Geumhyung Jeong

Homemade RC Toy

Geumhyung Jeong, installation view, Private Collection: Unperformed Objects, Delfina Foundation, 2017. Photo: Dan Weill

Geumhyung Jeong, installation view, Private Collection: Rearranged Objects, 2018, The 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA), 2018. Photo: Natasha Harth

Geumhyung Jeong, performance, Rehab Training, 2015. Photo: Mingu Jeong.

Geumhyung Jeong, installation view, 7ways, Tate Live, 2017.

Geumhyung Jeong, performance view, CPR Practice, 2013. Photo: ZTS/Christian Altorfer

Geumhyung Jeong, studio view, 2019

Geumhyung Jeong, poster for the exhibition, Homemade RC Toy, Kunsthalle Basel, 2019. Design: Hammer

Opening Thurs, May 2, 2019, 7 pm
Premiere of new performance Thurs, June 6, 2019, 7 pm

➔ Press images (ZIP)

At once tender and unsettling, the films, sculptures, installations, and performances of Geumhyung Jeong (*1980) are often studies in animism of some sort. For her first solo exhibition in Switzerland, the South Korean artist and choreographer focuses her attention on the erotics of technical animism. She creates a large-scale installation comprised of numerous robotic sculptures built from DIY technologies and short films demonstrating the strange choreographies to which she subjects her “homemade” bodies. Like so much of her work, the ensemble questions the boundaries between desire and control, human and machine, animate and inanimate.

The exhibition will be the stage for the premiere of a new performance on June 6th, 2019 and will be periodically animated by the artist over the course of the exhibition (full listing of performance times will be published here soon).