ONE AND J. Gallery

Jung Lee
at Art Basel Hong Kong

MAY 19 - 23, 2021

ONE AND J. Gallery is pleased to present the works from the series 'Aporia' by Jung Lee (b. 1972, Korea) for Art Basel Hong Kong 2021 at the booth 1D43.

Jung Lee is well known for her work in photography and installation. Though trained in photography, Jung Lee describes her interest as one conceptually grounded in the limits of language, and how language operates as an image. Lee is best known for her photographs of text-based light installations set directly into the landscape. Her series are grouped by the texts they reference or sources. “Aporia” (2010-2011), for example, takes motifs from Roland Barthes’s A Lover’s Discourse, and culls expressions of love and hatred from TV, internet forums, and popular movies. In previous series, Lee used phrases and slogans from North Korea and placed these on the country’s desolate border to South Korea; in another, she places extracts from her interpretation of Dante’s Divine Comedy over bodies of water such that the lights create reflections.

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