Gallery Korea of the Korean Cultural Center New York, a branch of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Korea, is pleased to present In/visible: Things to be Discussed, on view from May 24th to July 13th, 2017. The opening reception is on Wednesday, May 24th from 6 pm to 8 pm.
This group exhibition is curated by ‘haewooso,’ a group of three emerging curators based in Seoul and New York: Edie Yonwoo Kim, Hae Lin Park, and So-Ok Park. The exhibition brings together six emerging artists; Byeong Gi Baek, Caiti Borruso, Daniel Goldfarb, Hyejin Jo, Alex Strada, and Seok-Il You.
The contemporary world we live in today overflows with information and images. People have grown accustomed to making judgments only from what they see on the surface. In/visible encourages the audience to perceive things that have been unconfronted, things that people may have missed out in their lives.
Byeong Gi Baek’s installation reflects a recent tragedy in Korea through the image of a whale; Caiti Borruso uses photographs to mirror the psychological distance in her relationship with her hometown as well as her personal trauma; Daniel Goldfarb’s video evokes the concept of excluded beings in society through a character named BLOCH; Hyejin Jo’s installation takes issue with the ironic nature of tropical plants that are now prevalent in Korean society where the climate is not ideal for such plant life; Alex Strada’s photographs of miniatures of world-famous landmarks reveals hidden power relationships in the history of the world; Seok-Il You examines the unique nature of youth communities by observing the behaviors of young Koreans during a period of policy change.
This exhibition provides an opportunity for fresh perspectives, opening our eyes to the overlooked and observing the “invisibles” from the “visibles,” thus to set the stage for what needs to be discussed.