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Fractured Affection

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Exhibition of new work by South  Korean artist Hyeyoung Maeng
Exhibition of new work by South Korean artist Hyeyoung Maeng
Venue: 
King Street Studios
Performers: 
Hyeyoung Maeng
Organisers: 
King Street Studios

Young’s new project, Fractured Affection, explores questions about your reaction when an object you hold dear is broken, or a strongly held belief betrays you. As Gilles Deleuze states, this might be the moment which leads you to encounter the real through involuntary violence. This series of paintings includes broken pieces of everyday life objects and continuously drying flowers, which express their own beauty and existence as they are.

These questions include the ethical issues regarding the treatment of AI robot-real dolls which could become an indispensable part of human life very soon. This project touches on the issue of the quasi-human being, which can blur the boundary between human and non-human and the actual and virtual reality, and how they force us to dispel any pre-existing understandings and well-disposed presuppositions.

 

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