Bernhard Knaus Fine Art: KYUNGWOO CHUN - Nine Editors - 18 Nov 2016 to 28 Jan 2016
Kyungwoo Chun, Nine Editors #3, 2014
C-Print, Aludibond, framed
90 x 73 cm Edition 4 + 1 AP
we are glad to inform you about the opening of the exhibition
KYUNGWOO CHUN - Nine Editors
on Wednesday, November 18, 2015, at 7 p.m.
The exhibition runs until January 28, 2016
This exhibition showcases the 2014 “Nine Editors” series of nine photographs that are based on a performance. For the work, the artist collaborated with nine female fashion journalists from Seoul, who are always on the lookout for the very latest fashion styles in order to present them to the general public in their blogs.
The artist asked them all to send him their favorite piece of clothing, and then invited them to visit him in his studio on their own. While there, the journalists were asked to put on the eight pieces of clothing submitted by the other journalists, and to improvise, such that they were dressed from head to toe. Kyungwoo Chun then photographed them for an exposure time of nine minutes.
In the second series of works exhibited, “Interpreters” Kyungwoo Chun takes his cue from historical photographs taken around 1900 during the Joseon Dynasty in Korea. He gave these to ten painters living in Bremen and asked to make realistic paintings of them. The different cultural codes of the historical photographers and the painters resulted in reinterpretations of the original photographs, which in turn Kyungwoo Chun photographed.
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