London-based Korean artist Bada Song creates minimal works that subtly depict Korean traditions as they undergo rapid modernisation.
A long running series of drawings by the artist refers to traditional tiled roofs (giwa-chibung) now giving way to generic towering apartment blocks in megacities like Seoul. For Song, the roof tile is also symbolic of human vulnerability and the need for shelter.
The tile thus becomes subtly suggestive of a yearning for the Korean homeland. Bada Song has assembled a group of recent works that seek to transmit a singular voice emerging from diverse processes – video, photography, sound, sculpture, installation and drawing.
South Korea-born Song, who lives in London, completed her BA in Fine Art and Sculpture at Camberwell College of Arts, University of the Arts London, in 2002. She was awarded the Second Prize of £5,000 in the Jerwood Drawing Prize 2012, the largest and longest running annual open exhibition for drawing in the UK.
She has also exhibited internationally.
The exhibition This Way & That runs from 16 December until 9 January and is open to the public with free admission.
Song describes herself as a sculptor who is bringing Korean traditions into dialogue with modern and contemporary art and society between East and West.
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Watch a short video tour of the exhibition below.