The Korean Cultural Center (KCC) in the Philippines will open “Eternal Light,” its first Korean media art exhibition for 2017 on Feb. 9 at the KCC Exhibit Hall in Taguig City.
It will showcase the works of Han Ho, a Korean contemporary artist and performer who integrates light in his artworks.
For his works, Han Ho has been described as a successor to the late world-renowned Korean-American video artist Nam June Paik, considered as the founder of video art and a recipient of the Geumgwan Order of Cultural Merit in 2007.
In “Eternal Light” Han Ho explores the nature of human emotions, inner conflict, and hope. He uses “hanji,” or Korean traditional paper, to combine light in his paintings to create a new form of art.
The artist also uses projected light in his art installations and different materials to choreograph patterns of reflected light.
An artist seminar will be held during the opening ceremony and Han Ho will have a live performance art at 3 p.m.
Han Ho has been using light as a medium for years. In 2015, he became Korea’s representative to the 56th Venice Biennale’s special exhibition, “Personal Structures.”
His works have been showcased in solo exhibits in Seoul, New York, Beijing and Paris.
He also participated in the exhibition of Palais de Tokyo in Paris, International Paper Art Biennale in Bulgaria, International Art Photo Festival Pingyao in China, and Empty area of Alien Aquazoo-Loebbecke Museum Ballhaus, Duesseldorf in Germany.
The ‘Eternal Light’ exhibition will run until April 28, 2017.
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