Choi&Lager Gallery is pleased to announce its participation in the Asia Now art fair, where we will be presenting works by Korean artists Kim Ayoung and Oh Heinkuhn.
Offering a broad selection of some of the best contemporary Asian Art during October’s Paris art week , the fair acts as a curatorial platform, promoting the Asian contemporary scene and artistic conversation between East and West.
The artist Kim Ayoung has produced a series of research-based works dealing with the distorting effect of time and how certain events are recorded and remembered differently according to their historical context. Interested in the relationship between language, sound and image, as, Kim draws on her skills as a script-writer, director, a sound engineer and diagram-maker to create narratives in various forms. Her works are experiments on script writing and narrative structures in themselves, on linguistic and sonic levels.
Kim Ayoung’s practice invites us to rediscover sensations or memories hidden in the folds of time. Her text posters, parodying nineteenth century advertising posters, are characteristic of the artist’s work; posters, leaflets and newspaper parodies are all parts of her artistic language and universe.
Born 1979 in Seoul, Kim holds a Masters degree for Chelsea College of Arts in London, has participated in selected group shows, screenings and performances worldwide and received multiple awards such as the Young Artist of the Year Award from the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism Korea. Just recently, she had a performance with the Opera Nationale de Paris and an exhibition at Palais de Tokyo. She was also the first Korean artist to be invited by Palais de Tokyo Residency Programme(Le Pavillon Neuflize OBC) and now she won a one year residency at Cité des arts in Paris, selected by Samsung Culture Foundation.
Documentary photographer Oh Heinkuhn records specific groups of people that present a certain type of social convention produced by Korean society over the past 10 years. Well-known for his 1999 solo exhibition Ajumma: Portraits of Married Middle-Aged Women in Korea, which documented “ajummas” ( a derogatory term synonymous with tackiness and housewifery) he has since continued in this taxonomical vein, producing studies of high-school girls in uniform and makeup enthusiasts. In doing so, Oh reveals the common notions and stereotypes that are influenced by entertainment media in Korean society.
Born in 1963, Oh Heinkuhn graduated from the Brooks Institute of Photography and studied film and photography at Ohio University.
He received the “Photographer of the Year“ award by Dong Gang Photography 2011.