<I Think That’s My Spoon>
Dongho Kang, Jiieh G Hur
For Paris Internationale 2023, Whistle presents <I Think That’s My Spoon>, a duo presentation by two Korean contemporary artists, Dongho Kang and Jiieh G Hur.
The interpretation of an object can change within a sentence depending on the language used but also the context provided; understanding a text message can differ from a spoken conversation over the phone. The artists cultivate their unique languages within their works through the continuous exploration of diverse mediums. <I Think That’s My Spoon> offers multifaceted sensory experiences through visual and auditory elements to experiment with the boundaries of perception.
Dongho Kang (b. 1994, Korea) explores the logic of film through visual-perceptual devices and genre taxonomy, examining the autonomous capacity of objects in their production and the channeling of plot and emotion without human influence. Kang often selects images that evoke a sense of unease or distance and then translates these experiences of disconnection into his paintings. Taking stray photos as a point of departure, he expands the inherent capability of the object within its form, color and texture.
Jiieh G Hur (b. 1982, Korea) showcases an exquisitely delicate, multidisciplinary practice that explores perception and sensation and realizes its physical result through sculpture, sound, installation and drawing. Her works are highly labor-intensive and time-consuming, their fragile nature belying the artist’s meticulous calculations and condensed emotions. Her installation methods encapsulate time-and-specific moments and create integral links between corporal memory and momentary engagement.
Dongho Kang (b. 1994, Korea) received his BFA in Fine Art from Korea National University of Arts, and his MFA from the same institution. He has held solo exhibitions Detachment, Whistle, Seoul (2023) ; Bastards, Keep in Touch Seoul, Seoul (2020); and NEVERMORE, Weekend & 2/W, Seoul (2019); his work has been shown in multiple group exhibitions at Kimsechoong Museum, Keep In Touch, and WESS, among others.
Jiieh G Hur (b. 1982, Korea) graduated from Otis College of Art and Design with a BFA in Sculpture/New Genres and received her MFA in Ceramics from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her solo exhibitions include let’s meet after the thunderstorm (2021, Alter Ego, Seoul) and Electric Smash (2019, Whistle, Seoul). Her work has been exhibited at South South (Online project), Art Basel Miami (Positions sector) and in group exhibitions.