May 25th - August 6th, 2023
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Entrée, Markeveien 4b
Entrée is proud to present a solo exhibition by Kim Hankyul opening
this Thursday at 6pm, coinciding with the opening day of the annual Bergen
The exhibition presents an immersive installation where virtual and physical
domains intersect in a landscape of screens, forms and
gestures, rich with references, the most explicit being Dancing
Baby (1996) (coined the first viral meme), computer icons, and Édouard
Manet's Olympia (1863), which positioned lower-class bodies to
the fore and as the holders of gaze.
Additionally, the kinetic sculptures constructed in steel build up a real-time
soundscape, merging with personal recordings. We are invited to uncover new
protocols of subjectivity based on “user identities'' in his spectacle of
Kim Hankyul (b.1990, Busan, South Korea) lives and works in Oslo. With
evocative soundscapes and mechanical movements, his works revolve around themes
such as violence, alienation, colonialism, religion, media community,
surveillance and control. He holds a bachelor in Aesthetics from Seoul National
University and a master in Art from The
Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design, University of Bergen. Hankyul was
awarded the Kistefos Prize at The Autumn Exhibition in 2021, and the 2022
Sparebankstiftelsen DNB’s grant for his work AV Buddha, exhibited
at Oslo Kunstforening before being included in the Astrup Fearnley Collection.
Recent solo exhibitions include Bildungsroman at Nitja Centre
for Contemporary Art, GUST at Gyldenpris Kunsthall and M.
Butterfly at KRAFT Bergen.
The exhibition is kindly supported by Bergen Municipality and Arts and Culture Norway.