[Previous Exhibition]FLOATING ISLANDS Invitational Exhibition

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1 Apr 2021
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5 APR - 30 APR.2021

FLOATING ISLANDS Invitational Exhibition

“Putting myself in the river and following the unseen paths,

My body is encroached and floating.

Piled up in layers to make a horizon of memories they become an island.”

A floating island refers to an island consisting of water plants piled up for many years. It is a natural phenomenon that can be seen mainly in rivers and wetlands. It is a journey through which we find our identity by studying objects and human beings in our daily lives.

“As a photographer, who am I, and for what reasons do I take photos?”

We remember moments through photos. As a photographer, we catch moments and record them as our memories, not mine only. Such small memories are accumulated in layers, becoming an island and floating in times.

Revealing photographers’ inner life through questions about identity and private stories, this exhibition begins with introspection and fundamental questions about their various lives. Through essential questions about family, identity, imagination, liberty, and social issues, the exhibition shows photographers’ views of the world and the journey of life that they have seen, imagined, and experienced.

A total of 21 photographers from Germany, United States, India, Japan, China, Peru, The Philippines, Thailand, and South Korea participate in the exhibition. It takes place both online and offline. For the online exhibition, an individual room is provided for each photographer. This helps visitors experience an extended from physical exhibition to online exhibition.

‘흐르는 강에 몸을 싣고 보이지 않는 길을 따라간다.

내 몸은 점점 잠식되어 그렇게 부유한다.

층층이 순간이 쌓여 기억의 층위를 이루고 하나의 섬을 이룬다.’

 뜬 섬(Floating Island)이란 사전적 의미로 물풀류의 식물들이 쌓여 이루는 섬을 말한다. 이는 어디서나 볼 수 있는 자연 현상으로 주로 강과 습지에서 생성된다. 이러한 현상은 우리의 반복된 일상 속 사물들과 인간의 존재성에 대한 고찰을 통한 자아정체성을 찾는 여정과 같다.

 ‘작가로서 나는 누구이며 무엇을 위해 사진을 찍는가?’

사진을 통해 우리는 순간을 기억한다. 작가로서 순간을 포착하고 기록한다. 나만의 기억이 아닌, 우리의 기억들을 말이다. 그렇게 작은 기억들이 층위를 이루고 하나의 섬이 되어 시간을 부유한다.

작가의 정체성에 대한 물음과 사적인 기록을 통해 내면의 삶을 보여주는 이번 전시는 현재를 살아가는 작가들의 다양한 삶의 근원적 물음과 성찰에서 비롯된다.

가족, 정체성, 꿈, 상상, 자유, 사회 문제 등에 대한 본질적 물음을 통해 작가들이 보고 느끼고 상상하고 경험한 그들의 세계관과 삶의 여정을 보여주는 이번 전시는 독일, 미국, 인도, 일본, 중국, 페루, 필리핀, 태국, 한국 출신 작가 총 21명이 전시에 참여하였으며 온라인과 오프라인 전시로 진행된다. 특히 작가들이 참여한 온라인 전시는 각 작가별 독자적인 전시 공간을 제공하여 관객들로 하여금 오프라인에서 온라인으로 확장된 전시를 경험하게 한다.


 Organized by  D Emptyspace, 4Log Artspace

   Sponsored by rdxlab

Online Exhibition 


Ārun, India


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Atoq Wallpa Sua, Peru

My left eye

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Christine Chung, Philippines


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Towards the no man's land they say

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About Debsuddha

Gio Panlilio


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Hyeryung Kim

An island dim in the distance

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Jiawei Zhao, China

Wallpapers #2 (2020)

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Kenji Chiga, Japan

Bird, Night, and then..

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Naman Shrivastava, India

Before I forget

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Paola Jiménez Quispe, Peru

Are you capable of loving the strange?

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Pisut Soontonwun, Thailand

In all the light

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Pumipat Usapratumban, Thailand

 Myth of the Tropical Jungle

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Rohit Saha, India


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Steffi Drerup, Germany


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Sushavan Nandy, India

Ebbing away of identity with the tides

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Sutapa Roy, India

In search of a better life

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Techasit Leeanant, Thailand


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Tom Jarmusch, USA

All Power To The People

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Tripoom Chongpipatanasook, Thailand

Before the blossoms of the cherry tree

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Yusuke Takagi, Japan


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Zahra Amiruddin, India

We'll See The Sea Again

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Offline Exhibition

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161, Pungseong-ro, Gangdong-gu, Seoul, Korea

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