06 June - 28 July
This exhibition will showcase photography and video works by Chung Heeseung and Je Baak who intensively challenge on the idea of truth, perception and identity through rejection and acceptance of failure. Chung questions the unstable identity of the photography as a medium. By renouncing the traditional status of the photography and acknowledging its failure to representation, she liberates its possibility as a medium. Baak’s artistic practice deconstructs various illusions of the world such as subject of value in which humans are trapped blindfolded. Incorporating diverse mixed medias, he endeavours to encapsulate the concept of ‘selflessness’ and ‘emptiness’ from Buddhist philosophy through continuous process of inquisition and questioning of the logical fallacies embedded in the society.
As the first East Asian art gallery on Vyner street, HADA Contemporary aims to cultivate the dialogue between East Asia and Europe by firmly positioning the art of each culture into the artistic hub of the other. It recognises the rich history of art of both regions it inhabits and those it represents, showcasing established and emerging artists from East Asia with an emphasis on Korea. The often neglected diversity of history, culture tradition and importance of local integration between the countries drives HADA to nurture artists in order to further bridge unfamiliar territories. By cultivating the relationship between these dynamic arenas eroticisation can be exchanged for appreciation.
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