimensions variable.
Translation – Vase Series, 2000 – ongoing.
Soap, pigment, varnish, mirrored stainless steel plates, wooden crates. Dimensions variable.
Translation – Pensive Maitreya Boddhisatva, 2004/2013.
Soap. 97 x 58 x 41 cm
Translation – Ghost Series, 2007 – ongoing.
Soap, varnish. Dimensions variable.
Archetype: Solo show @ Sumarria Lunn, 26 Sep – 8 Nov 2013
Exhibition notice – showcasing her new work in black
Korea Artist Prize 2013 @ MMCA Gwacheon, 23 Jul – 20 Oct 2013
Exhibition notice – a detailed retrospective / an “Epic Archive”.
Glasstress / Venice Biennale Collateral event
A huge group show in two locations. Shin’s soap vase is displayed alongside a glass vase. Can you tell which is which?
Bright spotlight in an otherwise darkened room, and a point & press camera. Not the best recipe for a good photograph. From recollection, the soap vase is on the left – strangely, much more translucent than the glass vase.
Glasstress part 2
A much smaller selection in the Wallace Collection, Manchester Square.
The selection included a work by Korean American artist Michael Joo (the shield-like work on the wall).
Plinth Project @ Cavendish Square, July 2012 –
Project notice – the first of Shin’s Dukes of Cumberland is now 18 months old. Here’s what it looked like at 12 months:
I’m sure I’ll find some more images to post if I delve into my archives a bit more thoroughly…