PS Sarubia is pleased to present “Out of the Blue,” a solo exhibition by Minkyu Hwang (b. 1986), from July 5 to August 4.
The exhibition is part of PS Sarubia’s ‘Open Call for Artists.’ This program has been ongoing since PS Sarubia opened in 1999. It aims to provide opportunities for artists by selecting artists based on their original thinking and experimental spirit, regardless of their age, career, or work tendencies.
Hwang Minkyu, who was selected in 2023, considers the collection of everyday scenes as a starting point for documenting the times. Thus, he shoots footage of his daily life and turns it into a mockumentary that blurs the boundaries between reality and fiction. These everyday images are combined with comics, movies, and social issues to create new narratives. In this exhibition, we can see his new approach to science fiction literature and the humanities, rather than the subcultural narratives of the 90s that he often utilized in his previous works. Also, we can see stories about disasters in life and the limits of humanity that are revealed in disasters, a topic that the artist constantly questions. In his new work < Jungwol (The first month of the year) > (2023), he interweaves the narratives of a wife and mother, showing the difficulties of living an independent life and the journey of finding an object to rely on.
In AVP Lab, Jeuno Kim’s (b. 1977) exhibition Movements That Matter will be accompanied by performances from July 15 to July 22. Both the exhibition and the performances need reservation.
Jeuno Kim is an artist who continues her artwork in various fields including text, place, performance, and art education. With a focus on diasporic identity, the artist researches issues of representation, feminist pedagogy, and comic book drawings. This exhibition explores the form of ‘performance-exhibition’. Performance- exhibition is a form that the artist has experimenting with to think about the place and time in which her work is exhibited.
Using textiles, drawings, prop objects, sound, and text, Movements That Matter discusses how the spaces we inhabit and collaborate in are connected to our memories and stories. The artist will inhabit the exhibition space for the duration of the exhibition. The space is rearranged with various forms of furniture and tools that the artist needs to live and work. Thus, this performance-exhibition is continuously created as the artist stays in the space and interacts with the audience. In the three performances, the artist reads text that interweave personal anecdotes and history to talk about the impact that the ambiguity of memory has had on the formation of queer identity.
The exhibition is a continuation of several projects by Jeuno Kim and curator Seewon Hyun under the same name. It offers a chance to glimpse the intersection of curating, performance, and exhibition that they have been collaborating on for many years.