Park Chan-kyong

Tina Kim Gallery

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Tina Kim Gallery presents the first solo exhibition in the U.S. of Park Chan-kyong (b. Seoul, 1965), one of Korea’s foremost interdisciplinary and multi-media artists. The show will present selected works from the past decade, offering a glimpse into Park’s moving installations exploring Korea’s North-South relations, in addition to photography, photomontages, and films on shamanic ritual and tradition.

Best known for his films–including Night Fishing (2011), which earned the Golden Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2011–Park Chan-kyong creates powerful art installations using photography, writing and sound. His work frames the many cultural undercurrents that underlie Korea’s history including Buddhism, Christianity and shamanism as well as the hyper-capitalism and communism that currently govern the partitioned nation states. This fraught mix informs his deeply moving work Three Cemeteries (2009), an installation that uses sound and photography to document groups displaced during WWII and the Korean War, and the way geography remains tragically contested even in death. This interest in geopolitics and modernity is a recurring theme in Park’s films and video work such as the aforementioned Night Fishing as well as Power Passage (2004-7), a two-channel video that juxtaposes historical events to weave a phantasmagorical tale of technology and war. Mixing the space race, Hollywood science fiction and North Korea’s attempt to dig a tunnel under Seoul, Park deftly showcases the way fact can be stranger than fiction.



from May 05, 2016 to July 01, 2016

Opening Reception on 2016-05-05 from 18:00 to 20:00


Park Chan-kyong

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