Brief exhibition visit: Ben Nathan: [K-reɪ-t] — at 43 Inverness Street

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.

Ben Nathan, BRICK DAY, 2014, Production still
Ben Nathan, BRICK DAY, 2014, Production still

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.

Ben Nathan: Seoul Triptych (2014), at 43 Inverness Street
Ben Nathan: Seoul Triptych (2014), at 43 Inverness Street

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.

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