Exhibitions at Atelier Hermès in 2021

2021
Joo Yeon Park 2021
Installation view by Joo Yeon Park, “Other Feathers”, Atelier Hermès, Seoul, 2021 © Sangtae Kim & Fondation d’entreprise Hermès
Joo Yeon Park 2021
Joo Yeon Park, “When a Nightingale Speaks of a Song”, six-channel sound installation, Atelier Hermès, Seoul, 2021 © Sangtae Kim & Fondation d’entreprise Hermès
Joo Yeon Park 2021
Joo Yeon Park, “Time in Thirteen Chapters”, ink and graphite on paper, Atelier Hermès, Seoul, 2021 © Sangtae Kim & Fondation d’entreprise Hermès
Joo Yeon Park 2021
Joo Yeon Park, “Time in Thirteen Chapters” (detail), ink and graphite on paper, Atelier Hermès, Seoul, 2021 © Sangtae Kim & Fondation d’entreprise Hermès
Nahm Hyun
Installation view of Nahm Hyun, “Burrowing at the Bottom of a Rainbow”, Atelier Hermès, Seoul 2021 © Sangtae Kim / Fondation d’entreprise Hermès
Nahm Hyun
Installation view of Nahm Hyun, “Burrowing at the Bottom of a Rainbow”, Atelier Hermès, Seoul 2021 © Sangtae Kim / Fondation d’entreprise Hermès
Nahm Hyun
Nahm Hyun, “Ghillie Suit with Zero Survival Rate”, 2020, Atelier Hermès, Seoul © Sangtae Kim / Fondation d’entreprise Hermès
Located within the Maison Hermès in Seoul, Atelier Hermès stands out for its support of the contemporary Korean artistic scene. Artistic director Soyeon Ahn oversees a rich programme that includes exhibitions by the laureates of the biannual Hermès Foundation Missulsang.

The spring 2021 season at Atelier Hermès opens with “Other Feathers”, a solo exhibition by London-based Korean artist Joo Yeon Park. In her work, Park explores notions of otherness, drawing on her own experience of living abroad since her teenage years. The five new works presented in the gallery reflect upon this feeling of a “deterritorialised” identity through the prism of language – a demanding medium which, Park suggests, for all its promise can never allow for total understanding. The exhibition brings together ancient and mythological references in a hybrid environment that blends sound, sculpture, drawing and writing.  

Nahm Hyun offers an insight into his highly original form of contemporary sculpture in an exhibition whose title – “Burrowing at the Bottom of a Rainbow” – is at once poetic and programmatic. In his work, he adopts an approach that turns classical technique on its head: voids and forms carved into polystyrene are subsequently filled with materials that, once hardened, take shape from within. The polystyrene is then removed and the sculpture turned upside-down, resulting in forms that resemble urban landscapes or church spires. By crafting his moulds from the outside in, Nahm Hyun introduces an element of chance into his creative process: particular chemical reactions can occur that alter the nature of the casting materials. Through this singular approach, he composes miniature universes that suggest communication towers sinking into weather-beaten natural formations and which evoke both generalised surveillance and futuristic ruins – all rendered in a striking rainbow of different colours.

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Visual arts
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Atelier Hermès
Seoul
South Korea
Atelier Hermès stands out for its support for the contemporary Korean artistic scene.
The first guest artist of 2021, Joo Yeon Park, draws on her own experience to explore notions of otherness.
Breathing new life into the field of contemporary sculpture, Nahm Hyun composes fascinating miniature universes.

Informations

Exhibition dates
  • Nahm Hyun, "Burrowing at the Bottom of a Rainbow", from 23/07/2021 to 03/10/2021
  • Joo Yeon Park, "Other Feathers", from 26/03/2021 to 06/06/2021
Practical information

Maison Hermès Dosan Park B1F
B1F 7, Dosan-daero 45-gil, Gangnam-gu, Séoul, Corée du Sud
+82-2-3015-3248

Free entrance

Curator

Soyeon Ahn