Skip to main content
Photonet +19

Photonet +19Photonet +19
Kyungwoo Chun
Korean, English


22 pages
210 x 300 mm
ISSN Not Available


Photonet+ are the series of photo magazines MONTHLY PHOTONET’s supplement which had published from September 2008 to July 2010 of “In Search of Korean Contemporary Photography”.
(source not available online)

About the Artist
Kyungwoo Chun (b. 1969, Seoul) has for many years now been working on photography projects and initiating performances in which the audience is actively involved. Chun attained international recognition through his portraits, many of which have a characteristic blurriness in their movements-the consequence of extended exposure times. As diverse as the artistic approaches seem at a first glance, Chun considers both the performances and the photographs to be in equal measure “visible manifestations of that which is not visible.”

Ever since early 2000s, performance works have arisen in parallel to the photography. These are temporally limited processes which can be carried out individually or as a group. As author and initiator, Kyungwoo Chun withdraws to a large extent into the background. He establishes a framework in which the participants can act independently. They generally have the possibility of leaving behind something of their own. Sometimes it is a personal object, a photograph, or just the answer to a question. In other cases, their physical presence is already sufficient.
The sensitisation to an altered perception of time and the intensification of a dialogue with oneself and with others are essential aspects of this artistic practice.

About the Magazine
Photonet is a South-Korean photography magazine.

Leave a Reply