The exhibition, on show from 15 December 2015, has been curated by MA students from the Whitechapel Gallery and London Metropolitan University.
Onejoon Che’s precise documentary photographs of architectural structures, abandoned urban sites and buildings provides a conceptual counterpoint to Heeseung Chung’s large-scale, intimate and poetic interiors, opening up a discourse on human presence and its echoes through cityscapes.
Seen together, these bodies of works show personal and political spaces in Korea’s present social and physical landscape. Sparking a discussion of the role of contemporary art in the representation of society, Dialogues of Space highlights the skill and versatility in contemporary Korean photography.
This exhibition is part of the KCCUK-Collaboration. It is an annual exhibition programme at the Korean Cultural Centre UK that aims to support emerging curators from UK art educational institutions. Over the last decade the opportunities for young curators to present their practices have become less available in the UK. By encouraging partnerships between emerging curators in the UK and Korean artists, this programme aims to support various types of curatorial research and exhibition projects through bilateral collaboration with contemporary Korean art.