About The Event
The Korean Cultural Centre India, Embassy of the Republic of Korea, is presenting a group exhibition of works featuring ten Korean and Indian artists. Ten Korean and Indian artists will be featured in the show: Narae Jin(Korea), Bokyung Jun(Korea), Goun Seo(Korea), Siren Eun Young Jung(Korea), Gagan Singh(India), Leena Kejriwal(India), Rakhi Peswani(India), Aditi Nagarath & B. Ajay Sharma(India) and Vandana K(India).
The exhibition uses feminism as stepping stone to reflect upon and understand alternative perspectives on issues of gender, identity, trans nationalism, power, tolerance, environment, animal rights, cyborg and machine civilization, by using a variety of media such as painting, sculpture, photography, video/film and installation. This collaborative show aims to facilitate the broadening and exchange of perspectives, starting with gender issues, which have been discussed increasingly over the years, both in India and Korea. The exhibition has been curated by artist Narae Jin, co-founder of ETC (a Korean artist collective) and supported by Korean Cultural Centre India and LG India.
Narae Jin will present a media installation jointly produced with fellow Korean artists Myungseok Chae and Jeonghoon Lee. Goun Seo showcases her paintings on catastrophe, Delhi-based artist Gagan Singh will present his set of drawings titled ‘the problem with stairs!’ where he uses the metaphor of stairs to talk about his life in the city. Artist-poet duo B.Ajay Sharma and Aditi Nagarath use a mixed media installation to look at gender, sexuality and spirituality through one other’s standpoints. More artists from Korea and India explore multiple dimensions in our society.
The Republic of Korea is a small country on the far eastern edge of Asia. Although it ranks 109th in the world in terms of land area, the country is a center of economic activity, culture, and arts. Korea was colonized by Japan in the early 20th century and later had to endure the Korean War (1950-53), but it has achieved amazing economic growth in a short period, dubbed "the Miracle on the Han River."
Today, Korea is an industrial nation standing tall on the world stage. Its semiconductor, automobile, shipbuilding, steel making, and IT industries are on the leading edge in global markets. It hosted the 1988 Seoul Olympics and the 2002 FIFA World Cup Korea/Japan. More recently, Korean dramas, movies, and music are attracting many audiences in Asian countries and beyond, creating what is being called the "Korean Wave."