Here We Hear by Suki Seokyeong Kang

This set of sculptures expands on the artist’s interest in the aging body, movement and rest; enabling space for congregation and discourse.

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Suki Seokyeong Kang (b. 1977) is a visual artist based in Seoul. Kang’s practice traverses painting, sculpture, performance, video and installation. Inspired by cultural traditions of South Korea as well as contemporary artistic and literary discourses, Kang decodes the rules and values that govern these disciplines. By turning to artistic languages of the past, the artist constructs a contextual lens through which she explores the notion of individuality and freedom in the present moment.

A set of large-sculptures placed outdoors

Suki Seokyeong Kang (b. 1977). Here We Hear, 2022. Corten steel, marble, stainless steel; variable dimensions. Photo: Sarjoun Faour, courtesy of Qatar Museums ©2022

Here We Hear is a series of public sculptures that enables spectators to congregate and discuss the past and the present. It seeks to provide a shelter and an open square where individuals, families, and communities could share their own stories—an act through which they could collectively imagine the future.

The individual, large-scale sculptures take their formal cues from Kang’s ongoing series such as Mat, Grandmother Tower and Circled Stair, expanding upon the artist’s interest in the aging body, spaces of individuality, movement and rest. Here We Hear imagines a collective arena where different narratives can come together despite differences.