2019 Season I
GYUN HUR (USA)
Artist Statement/ BiographyGyun Hur is interested in constructing a visual and psychological space where narratives of diasporic labor and loss reside. In her performative installations, she experiments with a site where improvised rituals and materials converge. In one recent installation, a community of people around her and she carefully disassembled and hand- shredded collected silk flowers, then laid them on floor, replicating Gyun’s mother’s wedding blanket patterns, seck-dong. The methodical destruction and labor-intensive reassembly of the silk flowers create an aesthetic happening, turning public or art space into an introspective site of dialogues. Through the menial process of making, selective collections of found objects transform into a poignant residuum of the past and the present. The installed materials are sentimental and sensory.
Gyun Hur is an interdisciplinary artist whose experience as an immigrant daughter deeply fuels her practice. She has performed and exhibited in Canada, China, Italy, Turkey, and the United States. Gyun recently completed BRICworkspace, Pratt Fine Arts Residency, and Danspace Project Platform Writer-in-Residence. Her works have been featured in Art In America, Art Paper, Sculpture, Art Asia Pacific, Public Art Magazine Korea, Hong Kong Economic Journal, Yahoo! Tech, Huffington Post, and more. Gyun has contributed as a writer in The Brooklyn Rail and The Forgetory. Born in South Korea, she moved to Georgia at the age of 13. Now based in Brooklyn, Gyun teaches at Parsons School of Design. She is a current AIM 38 fellow with the Bronx Museum.