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JANG Minseung

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관리자 2020-09-05 13:20

Born 1979 in Seoul, South Korea

Lives in Seoul

JANG Minseung, voiceless-pitch-dark, 2014, Single channel video, B&W, sound, 25min

MOCA Busan collection

JANG Minseung works across various disciplines including sculpture, furniture design, photography, video, and sound, addressing place and cultural and social issues. In 2005 he exhibited sculptural installations  influenced by his interest in furniture design. In these works furniture is seen not as objects that draw attention to themselves, but as items that reflect their environment and culture. Instead of function or appearance, JANG emphasized the setting of these furniture, and documented them in photographs that reflect different cultural and social patterns of behavior. Su Seong Sip Gyeong is a series of photographs taken between 2008-2009 that document the demolition of Okin Simin Apartment Complex. This apartment complex was built in 1971 as part of the first municipal plan to construct Western-style multi-unit housing in Seoul, and was demolished in 2008 to restore the city’s traditional landscape. The photographs document a vanishing landscape, capturing views of Inwangsan from the demolition site.

 

JANG’s synesthetic exhibition The Moments (2012) was a collaboration with musician Jung Jaeil. The exhibition invited the audience to encounter the sea via media work presenting special audiovisual memories and experiences. Nature is an important thematic and aesthetic element in JANG’s work. His film Over There (2018) documented Hallasan and the seascapes around Jeju over a period of 1,000 days, capturing momentary glimpses of appearance and disappearance, life and death. The video installation Voiceless (2014) addressed the sorrow and tragedy of lives lost to national disasters, and extended a message of consolation to the victims and the families of victims of the Sewol Ferry sinking. The desolation and vastness of a dark ocean representing historical tragedy, the use of sign language and the gestures of the actors together constitute a tribute, a sort of wreath laid in communal sorrow and to grieve those who do not have a share in the world.

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