Kunsthalle Basel

Geumhyung Jeong

Homemade RC Toy

03 May - 11 Aug 2019

Geumhyung Jeong, Installationsansicht, Homemade RC Toy, Kunsthalle Basel, 2019. Foto: Philipp Hänger / Kunsthalle Basel
Geumhyung Jeong, installation view, Private Collection: Rearranged Objects, 2018, The 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA), 2018. Photo: Natasha Harth
Homemade RC Toy
3 May – 11 August 2019

At once tender and unsettling, the films, sculptures, installations, and performances of Geumhyung Jeong (*1980) are often studies in animism of some sort. For her first solo exhibition in Switzerland, the South Korean artist and choreographer focuses her attention on the erotics of technical animism. She creates a large-scale installation comprised of numerous robotic sculptures built from DIY technologies and short films demonstrating the strange choreographies to which she subjects her “homemade” bodies. Like so much of her work, the ensemble questions the boundaries between desire and control, human and machine, animate and inanimate.

The exhibition will be the stage for the premiere of a new performance on June 6th, 2019 and will be periodically animated by the artist over the course of the exhibition (full listing of performance times will be published here soon).