As part of the Korea/UK season, The Showroom in London presents a collaborative exhibition by the artist Jihyun Jung (b. 1986) and Jewyo Rhii (b. 1971). Their collaboration has focused on the narrative aspect of objects, and their installations bring together sculptures to create installations that evoke large and small-scale allegorical cityscapes.
Their exhibition at The Showroom, Dawn Breaks, features objects on wheels, with which they create a choreography within the space, introducing elements of speed and using physical presence to explore time and space. Each object becomes a sort of portable, collective theatre, reclaiming or mimicking the physicality of theatrical space and introducing it into the gallery. Jung and Rhii will invite people to participate in their work by interacting with their sculptures and through discussion. The Showroom was established in 1983 and is a space for contemporary art focused on collaborative approaches to cultural production within its locality and beyond. They commission and produce art and discourse; providing an engaging, collaborative programme that challenges what art can be and do for a wide range of audiences, including art professionals and the local community around Edgware Road, near central London. For Dawn Breaks, the collaboration between artist and curator is extended to members of the public through a series of workshops and collaborations.
Emily Pethick, Je Yun Moon
The Showroom, Korean Cultural Centre UK