FRIEZE SEOUL 2022
02 - 05 Sep, 2022. Seoul
Frieze Seoul 2022
Sept 2-5, 2022
Coex Convention Center Hall C
513 Yeongdong-Daero, Gangnam-Gu
Max Hooper Schneider
Hun Kyu Kim
And moreover to its specific link to the region: one of High Art’s founders and owners being born in Seoul, Korea.
For this new important chapter for the gallery, High Art presents a duo exhibition of core gallery artists Hun Kyu Kim and Max Hooper Schneider. Appropriate to the context of the fair and gallery’s history the presentation includes all new paintings and sculptural works by both artists, interweaving two locally distinct and labyrinthine practices.
Acknowledging not only the context but also the moment of the presentation, the presentation aims to bring to focus complex systems in which contemporary human experience is bound, while disclosing the precarity that fundamentally defines it. Responding to the sense of disorientation and anxiety pervading current times (without recurring to apocalyptic and escatological patterns) the two artists find common ground in evading overarching narratives of progress grounded in models of history as linear and cumulative (directing to a precise result or definitive end). Both Kim and Schneider appear to rather embrace a notion of collapsed temporality, in which past, present and future resonate into each other and are inextricably interwoven. This view of collapsed temporality enables both artists to approach and render detailed glimpses of not only multiple temporalities but also civilizations/humans and ecosystems/organisms. Simultaneously micro and macro, the works engender an array of narratives on a multitude of scales, offering additional views to the now dominant mode of simplified and conclusory ends.