[The Light and Time through a Caption]
21st December 2019 at PLACEMAK, Seoul.
Curated by Yoonsuk Choi
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Cheolwon Chang is a visual artist who explores the invisible side of things. As he explored ways to use the proportion and irregularity of shapes to draw patterns and understand nature reasonably, he became fascinated with science study, especially physics. The beauty of physics that Chang has experienced whenever curiosity about the source of matter has resolved somewhat, Cheolwon Chang's view of this world is a wonderful scene where countless universes collide and sometimes synthesize. But scientific knowledge and reflection are not easily linked to artworks. The resigned artist decides to think of science and art separately. Still, he suddenly becomes interested in a portfolio of works, and more specifically, the captions of works in the portfolio. The underlying physical units, such as light and matter, were hidden inside the contents of the work, including the title, year, material, size, and the list goes on. As such, Chang shares his everyday experiences and the scientific and artistic moments lurking within them in the form of lecture-performance.
[Disaster and Time]
30st April 2020 at Sejong Museum of Art Exhibition Hall 1, Seoul.
Curated by Koh Yoonjeong
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Cheol-won Chang has been captivated by the process in which seemingly simple figures create a complex pattern, or the phenomenon in which a pattern is created from irregularities, and has been working on visualizing the different side of objects. After participating in the residency program of CERN (the European Organization of Nuclear Research) located on the border between Switzerland and France, he seeks to expand his area of interest through interdisciplinary research. In this project, he presents a lecture performance that addresses the connection between disaster, art, and science by associating it with physics.