Exhibitions at l'Atelier Hermès in 2017

20 May 2017
4 Feb 2018
KIM Yoonha, "O philoi, oudeis philos", 2017 © Kiyong NAM
KIM Minae, "Façade", 2017, PVC tent, steel frame, lightings, adhesive sheets, Dimension variable, © Kiyong Nam / Fondation d'entreprise Hermès
KIM Yoonha, "O philoi, oudeis philos" exhibition view, 2017 © Kiyong NAM
"O philoi, oudeis philos" exhibition view, 2017, © Kiyong Nam / Fondation d'entreprise Hermès
KIM Minae, "O philoi, oudeis philos" view of exhibition facade, 2017 © Kiyong NAM
KIM Yoonha, "On the accidental, on the uncomfortable that inclined to leave alone, howbeit on the corrupt means that is unable to be intended, while propagating to perform the former life, then finding out the boundary" © Kiyong Nam
Yangachi, " Galaxy, Love" exhibition view 2017 © Nam Kiyong
Yangachi, "When Two Galaxies Merge", exhibition view, © Kiyong Nam / Fondation d'entreprise Hermès
Yangachi, "When Two Galaxies Merge" exhibition view, 2017 © Nam Kiyong
Yangachi, "When Two Galaxies Merge," exhibition view, © Kiyong Nam / Fondation d'entreprise Hermès
Rosa Maria Unda Souki, On the Corner of Londres and Allende Streets (1938-1954)
Rosa Maria Unda Souki, "On the Corner of Londres and Allende Streets (1938-1954)", exhibition view, 2017, © Kiyong Nam / Fondation d'entreprise Hermès
Rosa Maria Unda Souki, On the Corner of Londres and Allende Streets (1938-1954)
Rosa Maria Unda Souki, "On the Corner of Londres and Allende Streets (1938-1954)", exhibition view, 2017, © Kiyong Nam / Fondation d'entreprise Hermès
Kim Yunkyoung, curator of the Atelier Hermès, is exploring the story of the venue in a series of exhibitions entitled "Revisit the Past". "To better understand the present, and to pursue the path we are taking." Three exhibitions in 2017. Three visions of the story. In the past, the present and the future.

"Revisit the Past" is the chosen theme for the year 2017 at the Atelier Hermès in Seoul. Designed to mark the reopening of the space following renovation works, the programme is made up of three sections that each question the past in order to trace a path towards the future.

Kim Minae, Kim Yunha, Kim Heecheon, Park Kijong, Baek Kyungho and Yoon Hyangro. Six emerging artists, each personally invited by curator Kim Yunyoung, who have assembled for an enriching dialogue concerning works "between the past and the present, between the present and the future". Looking ahead to a collaborative future. The exhibition’s title – "O philoi, oudeis philoi" – borrows an ancient saying attributed to Aristotle, stressing the "duality of friendship, its potential and its impossibility". A resolutely forward-thinking exhibition.

"When Two Galaxies Merge"is the second exhibition in 2017 at the Atelier Hermès. This distinctive project – part-exhibition, part-performance, where "anything is possible" – is the brainchild of Korean artist Yangachi. The space is reconceived as a stage ready to host a performance, a series of sculptures in light and sound, and four videos. Six key themes, intimating at uncertainty: the Continental Drift Club (a secret society dedicated to the legacy of the German scientist Alfred Wegener), 5G, insomnia, Seoul, hypnosis and love. Like that moment "when the un-encounterable encounter, or when the inevitably encounterable do so, which is akin to a moment when love begins".

Rosa Maria Unda Souki has traced the artistic journey of Frida Kahlo. The artist’s in-depth study of the Mexican icon’s home, the Casa Azul, has resulted in a series of 55 drawings and 55 oil paintings. "On the Corner of Londres and Allende Streets (1938-1954)" presents a selection of works from this series, accompanied by a documentary about Rosa Maria Unda Souki’s research. A chance to reassess a hidden history of art and women.

 

Disciplines
Visual arts
Lieu
Atelier Hermès
Séoul
South Korea
An enriching dialogue concerning works "between the past and the present, between the present and the future".
A distinctive project, part-exhibition, part-performance, where "anything is possible".
A chance to reassess a hidden history of art and women.

Informations

Exhibition dates
  • Rosa Maria Unda Souki"On the Corner of Londres and Allende Streets (1938-1954)", from 12/07/2017 to 02/04/2018
  • Yangachi, "When Two Galaxies Merge", from 09/08/2017 to 11/22/2017
  • "O philoi, oudeis philoi", from 05/20/2017 to 07/23/2017
Practical information

MAISON HERMÈS 
DOSAN PARK B1F 7, Dosan-daero 45-gil, Gangnam-gu
Seoul, South Korea

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Curator

Kim Yunkyoung