For Blackout, Hong experiments with what happens to art-objects when they become over-exposed through a reverse-method of lighting, resulting in their disappearance. Traditionally, light has symbolised spiritual awakenings, transcendental experiences, a positivist framework, and renaissance-rationality/liberty. However, Hong's interest is in light's ability to distort its target, in this case his drawings and blinding his spectators. He explores the multiple manifestations of light as a professional implementation, conceptual tool and physical phenomenon.
In Blackout, Hong generates a destructive interference where light blurs his drawings' colours and shapes. The exhibition's centrepiece is Lucy in Black, a large black diamond mounted on the wall, which is distorted by lights shone not on the image – but into the eyes of the viewers. Through the reversed relationship between light and object, the atmosphere encourages viewers to rethink notions of conventional perception and contemporary enlightenment.
* Hal Foster, ‘Real Fictions’, Artforum, April 2017
3.00 – 4.10pm, Screening Programme
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Héloïse Delègue, Beverley Gadsden, Varvara Shavrova, Marios Stamatis, Joseph Steele, Emily Willey, Johanne Wort
4.30 – 6.40pm, Guest Contributors
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4.30 – 5.00pm, Ellen Kenyon Peers, 'Ana Key is Imagining Utopian Futures: Can art be used as a tool for change in contemporary politics?’
5 – 5.30pm, Emily Rosamond, 'Distortions'
5.30 – 6pm, Simone Rowat,' Forensic Aesthetics'
6.00 – 6.10pm, Guest Film Screening, Joey Holder, ‘Adcredo’ (2018)
6.10 – 6.40pm, Q&A
7 – 9pm, Private View
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8 – 8.10pm, Performance, Paul Gaudet, 'A Glimpse Inside (Introducing Darren Reeves)', Performed by Darren Reeves (2018)
Exhibiting Artists, Héloïse Delègue, Beverley Gadsden, Paul Gaudet, Samantha Greer, Parinot Kunakornwong, Norman Mine, Denis Mortell, Miriam Naeh, Serkan Sarier, Varvara Shavrova, Marios Stamatis, Joseph Steele, Emily Willey, Johanne Wort
Conspiracy of the Real: Artistic Perspectives in a Post-Truth Climate was developed by:
Paul Chapellier, Héloïse Delègue, Saskia Fischer, Beverley Gadsden, Paul Gaudet, Samantha Greer, Parinot Kunakornwong, James Low, Norman Mine, Denis Mortell, Miriam Naeh, Phillip Reeves, Serkan Sarier, Varvara Shavrova, Marios Stamatis, Joseph Steele, Emily Willey, Johanne Wort. Project supervision by: Kate Pickering and Sam Plagerson. Special thanks to Michael Newman and Borbála Soós. Produced in collaboration with Tenderpixel and the MFA Fine Art programme at Goldsmiths College.
Jang – Oh Hong (b Seoul, South Korea) lives and work in Seoul, South Korea. He holds an MFA from Goldsmiths University of London UK, 2009, and an MA in Sculpture from Chung - Ang University, South Korea, 2002. Selected solo exhibitions are Outer Space Embassy, 17717, Seoul KR; Welcome to the Cosmic World, Seong Buk Art Studio-Window Gallery, Seoul KR (both 2016); Unidentified Flying Existence, Space K, Daegu KR (2015); Cosmic Life, Amado Art Space, Seoul KR; Welcome Space Brothers!, PlaceMak, Seoul KR (both 2014); Lucy In Black, Window Gallery, Gallery Hyundai, Seoul KR (2013); Nowhere, Art Sunje Lounge Project, Art Sunje, Seoul KR (2012); Blackout, Tenderpixel, London, UK (2010). Selected group exhibitions include COEXISTENCE, Yangpyeong Art Museum, Yangpyeong, KR; Sculptures &, New Contemporary, Juliana Gallery, Seoul KR; Run the DMZ, Yanggu Porcelain Museum Yanggu KR; PLAY, Hello Museum, Seoul KR (all 2015); Infinity, Space K, Gwacheon KR (2014); Out Of Box, Hello Museum, Seoul KR; Contemporary Travel, Ilhyun Museum, Yangyang KR (2013); The Table, AK Gallery, Suwon KR; Abstraction Again, Space K, Gwacheon KR (2012); SAGS, The Woodmill, London UK (2011); The Alchemists, Edel Assanti, London UK; The Open West, Summerfield Gallery, Cheltenham UK and The Devil’s Necktie, The Woodmill, London UK (all 2010).
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