Dates: 2019.7.7- 7.28 10am- 17pm Fri, Sat, Sun
Opening: 2019.7.7 2:00pm-3:30pm
The artist would like to acknowledge support from Arts Council Korea.
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UK-based artist duo Hanqing & Mona (China and S. Korea) have been invited to undertake the six-week summer residency in Yamakiwa Gallery. The artists have created a series of site-specific installations in response to the gallery space, a former historic farmhouse in Kamiebiike village.
Hanqing & Mona’s new work combines photography, house remnants, and industrial materials which local villagers use for remodelling purposes. The work reflects the ever-changing natural environment and its fluid relationship with local human construction.
The artists developed their practice inspired by the daily life activities and movements in the gallery, seeking to reveal the historic, once disused space. Their work traces the material connection with the house’s exterior, questions how natural elements are coexistent with, intertwined with, and transformed into artificial materials, while the human construction is yet being re-occupied by nature.
Hanqing & Mona studied photography and sculpture at the Royal College of Art (London). Their works have been exhibited at institutions including the Institute of Contemporary Art, Camden Art Centre, Talbot Rice Gallery and OCI Museum of Art. As a duo they are members of the Royal British Society of Sculptors, and winners of the New Contemporaries, Gilbert Bayes Award, and OCI Young Creatives.