Solo Exhibitions: Kay Yoon, Anatoly Rudakov, Pierre Chaumont, S/N, Heesoo Kwon, Onnury Oh

CICA Museum
August 2  –  August 6 , 2017
2017.08.02. – 08.06

Kay Yoon

Room: Digital Materiality 101

Flexspace (C)

How do digital data possess the physical matter? Welcome to the introduction of digital materiality!

Given the fact that immaterial and digital labor have cropped up in the culture and in contemporary art, it became vague to understand the border between original and replica as well as the value of the handcraft labor. By reading the tangible digital works, and by understanding how the visual practice has changed with high technology, this exhibition investigates what are the subjects and means of the artistic labor.

Kay Yoon is a new media artist based in Seoul, Korea and Nuremberg, Germany. She is currently studying at the Academy of fine Art in Nuremberg, Germany. By drawing the metamorphosis of nonliving organisms and digitizing them, the artist tried to reposition the digital materiality in art.Nuremberg, where the artist lives, is considered to be among the most bombed cities in Germany during World War II. It shows how a culture has undergone a change in history. She has made her works by imprinting the remaining bullet marks in the cities with a plaster model and reconstructing it with a 3D program, and printing them with various sizes and colors.

Anatoly Rudakov

Living Pictures – Film Translated in Photography

Flexspace (A)

MULTI IMAGE DYNAMIC VIDEO SHOW – PROJECT DESCRIPTION

The photographs of Anatoly Rudakov present highly subtle and novel depictions of our environment. With a filmmaker’s eye he captures his subjects in motion and he forever succeeds, thanks to the particular empathy and sensitivity of his approach, in disclosing their hidden dimensions, drawing them, as it were, from a world of dreams. Characteristic of Rudakov’ s photographs is their seemingly painterly style, which shows close affinity with works from the Impressionist period. His photographs are taken in the profound yet breezy manner of a Turner or a Monet, but are guided by an original and contemporary mode of perception. In the 21st century, as in any other century or decade before, it is possible to perceive art in such different ways – be it through the institutional visit or the mobile digital variant – cell phone and co. Not only the advantages of conservation makes video to the trend in art nowdays. First of all, through video, artists get new opportunities to express their creative ideas. Anatoly

Rudakov works exclusively digitally and thus moves in the current time of the photographic recording and reproduction. The photograph as a digital stamp transferred to classic media can be seen as a sign of human nostalgia. Remotely remote and perhaps even freed from this antiquated representation, he is concerned with his photographic work, whose origin is to be found in the movement, to create a corresponding equivalent of their mode of representation and, at the same time, reception. Anatoly Rudakov’s multiimage dynamic video shows are the result of his artistic intention. The generic movement in his images is underlined by the transition effect, the way he combines one image with the next one. The viewer witnesses the genesis of a

new image. 60 photographs are combined trough unique „floating“ effect in a particular sequence to form a 60 minute in 4k video. Rudakov has developed a striking means of uniting artistic and stylistic aspects of classical photography with the cutting-edge techniques of digital photography. He thus opens up new interpretative possibilities to the viewer and offers a reorientation towards the medium of photography and its aesthetic analysis.

Anatoly Rudakov is a well-known Russian director of photography for documentaries. He cooperated with ZDF, ARTE, CBS, CNN, BBC, ARD, NHK, TBS, and Discovery Channel www.ruan.tv. He graduated from the Moscow Film School (VGIK) and as a graduate worked as a cameraman for the Soviet television. While shooting documentaries on cutting edge political, economic and social issues, Anatoly managed to capture the beauty of the Russian Arctic, fascinating landscapes of Central Asia, East Siberian Tundra and Southern Russian Steppe. In 2008 Anatoly left Moscow for Munich, Germany. He then started to primarily focus on photography.

