From May 11 to June 10, Museumhead, located in Gyedong, will present Ryu Hansol (b. 1989)’s solo exhibition Every Body, Come On! Yo! This exhibition brings together the artist’s work across multiple media, including video, sculpture, painting, drawing, performance, and photography.
The artist’s video works are influenced by gore films and comics, and she has been expressing the deformation, damage, and decomposition of the body in her works. The exhibition includes a series of ‘Human Body Disassembly-Show’ works, which began around 2011, in which the human body is considered as a collection of parts, each with its own individuality, and the body parts and internal organs are separated and exist separately. In addition, images of pierced torsos, broken heads, overflowing saliva, and scattered bodies with clear blood stains fill the exhibition space.
For the artist, the human body is not a ‘unity’ but a collection of individuals that can be scattered, broken, and decomposed. <Happy Birthday To Me> (2023), a new work presented for the first time in this exhibition, attempts to turn the human body inside out after it is broken into fragments. The form of the body, which rejects the given conditions and moves freely, brings a kind of liberation and pleasure. The body in the inverted world expands into infinite space.
Every Body, Come On! Yo! brings together images of deconstructed and inverted bodies, with no indication of ownership or affiliation, to throw a raucous party, creating a sense of disorientation from the tactile reality of blood-soaked bodies.
From May 16 to June 6, the M2 Project Room at the Lee Ungno Museum in Daejeon will host an exhibition by Yonghwa Park (b. 1983), the first of six artists selected for the seventh edition of the ‘2023 Young Artist Project Art Lab Daejeon (Related Links)’. Starting with Park’s work in May, the exhibition will highlight the work of a different artist every month until September.
The artist will present 15 works created since 2020 under the theme of ‘Unable to capture it fully’ The artist’s works in this exhibition feature scenes of zoos. However, animals are not the main characters in the works, but rather the sculptures and artificial spaces used to confine them, such as steel cages, artificial trees, and rocks.
The animals in the works are erased eyes, expressionless faces, and faded desires; they look more like display sculptures on a shelf than living beings. In addition, in some works, ball-shaped forms of disparate colors appear and appear to be objects that exist for people to see and enjoy rather than living beings.
Through the theme of the Zoo the artist expresses on canvas the contradictions and anxiety felt in the unstable space of reality about the unpredictable future and precarious feelings felt in unfamiliar places. In particular, he pays attention to objects trapped in artificial, and her works reflect the disparate feelings she felt when he visited the zoo as an adult after enjoying and frequenting it as a child.