One LifeOne Life
CASE TOKYO is proud to announce its upcoming Ahn Jun's solo exhibition "One Life", open from December 15, 2018 until February 2, 2019. Artefacts from her photobook publications', One Life and One Life Special Edition, development process - dummies and test prints will be exhibited.
The publications is consisting of 88 photographs taken between 2013 and 2018 in Seoul, Japan, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, Ireland and other regions of the world. In the photographs, Ahn captures apple suspended in mid-air, using a high shutter-speed. During the editing process, Ahn selected images which suggest the apples simply float in air, as if revolting against both gravity and fate itself, and thereby tries to expose the transcendence of moments from which all context had been stripped. With her photographs, Ahn gives shape to a peculiar metaphor of her view on life and death (life as process towards death) which had developed in her following the death of her grandfather.
How do I visualize life and death and place it before the reader? An understanding of life does not help soothe our inherent fear; but this in turn is what lends moments born as an interplay of chance and inevitability their special beauty. — Ahn Jun
Opening ReceptionDecember 15, Sat., 201818:00-20:00
AHN Jun アン・ジュン
Ahn graduated from the University of Southern California with a degree in art history in 2016. After acquiring her Master of Fine Arts from Parsons New School for Design in New York in 2016, Ahn enrolled at Hongik University’s Graduate School of Photography in Seoul. Her major solo exhibitions include On The Verge (Photographic Center Northwest, Seattle, 2018), UnveiledScape (Keumsan Gallery, Seoul, 2017), Self-Portrait (Christophe Guye Gallery, Zurich, 2017). Group exhibitions include Space: Crashes in Street Life (Triennial of Photography Hamburg, Hamburg, 2018), Asia Woman Artists (Jeonbuk Museum of Art, Jeonbuk, 2017), Ich (Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, 2016), Secret Garden (Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, 2016) and more. Her works are part of the collection of the National Museum of Modern Art in Tokyo and others.