A combination of a personal memoir with essays on contemporary artists, completed by short pieces of fiction, Cloud Bridge proposes a subjective approach to the South Korean art scene. In the book, Seyoung Yoon discusses how the generation of South Korean artists born in the 1980s she belongs to – such as Ikjung Cho, Kang Jungsuck, Min Yoon – dealt with social and political issues as well as the notions of self-determination and identity; she connects these concerns with the practices of a wide range of artists, poets, filmmakers, illuminating and reflecting on possible ways to define one’s trajectory. “What may define us as a generation, is intrinsically linked to what defines each of us as a person, meaning, what we fought for, what we fought against, what we stood for, what we welcomed and what we rejected, what we had to accept and what we decided to abandon, what was embarrassing and what was fun, what we hated and what we loved.”
Seyoung Yoon (b. 1986, Seoul; lives & works in Berlin) is an artist whose installations may feature paintings as well as words, videos, and objects, forming specific atmospheres and triggering waves of feelings and moods. She has developed projects such as Foundation CdP, VMT (with Joon Yeon Park), and Soon Boon (with Bonny Poon). She has studied at Städelschule, Frankfurt am Main; HEAD, Geneva; École des Beaux-Arts de Nantes; Korean National University of Arts, Seoul. Her work was shown at Galerie der Stadt Schwaz; Lars Friedrich, Berlin; Kunsthalle Bern & Kunsthaus Glarus; Édouard Montassut, Paris; Truth and Consequences, Geneva; Marbriers 4, Geneva; she is preparing an exhibition at Gandt, NYC, for Fall 2022.
Cloud Bridge was initiated at Nida Art Colony of Vilnius Academy of Arts, and developed with the support of the Korea Arts Management Service.
9 x 18 cm, 106 pages, English
Cover & ilustrations: Seyoung Yoon