The Korean Cultural Centre UK, Gwangju Museum of Art and Asia Culture Centre present Circulation Metaphor, a group exhibition featuring six artists and one collective, who through various forms of new media art explore the circulation of life and nature.
By introducing Korean contemporary artists who live and work in the Gwangju area Circulation Metaphor is part of a series of events that celebrate the city and its strong connection to media art. Since 2014 the city has been a member of UNESCO’s Creative Cities Network, a group of 180 global cities who have placed creativity and the cultural industries at the very heart of their development plans. The exhibition also celebrates Gwangju’s 2019 status as a city of culture.
Each artist in the exhibition works on the idea of circulation, exploring humankind’s relationship with nature. Growing from the question of existence and the possibility of extinction, this exhibition investigates the notions of living and the circulation of materials, immateriality and their mutual relationships. Kihyun Jung’s Anomaly Point +4℃ (2018) presents the impacts of ongoing industrialisation with a planet-shaped installation made of wool and hair. A collaborative piece by Earl Park, Saza Kim and Jeongsik Bae, Try Triangle(2018) is an elaborate kinetic installation where viewers see moving triangles of laser beams created by reflecting light on mirrors, all accompanied with sounds that correspond to those particular movements.
Bongchae Son, Jeongju Jeong, Jeonglok Lee, Kihyun Jung, Sanghwa Park, Sehee Sarah Bark, Earl Park + Saza Kim + Jeongsik Bae