Believing is Seeing

Hein-Kuhn Oh, Jung-suh Yun age 17, July 19 from Cosmetic Girls series, 2007

Kyungwoo Chun, Believing is Seeing 2, 2007

Byung-Hun Min, Duck Hyun Cho, Hein-Kuhn Oh, Hyun Mi Yoo, Je Baak, Kyungwoo Chun, Seihon Cho

10 November – 17 December 2011

Believing is Seeing introduces seven Korean artists who adopt different approaches to contemporary photography or photography-based work.

The term ‘Junsinsajo’ is used in Korean portrait painting, meaning the replication of a person’s shape and spirit. Through various image-making processes, this idea endures in contemporary photography through the rendering of a model’s shape, personality and capturing of their spirit, as well as physical likeness. Believing is Seeing features artworks that are based on Junsinsajo and question the notion of ‘Koreanness’.

Co-curated by David Drake at Ffotogallery and Jiyoon Lee from the SUUM Academy & Project, this exhibition is the first contemporary Korean photography exhibition in Wales, indeed one of the first in the UK.

Project funded by Arts Council Korea and Wales Arts International.



Light Works Family Workshop – Saturday 26 November 2011, 11am – 4pm

Curators Walk and Talk – Thursday 1 December 2011, 6.30pm


Gallery at Turner House open Tues – Sat, 11am – 5pm

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