Pierre Chaumont

Reshaping Perennity

Flexspace (B)

Pierre Chaumont was born in 1987 in Libourne(France): he lives and works in Montréal (Canada). He spends his time between Montréal and Tokyo. His artworks were shown in United States, China, Japan, Greece, Slovenia and Canada. He is part of the  collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Laurentians, The Museum of Art in Lendava, Slovenia, the Loto-Quebec Collection, the New Ark Library collection and in many private collections.
S/N

A Taste of l’Avenir

Media Gallery (B)

Aunt Johaha : A Taste of l’Avenir is an existential cooking blog and web presence test kitchen. The project is an exploration in flavor through the Tardis-like concept of ‘the kitchen’. And it works through contemporary ideas of self expression through the development of of a social media persona using a Dr. Who style framework of protagonistic-multiplicity.The various Aunt Johahas of the the ages express their feelings and impart wisdom through an interconnected aggregate of culinary joy on Tumblr. Each iteration of Aunt Johaha, favors slightly different culinary approaches and express themselves in a slightly different light and a different relationship to food. Cooking blogs seek to share in an enthusiasm for flavor. Art blogs seek to contribute to the cultural context of the art world. Instagram showcases parts of our lives and careers and so on… By engaging in story building along with conceptual and culinary aggregation on multiple timelines and through a couple of formats (like a culinary blog) allows for a rambunctious and irreverent social commentary. Relationships to food and culture, and relationships among women are explored and displayed in a familial context. Sharing pictures of the youngest Aunt Johaha (a meat loving giggling baby known as The Lion Shark) through the lens of contemporary art draws unexpected conclusions through its juxtaposition of content through the social media platform of Instagram. Using the language of food blogs to develop personas to comment on gender doubles back on itself in an ironic idiom.     

S/N is a multi-disciplinary art group, which works extensively with, but not limited to, video, sound, animation, photography, and mobile media. The exhibitions often include performative elements and mediated footage, pushing both experimental and conceptual ideas around media.S/N members include Jennida Chase and Hassan Pitts who have been collaborating since 2008, receiving grants and awards, and their work has been exhibited and screened worldwide in various festivals, galleries and museums worldwide.Currently, Jennida serves as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Cinema and Photography and Hassan is the Technology Coordinator for the College of Mass Communication and Media Arts as well as the Executive Director of the Big Muddy Film Festival at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

 

Onnury Oh

For One

Gallery M

Onnury Oh has interest in hidden space between people and explores it. She said “Such space varies in terms of its shapes, colours and even smells depending on what kind of people we have met. I intend to express this phenomenon so that it could be seen through eyes. Moreover, I want to show a moment and emotion when such phenomenon is varying.” Therefore, the artist is intended to express ever changing human relationship under which unformatted and non-formal objects are mixed and accordingly new colours are created.

The artist, Onnury Oh ‘s representative art work<Relations between me and myself> expressed a procedure repeatedly that a person is seeking his or her position under static and parallel human relationship by repeating numerous circles. Numerous but limited colours are used to express other people excepting me are moving several times repeatedly.

Onnury Oh is an artist based on Seoul and London. She completed bachelor’s degree of graphic design in Seoul Institute of the Arts from 2012 to 2014, and also finished pre-master of graphic design in Kingston University London. In 2017, she graduated from Kingston University London with master’s degree of Art and Space. This artist works primarily on installation, painting, drawing and collage.  

This artist has interest in hidden space between people and explores it. She said “Such space varies in terms of its shapes, colors and even smells depending on what kind of people we have met. I intend to express this phenomenon so that it could be seen through eyes” Moreover, I want to show a moment and emotion when such phenomenon is varying. Therefore, the artist is intended to express ever changing human relationship under which unformatted and non-formal objects are mixed and accordingly new colors are created.

Heesoo Kwon

Welcome to Mamuk
Media Gallery (A)

I am a utopian dreamer. I dream of a world free of any prejudice, discrimination or violence. I am building an open-ended utopian world called “MaMuk” with imaginary characters and their episodes. I am unfolding MaMuk by marrying together my imagination and viewers’ feedback in the forms of a website/blog, novel, and magazine. The viewers become sources of the narrative, characters, and visual works. Through my artistic practice, I aim to connect with people with diverse backgrounds and help them, in turn, to connect, to understand and to empathize with each other.

I am building an open-ended utopian world called “MaMuk” where everyone exists without any prejudice, discrimination, and violence. I am unfolding MaMuk by marrying together my imagination and viewers’ feedback in the forms of a website/blog, novel, and magazine. The viewers become sources of the narrative, characters, and visual works. I hope my viewers will be participatory fans, as enthusiastic as those who follow a TV drama or a serial novel. They will express opinions and create derivative works to my fantasy world so that my work can continue to unfold endlessly without my presence. By MaMuk, I aim to connect with people with diverse backgrounds and help them, in turn, to connect, to understand and to empathize with each other.

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