Hayoun Kwon — Lauréate 2015 du Prix Découverte des Amis du Palais de Tokyo


New media, mixed media, video

Hayoun Kwon
Lauréate 2015 du Prix Découverte des Amis du Palais de Tokyo

Past: June 14 → September 10, 2017

Winner of the 2015 Prix Découverte des Amis du Palais de Tokyo

Hayoun Kwon’s work is based on seeing narrative as a construction of individual and collective memory, through a staging of stories which she has been told, and situations she has experienced or imagined. By exploring possibilities provided by new technologies, so as to play on the confusion between actual memories and dreamed-of actions, between faithful testimonies and fantastical interpretations, she examines what is transmitted, and what leaves a trace or else fades into oblivion.

Several of Hayoun Kwon’s pieces are linked to geopolitical questions of borders and territoriality. For example, the projects Model Village (2014) or 489 Years (2015), which she conceived as allusions to the no man’s land that separates the two Koreas, and Lack of Evidence (2011), a short film presenting the tale of a young asylum seeker from Nigeria confronted with the French administration. By regularly mixing in her work a documentary approach with the techniques of animated movies and new technologies, Hayoun Kwon interweaves facts and fiction, reality and virtuality, to question the complexity of the “real”.

Curator: Katell Jaffrès

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