GUILD HALL GALLERY - September 12- November 10, 2018
Between Dislocation and Settlement
September 12- November 10, 2018
September 29th, Saturday 12-2PM
Guild Hall Gallery, ceiling installation - Hyong Nam AHN
“Arirang Grace - Between Dislocation and Settlement “is a mixed media exhibition of Korean contemporary art showcasing 17 artists and one composer who are Korean born but live and work in three different countries namely, South Korea, North Korea, and America.
김명희 Myong Hi KIM, Painting with Video
김차섭 Tchah Sup KIM, Mixed Media Painting
김영미 Young Mi KIM, Painting
김홍희 Hong Hee KIM, Photography
김봉중 Bong Jung KIM, Multimedia Collage
Joon KIM, Photography
Nam June PAIK, Pen and Newspaper
Kun Hak RI, Painting
박유아 Yoo Ah Park, Painting and Video
배삼식 Sam Sik BAE, Painting
안 준 Jun AHN, Photography
안형남 Hyong Nam AHN, Multimedia Installation
오케잇 Kate OH, Folk Painting
장진원 Jinwon CHANG, Painting
최계근 Gye Kun CHIO, Ink Painting
한규남 Kyu Nam HAN, Painting
홍 범 Buhm HONG, Video Installation
황이주 Yijoo E HWANG, Musical Arrangement -
Arirang + Amazing Grace for Quintet
The exhibition brings artists from three different national, geographical, and cultural backgrounds whose relationship to or more precisely whose sense of belongingness to Korea may vary from one another.
Under one giant umbrella of a new and re-connected Korea, albeit it still has not been realized, Arirang Grace provides a fractal facet of what might be considered as contemporary Korean art with emphasis on the notions of nomadic wanderings and the settlements.
By presenting plural Korean experiences through creative expressions of the artists, and by searching for the common grounds where the disparate cultures collide and mingle, Arirang Grace conveys that the Korean or Korean art for that matter is not a monolithically defined concept but is a fluid, layered, and morphing notion which is constantly evolving and expanded; it is much like the notions of Arirang and Grace themselves.
The artists' subjects range from small experiences of everyday life both in their homeland and abroad to bright and dark memories of Korean society and history.
Through the work, the artists offer commentary on the issues of representation (identities) as well as on their psychosocial and economical cultural conflicts, struggles, and (dis)connections (identifications)to a dual or multiple traditions, and to the resistance and mutative nature of those cultural customs and merits attached to traditions.
By addressing viewer's attention to a major diplomatic breakthrough in April 18 as North and South Korea signed the Panmunjeom Declaration for Peace, Prosperity and Unification of the Korean Peninsula, it is our hope that the current peace and reconciliation movement will lead to an eventual Korean reunification.
This exhibition was curated by Inhee Iris Moon
Lorraine Laken, 914-669-5033
Hammond Museum and Japanese Stroll Garden
28 Deveau Road. North Salem, NY 10560-2115
This program is made possible, in part, by Arts Westchester and additional funding from M&T Bank.
Also sponsorships by the Grace Foundation, ICP (International Contents Platform), SIA & Company, and FAZI
For more information, please call (914) 669-5033 or email firstname.lastname@example.org