Forman's Smokehouse Gallery is delighted to present âPlace Not Found' curated by Eunjung Shin, showing work by 15 South Korean artists most of whom relocated their working places from South Korea to London. Forman's smokehouse, Britain's oldest salmon smokers was likewise forced to relocate by the Olympic development to its current premises, overlooking the London 2012 Olympic Park. The works represented in the gallery space embody the artists' experiences of a search for a place that can not be found. The gallery becomes a site for storytelling, exploring both existing and imaginary places in personal, conceptual, cultural and political spheres.
Place Not Found also relates to the transition of Hackney Wick from a traditional industrial zone to a vibrant spot of creativity. This progression inspires participating artists in Place Not Found presenting their perceptions as they respond to notions of rapid change and new surroundings.
Artists in the exhibition:
Beomsik Won,Chinwook Kim,Eunhyea Choi,Francesca Cho,Hyunjun Kim & Taeyoung Kim,Jiho Won,Jinkyun Ahn,Jukhee Kwon,Jungyun Roh,Kyunghee Park,Luna Jung-eun Lee,Minae Kim,Sejin Moon,Shan Hur
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