19th March / Library / Art Naked & Hanmi Gallery / by Andrew Hancock


ART NAKED would like to thank Hanmi Gallery and the South Korean artist #ShinKiwoun for a hot display in, then as yet unopened Library Private Members Club in the heart of Covent Garden, London.


"ART NAKED in anticipation of the revolving series of exhibitions that will be brought to #LibraryLondon show the videowork "Desire has no History_Chess" by Shin Kiwoun, which accompanies the private event during the evening of 19 March.

New media artist, Shin Kiwoun’s works explore and intersect notions of time, existence, reality and illusion. Shin’s works concern themselves primarily with questioning our own interpretations of these terms. In this series of videoworks, the artist grinds down desirable commodities and even monetary currency to dust, a process that simultaneously terminates their economic value and levels all objects to an equal status.

Shin Kiwoun was awarded the JoongAng Fine Art Prize (2007) and selected for the Bloomberg New Contemporaries Prize (2010). His work has been exhibited worldwide including at the Liverpool Biennale (UK), ZKM (Germany), Marugame Genichiro Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art (Japan), and the 5th Seoul International Media Art Biennale, Seoul Museum of Art (Korea). Shin’s works are held in international collections including Korea National Film Archive (Korea) and Obayashi Collection (Japan)."