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Kings Artist-Run provides a location for contemporary art practice, supporting distinctive experimental projects by artists at all stages of their careers.
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KINGS Artist Run acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we operate.

We offer our respect to Elders both past and present of the Kulin Nation and extend this offer to all Australian First Nations people

Between You and I


Ellen Yeong Gyeong Son

Front Gallery
13 Jan 2018–3 Feb 2018
Opening

Between You and I investigates how our perception of the world is coloured by the cultural conditions in which we are situated. As a child, Ellen YG Son remembers making glasses with red and blue cellophane. The world she saw through these lenses was tinted and glitched across a spectrum of red, purple and blue. Years later, moving to different countries and meeting people from diverse cultural backgrounds, she realised that her vision was limited to, and coloured by traditional Korean values and language.

Through globalisation and increased connectivity, we are exposed to other cultures. These alternative perspectives impact our own, scratching the surface of our tinted lenses creating openings. Through these openings, we eventually unravel, blend and transform our own identities.

  • Having lived in Korea, Singapore and Australia, Ellen YG Son occupies a complex cultural position as a contemporary hybrid. She is interested in deconstructing culture, linguistic limitations and racial barriers, and investigating how these factors constantly reshape cultural identities. She utilises cellophane in her practice as a representation of traditional Korean values and the limitations that they may impose on individuals.

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