Seen vs. Shown: Perspectives on Human Identity
Exhibition Opening Reception & Artist Talk:
Thursday, Nov. 3 @ 6 pm
On View: Nov. 3 - 30
Korean Cultural Center Washington, D.C.
2370 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Join us for the opening of Seen vs. Shown: Perspectives on Human Identity, a new exhibition of contemporary media art, photography, and video installation works by three young Korean artists: Jaeuk Kim, Ho Sung Kim, and Daphne Ji Yeon Jang.
By crossing boundaries of past, present, and future, this exhibition aims to demonstrate that for people in today's digital, technological, modern world, what is seen and what is shown do not always coincide. The primary medium is media art, employed through unique methods and techniques such as video collage, urban surveillance imagery, and display screen installation. Reminiscent of the famed father of video art, Paik Nam June (1932-2006), each of these three artists build on Paik's pioneering work to reveal definitions of human identity, emotion, and anonymity that typically go unseen because they were never intended to be shown.
The exhibition launches with a public opening reception and in-person introduction by several featured artists on Thursday, Nov. 3 at 6 p.m. and remains on view through November 30. Admission to the opening reception is free (RSVP required). No RSVP is required during regular walk-in hours (M-F,9am-noon & 1:30-5:30pm, excluding holidays).