Arario Gallery Cheonan is pleased to present Sporadic Positioning, a group exhibition of eight actively practicing artists in Korea, from April 26th to June 10th, 2012.
Sporadic Positioning is a group exhibition presenting works by eight young Korean artists. The term ‘positioning’ from the title signifies re-establishing the comprehensive hypothetical images that derive from conventional notions of an actual specific subject, into properties that are distinguishably characteristic of that specific subject. Rather than acting upon a subject, positioning is about ‘situating’ the subject in the minds of the viewer. In the exhibition, eight artists continue to re-establish their positions as an artist in the art world. Repeatedly gathering and dispersing, and exchanging and severing, positioning in the works by eight artists thus reflect the sporadic and arbitrary topography of art in Korea.
Through a total of 42 works of sculpture, painting, video and installation presenting diverse aesthetic approaches of eight artists, Sporadic Positioning provides the opportunity to assess the extensive range of artistic outlooks in Korea. Furthermore, the various positioning of the eight artists encourages the audience to reflect on the current Korean art world at large from an analytical, expansive perspective.
Jiin Ha’s works are explorations of self and existence, delivered through the symbol of solitude and loneliness of islands. In this process, Ha seeks out her location at the borderlands of her own identity as recognized by others and her own self, and draws out her very own island of perfection. To Ha, individuals are floating islands, where she attempts to speak not of loneliness, but aloneness, as a philosopher Osho Rajneesh envisions it – it is a reference to one’s own being.