Plinth Project (2012-14)

Almost exactly two years ago – on 23 July 2012 – Shin Meekyoung’s equestrian statue of the Duke of Cumberland was hoisted into position in Cavendish Square. I happened to be in the area on 24 July 2014 so I paid a visit. The soap from which the statue is made has shown itself to […]

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Shin Meekyoung’s 2013

by Philip Gowman 30 December 2013
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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 […]

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The Duke of Cumberland is legless

by Philip Gowman 17 May 2013
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OK, that’s a bit of an exaggeration. He is now missing one foot, exposing the metal armature which has been keeping the soapy statue in one piece. And the left foreleg of his horse looks like it is not long for this world. On the way to see Krys Lee in the global literary salon […]

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Two months after installation, Shin Meekyoung’s soapy Duke of Cumberland is still looking good

by Philip Gowman 23 September 2012
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Two months after installation, Shin Meekyoung’s soapy Duke of Cumberland is still looking good, with not much evidence of erosion yet (this picture was taken on 22 September 2012). I wonder how it will survive a rainy autumn. Keywords: Event tags: Plinth Project (2012-14) Artists: Shin Meekyoung (신미경)

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From tomorrow evening, this plinth will no longer be empty

by Philip Gowman 22 July 2012
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From tomorrow, this plinth in a square just off Oxford Street will no longer be empty. To find out why, read this article, or visit http://writteninsoap.com/ Keywords: Event tags: Plinth Project (2012-14) Artists: Shin Meekyoung (신미경)

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The Butcher of Culloden is brought to life in soap

by Events Editor 16 July 2012
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This is an idea I like. Many of you may have seen Meekyoung Shin’s soap sculptures before — she had a huge solo show at the Haunch of Venison last year. One of her themes is examining how her soap sculptures erode over time, and in the past she has worked on her “Toilet Project” […]

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