Ocula MagazineContentsView All
Featured ContentView All
Sunjung Kim’s Real DMZ Project Interrogates the North and South Korea Divide Ocula Conversation Sunjung Kim’s Real DMZ Project Interrogates the North and South Korea Divide

Ongoing since 2012, the Real DMZ Project interrogates the demilitarised zone (DMZ) between North and South Korea through annual, research-based exhibitions that bring together the works of Korean and international artists. Sunjung Kim, the independent curator behind the project, conceived the idea of exploring the DMZ while curating Japanese artist...

Fade out copy.
Read More
Sydney Lowdown: Exhibitions to See Ocula Report Sydney Lowdown: Exhibitions to See 6 Sep 2019 : Elyse Goldfinch for Ocula

The fifth edition of Sydney Contemporary will take place once again at Carriageworks between 12 and 15 September 2019, with Spring 1883 bringing together a cohort of 27 galleries from across Australia and the region to inhabit rooms at the Establishment Hotel from 11 to 14 September 2019, uniquely presenting contemporary works propped up on...

Fade out copy.
Read More
Mark Bradford’s Call for Unity at Shanghai’s Long Museum Ocula Insight | Video Mark Bradford’s Call for Unity at Shanghai’s Long Museum 16 August 2019

Mark Bradford walks through Mark Bradford: Los Angeles Mark Bradford: Los Angeles at the Long Museum West Bund in Shanghai (27 July–13 October 2019) is the artist's largest solo exhibition to date in China. In this video for Ocula, Bradford and Diana Nawi, curator of the show, walk through selected works that convey the artist's concerns with...

Fade out copy.
Read More

Meekyoung Shin

b. 1967, South Korea

Meekyoung Shin is active in the contemporary art scene in both Korea and the U.K. Employing soap as a material, the artist recreates various cultural artifacts, ranging from Ancient Greek and Roman statues to vases and Buddha statues from Asia. Removed from their specific cultural background and recontextualized into artworks, these 'translated' works suggest, as its primary attribute, the incompleteness of translation and representation, connecting to the characteristics of soap which gets 'worn down'. Majoring in sculpture in university, Meekyoung Shin had numerous solo exhibitions both nationally and internationally, including exhibitions at Arko Museum, Space K in Korea, MMCA, Seoul National University Museum, Sungkok Art Museum, Hakgojae Gallery in Shanghai, China, Haunch of Venison, London, Belton House, The National Centre for Craft, Design, and Bristol Museum, and in international art exhibitions such as Nanjing Triennale in 2008, Venice Biennale Special Exhibition in 2011, as well as multiple art fairs, including Art Basel in 2008, Shin was nominated for the Korean Artist Prize in 2013 by the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea, and received the Prudential Eye Award for 'Best Emerging Artist in Sculpture' in Singapore, in 2015.

Featured Artworks

View All (15)
Restroom Project by Meekyoung Shin contemporary artwork
Meekyoung ShinRestroom Project, 2013 soap, fragrance, pigment
24 x 40 x 15 cm
P21
A Petrified Time: Bronze by Meekyoung Shin contemporary artwork
Meekyoung ShinA Petrified Time: Bronze, 2018 soap, copper leaf, varnish
32 x 20 x 15 cm
P21
A Petrified Time: Bronze by Meekyoung Shin contemporary artwork
Meekyoung ShinA Petrified Time: Bronze, 2018 soap, copper leaf, varnish
33 x 16 x 16 cm
P21

Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Have A Good Day, Mr. Kim! at CHOI&LAGER Gallery, Cologne
Closed
27 June–21 August 2015 Group Exhibition Have A Good Day, Mr. Kim! CHOI&LAGER Gallery, Cologne

Represented By

Sign up to be notified when new artworks and exhibitions by Meekyoung Shin are added to Ocula.

WeChat

Scan the QR Code via WeChat to follow Ocula's official account.

Scan to follow Ocula on WeChat.
iCal GoogleYahooOutlook