Theresa Hak Kyung Cha 1951-1982: A Portrait in Fragments
Theresa Hak Kyung Cha 1951-82: A Portrait in Fragments at the London Korean Cultural Centre gallery is a tribute to the artist who was murdered in New York in 1982.A portrait in fragment is an open-ended study of works by one of the most significant Korean multimedia artists, Theresa Hak Kyung Cha. During the 1970s Cha studied in California, but in 1982 Cha’s life was cruelly cut short, when she was murdered in New York, aged just 31, leaving much of her work and thesis unfinished.
In co-operation with the BAM / Pacific Film Archive at Berkeley University a number of her film pieces, film scripts and synopses as well as thoughts from her notebooks, journals and photographic contact sheets will serve to present a fragmented image of a complex identity which informed Cha’s work.
Works and Notes by Theresa Hak Kyung Cha with contributory “work-stations” by Ruth Barker, Sujin Lee, Jefford Horrigan and Bada Song feature in this evocative and sensitively put together exhibition, curated by Bea du Souza. It is one of two exhibitions selected for KCCUK’s inaugural 2013 Open Call for Curatorial Proposals.
Related events: Live Performance at KCCUK, 18 Oct 2013. Theresa Hak Kyung Cha’s Film Screening & Panel discussion at the ICA, 26 Oct 2013