Prayers no.1-39

Hong, Y (2022) Prayers no.1-39. In: Scoring the Words, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea, 1 September - 20 November 2022.

Item Type: Exhibition
Creators: Hong, Y
Abstract: This work takes a photo archive of Korea’s modern and contemporary history as a starting point. The archives she used in the work are related to the urban landscape of Korea during the modernization and the history of resistance for freedom. In this work, the artist selects partial silhouettes in photos depicting specific events and situations, creating embroidery in very simple lines. Through this process, the image as a specific event captured in photo documentation is re-described as a ‘photo-score.’ Each embroidered stitch of a drawing becomes a musical note while intersecting threads become a score to play an event. The bodies of the crowd that reacted to the event, gunpowder smoke, and slogans take different forms of lines, notes, and sheet music. They spread out as they become songs and scores for words that reinterpret the event. Exhibited at Scoring the Words, Seoul Museum of Art. Scoring the Words reflects on ‘poetry,’ SeMA’s exhibition agenda in 2022. The exhibition proposes itself as a piece of poetry and the practice of artists as poetic words evoking the common imagery or affect. The exhibition observes ‘Asia’ as a field of discourse and expression, ripe with the language of practice. Therefore, the exhibition examines the practice of artists who have been working in Asia or delving with the discourses around Asia, observing them along with the attributes of poetry as a song of the collective and a language of resistance. Observing the political, social, and cultural movements and phenomena that are simultaneously unfolding in and around Asia, the exhibition examines how the common (un)consciousness and senses are constructed and expressed in Asia today with artists who speak about them.
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Date: September 2022
Event Location: Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea
Number of Pieces: 1
Divisions: Bath School of Art, Film and Media
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2024 11:05
Last Modified: 16 Jan 2024 10:25
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