Hyunjin Kim on the work of siren eun young jung

Afterall, a contemporary art journal published by University of the Arts London, has a feature on siren eun young jung in its latest issue. To celebrate the occasion, a special launch event later this month will focus on her work. As we didn’t make it to Venice last year this is definitely one we’ll be dialling in for.

Afterall Journal Issue 49 Launch: Hyunjin Kim on the work of siren eun young jung

Thursday 25 June 2020, 14:00–15:30
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siren eun young jung: A Performing by Flash
siren eun young jung, ‘A Performing by Flash, Afterimage, Velocity, and Noise (part 1)’, 2019, looped single-channel video, 4.5K, 10min 22sec. Courtesy the artist

To celebrate the launch of Afterall journal, issue 49, ‘Extractivism’, featured writer Hyunjin Kim presents a talk expanding on her essay on the work of siren eun young jung. Kim will discuss the artist’s work in relation to the traditional Korean queer theatre, ‘Yeoseong Gukgeuk’, and will reflect on curating and writing about jung’s exhibition at the Korean Pavilion at the 2019 Venice Biennale. The talk will be followed by a conversation with Jaemin Cha, curator, Korean Cultural Centre, London, and Adeena Mey, Managing Editor, Afterall journal.

On the occasion of this event Afterall is pleased to share Kim’s essay, Anomalous Tradition, Queer Enchantment: On the Work of siren eun young jung, which we have made available to read online free of charge on the website.

Hyunjin Kim is a curator and writer, currently the KADIST Lead Curator for Asia. She was the curator of the Korean Pavilion at the 58th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia, 2019, the director of Arko Art Center, Seoul (2014–15) and a co-curator of the 7th Gwangju Biennale (2008).

Jaemin Cha is curator of visual arts at the Korean Cultural Centre, London.

This event is organised by Afterall in collaboration with the Korean Cultural Centre UK.

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