Solo show by Jina Park
Opening: Friday, 14 August 2020, 3 pm
Artist talk: Saturday, 22 August 2020, 4 pm
by Jina Park (Artist), Anan Lee (AR Design) and Isabelle Meiffert (Curator)
Exhibition Duration: 15 August – 30 August 2020
Opening hours: Thursday – Sunday, 2 – 7 pm
n The Guardians of Cabinets, a solo exhibition by Jina Park, visitors are invited to immerse themselves in their personal cabinet of curiosities.
Combining painting with augmented reality, the exhibition interrogates our relationship to foreign cultures.
Jina Park’s artistic process begins with collecting animals, plants, sculptures, and other objects from a wide variety of countries and epochs.
Taking them from museums, zoos, and botanical gardens, which often have an imperialist history, Park appropriates these sometimes violently collected objects and creatures and recasts them as symbols of the satisfaction of individual desire. She then decontextualizes and transforms them into dreamlike, surreal paintings.
For the first time in The Guardians of Cabinets, Park combines her paintings with site-specific augmented reality technology to create an immersive event.
In its form as a self-critical cabinet of curiosities, this multimedia exhibition not only interrogates the ideas of collection, exhibition, and our taste for sensationalism
but also offers an intelligent and sensual experience and suggests promising possibilities for the extension of painting in the digital age.
curated by Isabelle Meiffert
AR Design: Anan Lee
Design: Dokho Shin
Organized by NON Berlin
Supported by Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa
The exhibition is accessible according to the currently valid hygiene regulations.