Courtesy the Artsonje Centre
KOREAN CONTEMPORARY ART
Netherlands-based Korean artist Yang Ah Ham turns her focus on the art world itself.
In her work “‘Chocolate Head” , a series of head sculptures of famous curators around the world, the art world becomes an unusual subject in her multimedia solo show “Adjective Life in the Nonsense Factory” at Art Sonje Center in Korea in March – April 2010.
Her works which focus on the individual are defined, she says, by adjectives, rather than verbs or nouns.
As a companion piece to Ham’s melted chocolate sculptures, she has also produced a video called “Out of Frame” which captures performance art based around the chocolate heads. This series of works examines power and the tension it creates.
Another piece “Collected Anonymous 2006-2007,” features a collection of elastic hair bands that Ham found in the streets of Amsterdam. She brought them back to Korea and conducted DNA tests, even though there was little way of finding out whom the hair bands belonged to.
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