Artists

Peripheral Fantom Index

Peripheral Fantom Index

5/06/2013 to 23/06/2013

In Peripheral Fantom Index, Korean-American artist Young Sun Han demonstrates his continued concern with his personal history and the context of his origins, particularly his North Korean connection. Current news stories coming out of the region serve to amplify Han’s fascination with the ancestors who continue to haunt him. Using found photographs from family albums as well as internet sources YouTube and Instagram, Han seeks to evoke the spirits of the past in order to process and exorcise them.

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sooner later

sooner later

15/08/2012 to 8/09/2012

Young Sun Han’s highly personal exhibition frankly documents his father’s terminal illness; the sequence of images revealing sorrow, tenderness, and humour, as well as presenting mundane and beautiful instants of familial intimacy. When Young Sun Han’s father passed away in 2010 the artist was left with hundreds of iPhone photos documenting his father’s final months battling cancer. From these images, Han began to assemble an intimate book sooner later, named after a child's drawing discovered and photographed at a local Buddhist center. In this drawing Buddha can be seen proclaiming the end of all things, including his own life.

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Dance of the Cockatrice

Dance of the Cockatrice

6/04/2010 to 8/05/2010

Korean-American artist Young Sun Han presents a new body of work in photography and performance in his second solo exhibition at City Art Rooms.

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invAsian!

invAsian!

16/10/2007 to 7/11/2007

Since the birth of Superman in the 1930s, Superheroes have dominated pop culture with at least one unifying characteristic: unprecedented physical prowess. Young Sun Han’s recent portraits are infused with a kind of Science Fantasy that undermines the nature of the typical Superhero. Both idolizing and demeaning the Asian male form, they combine Science Fiction with

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