2018 Voices of Korean Contemporary Artists: Butterfly Effect
Dates: 3 May – 6 May 2018
Venue: Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf, London SE1 9PH
Artists: Total 54 participating artists
Sponsors: Hanmi Gallery, KCC, Asiana Airlines and Gogi
4482 [SASAPARI], a figure made from combining the calling codes of the UK (44) and South Korea (82), is the name adopted by a collective group of Korean Contemporary Artists. Since the group’s first exhibition in 2007, seven successful exhibitions have taken place, showcasing inspiring works of over 200 Korean artists who live and work in the UK.
After a four-year hiatus, and in its 11th year running, 4482 (sasapari) proposes a return of its annual exhibition in May 2018, at OXO Barge house in London once again. By recalibrating its exhibition space into a conversational environment, the exhibition aspires to extend beyond the confined, physical gallery into a simulated space to reflect the world around us.
Environment, a term that describes the surroundings and conditions of our living, is the initiative for the 4482-2018 exhibition. The environment, that we are all part of, shapes us, impacts us, and changes us. Yet, it is often entangled with conflicts and consequences. It is hoped that the 4482 would provide a platform for artists to create their own ‘Butterfly Effect’ on the issues of our common environment by presenting their voices through their works. Their voices will be shared and expanded to a network of diverse conversations that invites everyone to participate; subsequently echoing beyond the gallery space to our everyday lives. This open invitation to incur a collaborative ‘Butterfly Effect’ will bring Art and public together.
Hanmi Gallery was pleased to sponsor this exhibition showcasing Korean contemporary artists.