Meekyoung Shin

Haunch of Venison London is pleased to present the first major exhibition in the UK of the Korean artist Meekyoung Shin (b.1967) in February 2011. The exhibition will include a number of significant installations from Shin’s ongoing ‘Translation’ project, in which virtuoso facsimiles of Chinese porcelain and Western classical sculpture are reinterpreted in soap.

Initially trained in Korea in a classical tradition of European sculpture, Shin subsequently moved to London where she became drawn to processes of ‘translation’ undertaken by objects representing a particular culture which have been subject to a shift in location.

In Translation Vases (2009), Shin reproduces several pieces of highly collectable porcelain – produced in China since the sixteenth century for consumption in the West – translating the form directly from the original. By rendering these precious objects in a seemingly fragile and transient material such as soap, Shin questions the authority and originality the original vases demand. Presenting the new vases on the packing crates
in which they are shipped from location to location further emphasises the sense of dislocation and transformation.


Duration 16 February 2011 - 02 April 2011
Times 10.00 - 18.00 Mon - Fri 10.00 - 17.00 Sat
Cost Free
Venue Haunch of Venison
Address 6 Burlington Gardens London W1S 3ET, ,
Contact 020 7495 5050 / /

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