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Gallery 2, 《The Snark: Suddenly Vanishing Away》

05 Jan 2021 - 06 Feb 2021


The exhibition The Snark: Suddenly Vanishing Away features artwork that reflects on the “Snark,” a figure in the eight-part epic nonsense literature poem The Hunting of the Snark: An Agony in Eight Fits (1876) by Lewis Carroll (1832-1898). It is the adventure tale of people from different professions who sail off together to capture the Snark, an imaginary animal of ambiguous nature. As they hunt the beast, they each imagine the object of their fear and anxiety as they perceive it. The Snark is thus presented as an unfamiliar being with both a fluid and mutable identity and no identity at all; not present in reality, it is the common target of the characters who appear, and at the same time it operates as another fearsome fiction produced from within inner desire and emptiness. What the exhibition focuses upon is the Snark as a presence that abandons all logic and order, stitched together against the backdrop of the object’s dark shadow. It speaks to the objects and situations that potentially threaten us at any moment in our actual lives. It may represent an allegory for our attitude in facing loneliness, crisis, frustration, and silence in our most private moments.

Curated by Serena Choo
Participating Artists : Eun Chun, Sueyon Hwang, Jong Oh, Minhong Pyo, Jeongsu Woo

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