Believing is Seeing
Byung-Hun Min, Cho Duck-Hyun, Hein Kuhn Oh, Hyun Mi Yoo, Je Baak, Kyungwoo Chun, Seihon Cho
Opening Weds 9 November 2011, 6.30 – 9.30pm
Exhibition continues 10 November – 17 December 2011
Believing is Seeing introduces seven Korean artists who adopt different approaches to contemporary photography or photography-based work.
The term ‘Junsinsajo’ is used in Korean portrait painting, meaning the replication of a person’s shape and spirit. Through various image-making processes, this idea endures in contemporary photography through the rendering of a model’s shape, personality and capturing of their spirit, as well as physical likeness. Believing is Seeing features artworks that are based on Junsinsajo and question the notion of ‘Koreanness’.
Co-curated by David Drake at Ffotogallery and Jiyoon Lee from the SUUM Academy & Project, this exhibition is the first contemporary Korean photography exhibition in Wales, indeed one of the first in the UK. Project funded by Arts Council Korea and Wales Arts International.
Ffotogallery, Turner House, Plymouth Rd, Penarth, CF64 3DH
Open Tues – Sat, 11am – 5pm
029 2070 8870
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