Haeyoung Seo


8 Jun - 22 Aug 2017

Haeyoung Seo (South Korea)

During her time at ZK/U Haeyoung will conduct a street-portrait project titled City and People that uses Berlin and Seoul as its backdrop. This project aims at exploring ways to stimulate “communication” between places and people based on the physical relationships between those cities and their residents. 


City and People

Haeyoung always tries to make process-oriented sculpture through reflecting one’s physical conditions or life experiences to reject idealistic sculptures. Throughout her training in traditional sculpture, she felt that existing work methods push artists to take every possible means for the result and give inordinate meanings in it; and this makes the field of sculpture more authoritative and formal. It led her to question ‘What is contemporary sculpture? What type of work could I do as a woman and an artist?’ The work is a process of exploring the answer to this question and documenting her own life.

Motivated by her preference for mountains, Sculpting in a Mountain (2012~) is a process-centered sculptural project that made a foray into associating my everyday life with art. Carrying and using only materials she could carry herself to the mountain creating a work that is determend by her physical condition and the amount of materials and contents she could carry . Making Tools for Female Artists (2014~2016) is working on feministic collaborations through handicraft work in order to create a working environment that conforms to the female condition and situation. Additionally, she has been executing her own methodologies of sculpture throughout diverse projects.

Linked Events

22 Jun 2017 | 19:00

OPENHAUS 22/06/2017

OPENHAUS - open studios, installations, film screenings and resident talks with the OPENING of the Pop-Up Chess Palace - On Architecture, Ideology and Chess. more

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