Press View | Friday, September 6, 3pm - 4:30pm
Vernissage | Friday, September 6, 4:30 - 8pm (VIP ticket holders only)
General Admission | Saturday, September 7 & Sunday, September 8, 11am - 8pm Monday, Sepember 9, 11am - 4pm
Yikyung Kim (b.1935) is one of Korea's most well respected ceramic artists, and a pioneer in the ceramic arts. Her works bring Korea's ceramic heritage into the modern world, favouring a coexistence of aesthetic beauty and general practicality. Kim's ceramics are influenced by Joseon baekja (white porcelain), which are prized for their simplicity and naturalness. They are made using the ancient throwing technique, which offers flexibility and efficiency, allowing Kim to produce
works that lack artificial traits and remain true to the material. Kim employs faceting to reveal the different characters of the clay: softness and sharpness, warmth and coolness, time and rhythm.
Kim studied at Seoul National University and the College of Ceramics at Alfred University in New York State. While in New York she had opportunity to meet Bernard Leach, and was profoundly influenced by his teaching. She is professor emerita at Kookmin University, Seoul.
Her work is included in the numerous public collections, including National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea; British Museum, UK; National Museums of Scotland, UK; Victoria and Albert Museum, UK; Smithsonian Institution, USA; Philadelphia Museum of Art, USA.
Born in the UK in 1972, Jenny Pockley gained a post graduate diploma from the Royal Academy Schools, London in 1997 after studying for a BA(Hons) Fine Art Degree at KIAD at Canterbury. She exhibits with GBS Fine Art in London and was a Gallery Artist at Sarah Myerscough Fine Art, London for 15 years.
She has exhibited extensively in London but also has displayed works in Bath, Paris, New York, San Francisco and Toronto. She has gained numerous commissions, both private and corporate, including for the Waldorf Astoria group and Tiffany's. She now lives and works in Rye, East Sussex.
Hangjun Lee is a filmmaker and curator who also works as a program director at EXiS festival in Seoul. His works are based on multi-projection and optical sound, focused on projector improvisation since the mid 2000s, collaborating with Ryu Hankil, Martin Tétreault, Jérôme Noetinger, Will Guthrie, Alan Corutis.
His films have been shown at various venues, including the Issue ProjectRoom(NY, USA), South Bank Centre & Cafe OTO (London, UK), BOZAR (Brussels, Belgium) and Netmage10 (Bologna, Italy) and have been distributed by Light Cone in Paris (France).
He also has curated screening and live media programs such as Cinematic Divergence (2013) and Mujanhyang (2014) for the National Museum of Contemporary Arts in Seoul and Embeddedness: Artist Films and Videos from Korea 1960's to Now (2015) for the Tate Modern in London. He has contributed to several contemporary arts magazines in China, Taiwan and South Korea, and has participated in artist residency programs at LIFT (Toronto), No.w.here (London), MTK (Grenoble) , SeMA (Seoul Museum of Arts) Nanji Residency (Seoul) and MIRE (Nantes), ARKO Art Center C-Lab (Arco Art Center, Seoul) etc. Since 2006 he has been working on an audiovisual research project, "Expanded Celluloid, Extended Phonograph" in collaboration with Hong Chulki, a noise improviser. Their collaboration stimulated critical investigations into the performativity of practices in the darkroom, the screening room, the private recording/ practicing studio, and the public performance spaces utilized for the improvising musician.