Transfer: Korean and British Abstract Painting and the Digital Document

24 Feb-14 Apr 2023
PV 23 Feb 2023, 6-8pm


From 24 February to 15 April, the Korean Cultural Centre UK presents TRANSFER, a workshop-style exhibition that explores the digital documentation of painting. It consists of paintings juxtaposed with forms of digital documentation, and focuses on works from both the UK and South Korea which have been made over the past thirty years. 

A ‘document’ is an accurate and official record, a memorialised representation capable of being used for reference, study, or as an accepted authority. Of particular interest in this exhibition is the exploration of what is lost in the transfer of information involved in the making of a digital document. To this end, TRANSFER includes works that flirt creatively with forms of ‘infidelity’ to the originals they document, and which thereby challenging the norms of such documentation.    

TRANSFER is a research project involving artists, art historians, filmmakers, and digital scientists from academic institutions in the UK and Korea.  By contrasting paintings by artists from a European and an East Asian nation the goal is to foreground commonalties and differences, and to ask questions about cultural influence in relation to the norms of the digital documentation of painting in general. 

𖦹 Opening reception : 23 February, 6pm - 8pm. RSVP required*

𖦹 Exhibition tour and seminar discussion : 24 February 2023, 2:00 - 5:00 pm. Booking required* 

Participating Artists:

Simon Eaves | Sooyeon Hong | Alan Johnston | Inyoung Kim | Kim Taek Sang | Michael Kidner | Lee Ufan | Simon Morley | Anna Mossman | Rafaël | Daniel Sturgis 

In association with Josef Konczak | Ian Skelton | Jung Ah Woo 

Exhibition Partner:

University of the Arts London

Additional Supporters:

Dankook University, POSTECH

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