November 26 - February 20
We invite you to join us for the opening reception on Thursday, November 26th at 7 pm, and artist talk on Saturday, November 28th from 4 pm to 6 pm.
Gallery hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-6pm
Through large-scale re-assemblages of his ongoing photographic documentation of urban environments and architectural structures, Seung Woo Back investigates the precarious nature of the medium of photography offering an opportunity to gain a fresh perspective regarding our relationship to our built environment. As the exhibition's curator Jeong Eun Kim suggests, the work in this exhibition urges a consideration of the affects of the standardization of built environments and the relationship between monotony, alienation and contemporary nomadism.
Seung Woo Back "Re-Establishing Shot"
Seung Woo Back "Re-Establishing Shot" Photography
In this, Back’s first solo exhibition in Canada, Centre A seeks not only to initiate an inquiry into how to build a dialogue between contemporary photo practices in Asia and Vancouver, but also to give perspective on the transformation of our own urban environment, and to question its effects.
Born in Daejon, South Korea, Seung Woo Back is currently living and working in Seoul. He holds a B.F.A. and M.F.A. in Photography from ChungAng University and, in 2005, received an additional M.F.A. in Fine Art and Theory at Middlesex University in London. Back has been featured internationally in both solo and group exhibitions in galleries across Asia, Europe, and North America. His work not only examines photography as a medium, but also as a means for which to manipulate and alter the putative truth of the archival.
Jeong Eun Kim is an independent curator based in Seoul, South Korea. Founder and editor for the acclaimed bi-annual contemporary art photography magazine, IANN, she holds an MA in Fine Art and Theory and is currently a PhD Candidate at Middlesex University in London.
Centre A gratefully acknowledges the generous support of the Culture and Arts Promotion Fund of the Arts Council of Korea (ARKO) in making this exhibition possible. "Walking on the Line" is produced by IANN. Special thanks to Ken Lum and Surrey Art Gallery.
Centre A, Vancouver International Centre for Contemporary Asian Art 229 East Georgia Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6A 1Z6 View Map