Does Fluxus Still Exist?
Hyun Cho (b. 1982, South Korea) uses sculpture, language, light and kinetic objects to create her works. Experimenting with ideas of representation and re-appropriation using found objects and creating sculptural assemblages forming minimalist gestures.
Does Fluxus still exist? - the title of the exhibition brings the sculptural forms assembled by Cho within the walls of Galleria Ramo, exploring her absolute interdisciplinary use of instruments, the abolition of classical compositional rules, the importance given to the creative process and the radical integration between art and life. A pun on the Fluxus movement born in the 1960’s, which focused on the artistic process rather than the finished product, Cho’s research of found objects and the combination of language adopts the Fluxus movement however, reinventing it into a current form of expression. Making the materials in her work the concept of her artistic practice.
Questioning the apparent original meaning of everyday objects Cho uses technology and visual stimulations (as if her sculptures were alive and performing) to explore and expand her perceptions of her surroundings and her artistic process. She jokes with humorous words such as “hunky, funky, junky” whilst at the same time reflecting on current urban and popular iconography, creating singles or possibly warnings. Focusing on certain subcultures (youth culture, punk/alterative subculture, etc) in a non nostalgic form allows her to be more invested in engineering of meaning and understanding. Cho manages to create a set in which art becomes life.
Hyun Cho has completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Sydney in Australia and a Master of Fine Arts from Parsons The New School for Design in New York. Cho’s solo exhibitions include; Smoking Channel, Edicola Radetzky, Milano, CODE Is wATER, DISPLAY, Parma in 2018, “Midnight Deli”, Open Space Baltimore, MD in 2016, “YAYAYA”, Conduits Arts, Melbourne, Australia in 2014, and “Rocking On Empty”, Fowler Project Space, NY in 2013. She participated last year Palazzo Monti Residency. She collaborated in group exhibitions at Lastik, Istanbul, Sleep Center, New York NY, The Gateway Project, Newark NJ, 127 Halsey St, Newark NJ, Skunkworks Art Space, Sydney Australia, APT16 Artspace, Newark NJ and Calico, Brooklyn NY.