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
John Kørner works with ’problems’ as an omnipresent phenomenon in his work. His approach to this phenomenom is to comment on existing dilemmas with his soft, poetic paintings, which when viewed more closely, have a strong dramatic undertone. Kørner mainly works on canvas, but also with ceramics and other materials to form extensive installation works. His latest installation Caught, which is still on view at the Herning Museum of Contemporary Art, is a comment on the way museums seem to capture and hold art and viewers as prisoners.
John Kørner lives and works in Copenhagen. He graduated from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in 1998. His work has recently been shown in Denmark, England, Germany, the USA and France among others. His paintings are part of collections worldwide including: ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum; the Museum of Modern Art, Ishøj; Frederik VII’s Palace, Amalienborg, Copenhagen; National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen; Tate Gallery, London; The Saatchi Collection, London; The Rubell Family Collection, Miami and the Wilfreid Cooreman Collection.
Residents from Denmark
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.