Yongseok Oh is a Korean-born artist who emphasizes the crossing of the past and the present, and of the real and the imagined, by creating a visual collage of stills, moving images and cinemas. He explores the structure of the cinema and daily life and collapses a certain cinematic narrative through collage techniques.
He has been recognized widely and his works have been shown at various international biennales including Seoul Media City Biennale, 2006; Shanghai Biennale, 2006; Seville Biennale, 2008; Biennale of Cuvee, Lintz, 2008 and Moscow Biennale, 2011. Selected group exhibitions include: Thermocline of Art, ZKM, Karlsruhe, 2007; Metamorphosis, Espace Louis Vuitton, Paris, 2008; CINEMA SIM, Itau Culture, San Paulo, 2008; Trance POP, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, 2008; The Imaginary Line, Gallery Hyundai, Seoul, 2009; Textual Landscapes, Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery, New York, 2009; Sporadic positioning, Arario gallery, Cheonan, 2012 and Plateau, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, 2012. Recently, he collaborated on a project with L`OCCITANE, Paris.
Residents from South Korea
According to Clément Rosset, “philosophical illusionism is to announce meaning without demonstrating it, in the same way the magician brings his audience to see vanished objects by the mere power of suggestion.” The illusion, of course, occurs on the sly, in successive shifts. Just as sweat nestles in the pores of the skin, these stealthy yet controlled slips lie in the shadows, echoes and reflections of the world. Illusion, in its way, is an ode to gradualness. A fine line divides illusion from enticement, and Hugues Reip often crosses that line.
Hugues Reip’s (born 1964 in Cannes) recent solo exhibitions include Black Soul, Crystal Palace, Bordeaux; Archéocinéma, Kiné-Vision et autres Fantasmagories animées Le Nouveau Festival #2, MNAM Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Parallel Worlds, M.O.T Museum, Tokyo and Eden, Safn Museum, Reykjavik. He also participated in the Dallas Biennale, Dallas Contemporary, Dallas; Futur Antérieur, Galerie du Jour-agnès b, Paris; À la Croisée des Images – vidéos de la collection Neuflize Vie, Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris; Echoes, Centre Culturel Suisse, Paris; Bob & Breakfast, Galerie Nelson-Freeman, Paris; New Wave Atlanta, Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design Gallery, Georgia State University, Atlanta; 8e Nuit Blanche, Jardin du Luxembourg, Paris; V3 (Valosag a Kobon), 2B galéria, Budapest; Georges Méliès / Hugues Reip, Cinémathèque Française, Paris; Cosmos: en busca de los orígenes. De Kupka a Kubrick, TEA Tenerife Espacio de Las Artes, Santa Cruz de Tenerife and Presque Rien, Nylo (Living Art Museum), Reykjavik. He is the leader with Jacques Julien of the music band SPLITt. They have produced 3 records and performed at places including: Centre Culturel Suisse, Paris; In My Box, MNAM Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Le Cargö, Caen. (Greil Marcus , The Beauty & The Beast); Steve McQueen Opening, Galerie Marian Goodman, Paris; Dogbowl / SPLITt, Le Deuxième Bureau, Genève and Summer WARM UP festival, PS1, New-York. Reip recently created an installation in the new Montrouge subway station in Paris and teaches art in the architecture school of L’école nationale supérieure d’architecture de Paris La Villette, Paris.
Residents from France
In her site-specific installations, videos and video installations, Anja Kempe deals with the unknown of physical space and the potential of movement. She develops architectural extensions that augment space. Her dynamic images of space act as expansive choreographies for the viewer. Her latest works deal with the body itself. She brings together the individual memory of the body and the collective memory of individual movements.
Anja Kempe (born 1973) was educated at the Karlsruhe University of Art and Design and at the Academy of Media Arts, Cologne. She has exhibited internationally in group shows and solo exhibitions including at z33, Hasselt; Ars Electronica Campus, Linz; Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart; Museum Schloss Moyland; Kunstverein Leipzig; NGBK Berlin; Interfood Vitrine, Aachen; Kunstraum Kreuzberg, Berlin; Art Cologne and Young Artist Project, Daegu. Kempe lives and works in Leipzig where she teaches at the Academy of Visual Arts.