Cha Theresa Hak-kyung (차학경)

The series of three screenings of short experimental films at the Tate in September 2015 was a fascinating insight into an artform that is hardly mainstream. To someone not used to sitting in darkened rooms watching 16mm creations the experience was sometimes confusing, sometimes rewarding, but never less than interesting. And what brought the whole […]

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Cha’s portrait remains in fragments

by Philip Gowman 8 December 2013
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What is one supposed to do when a scary woman in a white hoody comes up to you and declaims an impenetrable text at you in a threatening manner? Well, what we all did at the opening evening of the group show at the KCC which pays tribute to the artist Teresa Hak Kyung Cha, […]

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Theresa Hak Kyung Cha screens at the ICA

by Events Editor 30 September 2013
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A screening of some of Theresa Hak Kyung Cha’s films at the ICA, followed by a discussion. It dovetails nicely with the exhibition devoted to Cha at the KCC which closes on the same day as the screening. It would have been nice to have had the screening slightly earlier so that one could go […]

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Theresa Hak Kyung Cha (1951-82): a portrait in fragments

by Events Editor 22 September 2013
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I really struggled with Theresa Hak Kyung Cha’s book Dictée when I read it a few ears ago. But I’m not one to give up easily, and I’m hoping that this upcoming exhibition will provide another way in to this multi-faceted artist. Theresa Hak Kyung Cha (1951-82): a portrait in fragments 24 Sep – 26 […]

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Brief book review: Dictée – Theresa Hak Kyung Cha

by Philip Gowman 23 March 2010
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Theresa Hak Kyung Cha: Dictée University of California Press, 2001. Originally published 1982. Not all books are easy to read, and it would be a dull world in which all books were. The assessment of whether to continue struggling through a difficult book is tricky: maybe it will all come together in the end – […]

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