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Open Studio: The Magic

Hyung-Min Yoon / artist in residence at KEX


image © artist

“ The past carries a secret index with it, by which it is referred to its resurrection. Are we not touched by the same breath of air which was among that which came before?...” (Walter Benjamin, On the concept of history)

Open Studio: The Magic introduces Hyung-Min Yoon’s realized and unrealized projects during the 10-week residence at Kunsthalle Exnergasse.
Yoon’s primary research was focused on hand gestures in sacred pictures inspired by Dürer’s “Praying Hands” in the Albertina Museum. The Magic, a series of 14 silkscreen prints on antique paper was produced during the residence as a result. Unrealized proposals deal with the artist’s ongoing interest in language as well as unique experience of time in the city characterized as Viennese coffee culture.

Accompanying program:
A conversation with curator Isin Önol
Live Jazz music with Akemi Takeya – “Love is in the refrigerator”
Screening “Midnight in Paris” by Woody Allen

Hyung-Min Yoon was born in Korea and lives and works in Vancouver, Canada since 2009. Yoon received her MFA from Chelsea College, University of Arts London. Yoon’s works have been exhibited internationally in Korea, Switzerland, UK and Canada. To see her recent projects, visit http://yoonhyungmin.com

Isin Önol, curator and writer, Vienna.
Akemi Takeya, dancer, choreographer, performer and musician, Vienna.

Beginning in 2012, the Kunsthalle Exnergasse (KEX) awards grants for artist residencies. Presently, the selection of the artists takes place in a constant cooperation with institutions and groups from the broader field of innovative artistic practices and research. KEX Residency 2013 one in cooperation with Audain Gallery, Vancouver, Canada.


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