The 17th Hermès Foundation Missulsang, Oh Min solo exhibition <Étude>
Period: September 6th – November 4th, 2018
Atelier Hermès presented <Étude>, the solo exhibition of Oh Min, the 17th laureate of Hermès Foundation Missulsang, from September 6 to November 4, 2018. “Étude” is the French equivalent of “Study,” widely adopted for fairly short pieces whose principal aim is the development or exploitation of a particular aspect of performing technique, such as Chopin’s <Études op.25>. Inspired by this idea of “Étude,” Oh Min conceived and produced a new project <Étude ABCD> that consists of two single-channel videos, <Étude A> and <Étude C> (10 min. each), a 5-channel video <Étude B> (2 min.) and a live performance <Étude D> (10min.).
Oh Min received bachelor’s degrees in piano performance (1998) and graphic design (2000) at Seoul National University, Seoul, and her MFA (2008) at Yale University, New Haven. Her work has been exhibited at Daegu Art Museum (Daegu, 2017), Doosan Gallery (New York, 2017, and Seoul, 2016), Arko Art Center (Seoul, 2016), Kukje Gallery (Seoul, 2016), Nam June Paik Art Center (Yongin, 2015), National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea (Gwacheon, 2014), Nederlandsche Bank Gallery (Amsterdam, 2012), and Kunsthalle Erfurt (2011). Oh Min held a residency at Cité Internationale des Arts, which was funded by the Samsung Foundation (2014– 15), Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten (2011–12), and won Sindoh Artist Support Program (2016) and the 6th Doosan Artist Award (2015).
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