From the 9th of October, PhotoIreland presents at the Burren College of Art a very unique exhibition of over 35 photobooks from South Korea. Representing a great sample of the prolific contemporary photographic practices in the region, the list includes names like Heinkuhn Oh, Heeseung Chung, Won Seoung Won, and Yoo Young Jin. Many of these books were kindly donated to the collection by Korean Artist and Professor Kyungwoo Chun, after they were presented at Photobook Week Aarhus 2014, and were brought to Ireland with the support of Beate Cegielska, Director of Galleri Image, Aarhus, Denmark.
The exhibition will also include visual responses to the Korean Photobooks by BCA students, created during a MasterClass with visiting photographer, Andrew Miksys.
Displayed last July at South Studios Dublin, with the support of the Korean Embassy in Dublin, ‘The Korean Photobook’ collection is part of The Library Project, a public resource library of photobooks initiated by PhotoIreland in 2011, and offered for free to the public in its current location in Temple Bar.
The Burren College of Art is an internationally recognised not-for-profit independent college specialising in undergraduate and graduate fine art education. BCA offers students time, space and inspiration within the unique environment of the Burren. The PhD and MFA programmes in Studio Art and Art & Ecology are accredited by NUI Galway and are operated in association with the Royal College of Art, London and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Annually, the college hosts faculty-led groups from international colleges and the undergraduate Study Abroad programmes, Summer School and Artist Residency programmes recruit internationally.
PhotoIreland exhibition of South Korean Photobooks
9 Oct – 7 Nov 2015
Opening reception: Friday, October 9th, 2015 6pm
The Gallery, Burren College of Art, Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare