'Skinship' : Boreum Oh and Nina Park

24 Aug 2017 – 26 Aug 2017

Event times

Thursday 12:00 - 21:00
Friday 12:00 - 20:00
Saturday 14:00 - 20:00

Cost of entry

Free entry

Hundred Years Gallery

London, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • Tube: Old Street
  • Overground: Hoxton

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In Korea and Japan, the word ‘skinship’ refers to the process of physical bonding between mother and child, between friends and lovers. Washing, suckling, hugging, kissing, caressing, holding hands


Skinship recognises the need for touch beyond an over simplified notion of sexuality. ‘Kinship’ sits at its core, the forging of family beyond blood. As such, skinship recognises the emotional, developmental and political need for meaningful, promiscuously undeterminable connections.

S:KINSHIP is Boreum Oh and Nina Park’s first collaborative venture. Here the worlds of fine art and illustration combine to form a narrative space in which multiple stories interlace. Oh’s practice has centred around language and multilingual communication since moving to the UK from Korea in 2015. She collects anecdotes and stories, repurposing them as the subjects of her art. Nina Park is a Korean illustrator living and working in London. In this exhibition, and for the first time, Park takes her wonderfully vibrant illustrations from the page and into the arena of sculpture.

This exhibition, which has arisen out of a series of conversations and confidences, proposes to make work which honours the anecdote, the private stories we share with friends, the conversations which matter. And, in particular, that most central confidence we share with our kin alone: what is our relation to love in its manifold forms? What would it mean to reject love as a social convention? What would it mean to experience love as a loss? What would it mean to experience love as an expansion of the self?

We invite you to Hundred Years Gallery to join the conversation.

Exhibiting artists

Boreum Oh

Nina Park


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