; body

12 Nov 2019 – 15 Nov 2019

Regular hours

Tue, 12 Nov
18:00 – 21:00
Wed, 13 Nov
10:00 – 18:00
Thu, 14 Nov
10:00 – 18:00
Fri, 15 Nov
10:00 – 18:00

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HOXTON 253 art project space

England, United Kingdom


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  • Buses: 243, 242, 67, 394
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a group exhibition by five Korean artists opens up a variety of discourses around human body.


“; body

Hoxton 253

12 Nov - 15 Nov. 2019

Participating Artists

Jaehyung Um, Sora Park, Sunyoul Kim, Yongchan Lim, Youngye Cho

A group exhibition <; body> by five Korean artists opens up a variety of discourses around human body. The participating artists who cross over diverse practices investigate the social, spatial, and political possibilities of human body as a nucleus of the exhibition, and present their own artistic interpretation of body. 

Youngye Cho(b.1988)’s organic interpretation of body movement is materialised through her textile work, Silhouette(2019). Focusing on various forms of transformation through different viewpoints and shadows of object, she transforms the rhythmic images of body into textilewith geometrical lines and shapes. 

On the other hand, the realistic representation of human body is more noticeable in Jaehyung Um’s (b.1990)painting series Solar Eclipse (2019)and Lunar Eclipse(2019),in which the organic materiality of human bodies makes a sharp contrast to the bright colours of the formal geometric landscape within the ‘frame’ of the painting. Jeahyung explores ideas between memory and place through the temporal and seasonal movements of the human body in relation to the experiences of travel & tourism. 

Sun-youl Kim(b.1983) has been expressing how individuals should respond to the uniformly changing social system under the economic logic of free markets through figures of human. In Negotiation(2019)in the exhibition, Sun-youl satirises the power structure that was constituted after the Cold War through the realistic bodies of figures. 

In Sora Park(b.1992)’s Oxytocin (2019), the concept of body has extended into digital space.Departing from the aesthetic trends of wearable design and lifestyle, she investigates how personal digital devices extend the concept of body, hold sway how we feel and perceive, and change how we communicate.

Yongchan Limre-interprets objects as signand constructs new narratives around the objects. In  his sculpture screenshot(2019),the body of a television with figurative criminal effects from the media explores the possibilities of storytelling through the object. 

Youngye Cho - www.youngyecho.com /  @glory.y.cho

Jeahyung Um - www.jaehyungum.com  /  @ jbrodyart 

Sun-youl Kim - @kimsunyoul

Youngchan Lim - www.yongchanlim.com  

Sora Park - sorapark.xyz/ @soraparque


Sora Park

Jaehyung Um

Exhibiting artistsToggle

Youngye Cho

Sora Park

Jaehyung Um

Yongchan Lim

Sunyoul Kim


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