Ben Nathan’s current show at 43 Inverness Street ends on Thursday (access by prior appointment with the gallery). LKL paid a brief visit this weekend.
On the ground floor is a 4’17” video showing the installation of the work Brick, as the artist tows it along a cycle path before hauling it onto a concrete ledge under one of the Han River’s many bridges (Seogang Bridge), as well as sketches and studies produced during the artist’s Seoul Museum of Art 2014 residency.
On the first floor is a C-print of the finished Brick installation, along with a vorticist-like take on the concrete supports of the unfinised Eungbong flyover; and a trident-shaped aluminium sign that is both the symbol that you find outside Korean Jjimjilbangs and the Hebrew character shin, which like the similar Korean word has divine connotations. A triptych inspired by the Seoul urban landscape.
More information on the work is available in the exhibition notice.