Hyun Chung Solo Exhibition SET PIECE
Art Delight Gallery hosts SET PIECE, a solo exhibition of architect and writer Hyun Chung.
The exhibition, which will be held on October 10th~31th in Art Delight Gallery in Itaewon
will showcase the high-resolution images, objects, and furniture concerning the four books
about Seoul planned by the artist.
The exhibition reflects the current exhibition style of Seoul, which has the characteristics
of individual's production/consumption/discourse/archive derived from the internet culture,
independent publishing and “new space(신생공간)” in Seoul. And the form of the exhibition is
expanded/collapsed/repeated through the first-person view of the artist, who is also one of
the insiders of this local culture. The artworks and collaborative products starting from
the concept in his publication are reproduced the three-dimensional reality with super high
resolution, without deteriorated or flattened even if their medium is changed.
The title SET PIECE has several meanings. It may refer to a grouping method of furniture and
objects, a realistic piece of stage scenery standing by itself, or a composition
(as in literature, visual art, or music) executed in a fixed/ideal form. In the Japanese
animation industry, the term set piece is regarded as "the part of the artificial background”
on a replaceable optical layer sheet.
Accordingly, SET PIECE's exhibition space attempts creating a situation where individual objects
with a purpose and intention cross-appear as the background and the protagonists in the story
that is constantly rearranged. As the four books about Seoul are expanded into furniture for
books and also space for furniture, the exhibition space can also be interpreted as a new
movement reacting to the cultural movements of the past decade in Seoul: independent publications,
personalized images, objects, goods, and the exhibition style that emerges all. It is saying
that this kind of landscape itself, which is constructed by a series of continuous processes
and discontinuous results, is being the starting point of time that we faced.
Hyun Chung majored in Woodworking and Furniture design at Hongik University and received his
master's degree in architecture from Cornell University. After working at various architectural
offices in Tokyo, New York, and San Francisco, he returned to Seoul and established SUPERELLIPSE.
SUPERELLIPSE is Hyun's personal project that spans architecture and publishing, through
collaborating with artists, photographers, musicians, game producers, and graphic / product designers.
Hyun Chung participated in 「Graphic Design from 2005 to 2015」 at the Ilmin Museum of Art, and in
「Rethinking Space: Voyage of Imagination」 at the MMCA. In 2017, he was selected as a finalist for
the Young Architects Program. Hyun Chung published books PBT (2014) and CC (2017) on digital culture
in architecture and the city. Currently, Hyun is teaching at the Department of Architecture at the
University of Seoul as an adjunct professor.
Online exhibition poster/video design: Sulki & Min
Hours: Monday–Saturday 10–6
Hoenamu-ro 7, Youngsan-gu, Seoul
Artist. Chung Hyun