NEWS / 2016

Robin Rhode, Busan Biennale 2016, Suyeong Factory, South Korea

Robin Rhode is participating at the Busan Biennale 2016, at the Busan Museum of art, KISWIRE, Suyeong, Shouth Korea.

Robin Rhode typically uses common materials such as soap, charcoal, chalk, and watercolors to express an epic of beautiful life in performance, drawing, and video. The artist who expresses broad interests in social and political issues in his own way mainly bases his works on streets and enhances complex aesthetics to create beautiful wall drawings. His <Blackness Blooms> which is submitted to the exhibition was borrowed from the poetry of a South African poet Don Mattera, and by having a weak and vulnerable voice echoing in the screen, he describes the experience of being imprisoned in an interrogation room during the time when Apartheid reached its peak. Through a stop motion animation of a boy looking at symbolic images spread out in front of his eyes, the artist expresses power, identity, freedom and grace. In his other work <The Moon is Asleep> he describes the sorrowful days of losing a lover to illness as moonless nights, and delivers his lament and sorrow through an old man’s narration and the last word of the narration, ‘isolation’.

September 3rd through November 30th

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03-09-2016 - 30-11-2016