Main Gallery, Cass Sculpture Foundation
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Cass Sculpture Foundation is pleased to announce its participation in a UK-wide Public Art Programme by Korean artist Meekyoung Shin which seeks to display the artist's work in the bathrooms of 16 galleries and museums in 15 cities across the United Kingdom. Visitors are invited to use the sculptures to wash their hands. eventually the statue's details and features will soften and fade with use, turning the works from examples of figurative sculpture to reliefs inscribed with their own histories.
The items in this Toilet Project will later form part of the artist's solo show, 'Unfixed', at the Korean Cultural Centre UK. Translation Museum will be the 6th UK-Korean Artist Exhibition at the KCC since they opened in 2008, an annual programme that offers UK-based Korean artists the opportunity to present their works in the capital.
Meekyoung Shin is renowned for her recreation of Eastern and Western reliefs in soap, constantly expressing translations of the religious, historical and cultural differences between the East and the West. She lives and works in both Seoul and London and has completed studies at both the Seoul National University and London's Slade School of Art. Whilst she was initially trained in Korea in a classical tradition of European sculpture, Shin subsequently moved to London where she became drawn to the many objects removed from their place of origin and placed in vitrines and on plinths in museums and other art institutions to act as representatives of other cultures.