Two joint exhibitions at DC’s Culture House
The Korean Cultural Center Washington, D.C. (KCCDC) and Culture House (CH) proudly present two joint exhibitions collectively featuring six digital video works by three Korean artists and one large-scale outdoor mural by a Korean-American artist that explore themes of pandemic recovery and symbols of longevity, respectively. Together, these two exhibitions occupy nearly the entire art space at Culture House, a vibrant and unique arts venue located in Southwest Washington, D.C. dedicated to creativity and community.
The Day After, on display in Culture House’s gallery, examines the spatial, emotional, and physical effects of the unexpected changes to life and environment brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. Korean media artists Ivetta Sunyoung Kang, Su Hyun Nam, and Jayoung Yoon explore several key themes of this globally shared experience: relief from anxiety through the connection of body and mind, preciousness of the mundane and ordinary life, and the relationship between the mind and matter. The Day After seeks to provide an opportunity to heal trauma caused by the pandemic and to discover new perspectives on life in its wake.
Crane Dancers, on display in the Avant Garden, features a single 120-foot-long site-specific mural installation by Julia Chon, known also by the artist’s name Kimchi Juice. Chon’s sweeping outdoor mural is a new reinterpretation of the traditional Korean symbols of longevity infused with a colorful pop art twist. Incorporating a prominent Korean aesthetic in much of her work, Chon merges her ancestry and traditions with contemporary sensibilities to convey the nuances of the Korean diaspora.
The Day After remains on display from September 18 through November 20, 2021 (walk-in hours are 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturdays only) and Crane Dancers remains on display from September 4 through January 30, 2022 (viewable 24/7).
Category: Arts | Visual Arts | Galleries / Art
Date: Starts Sat, Sep 18, 2021 and Ends Sat, Nov 20, 2021