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Could We Love Machines? Korean Artist Geumhyung Jeong’s Performative Robots Test Our Empathy / Artnet

posted 15 June 2021

Geumhyung Jeong is gently tinkering with a robot. From the nose up, it has a human head; there’s a wheel where the jawline should be.

The South Korean artist and choreographer, who traveled to Berlin to install her solo exhibition at Galerie Klemm’s for Gallery Weekend, radiates confidence as she tools with the fragile machine. She’s entirely self-taught in robotics—wires and batteries are to the Seoul-based artist what paint might be to a painter.

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