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IAP Exhibition
An Observation of the Yellow Sea, 2023

Work Area: Exhibition Poster, Signage, Printed Matters, Etc.

Client: Incheon Art Platform


594 × 841mm

            Facing the Faces of the Sea
Incheon Art Platform presents the exhibition An Observation of the Yellow Sea as part of its 2023 program. The overarching theme of the exhibition revolves around the sea. However, this exhibition seeks to delve beyond the sea’s role as a mere landscape and instead takes a closer look at its multifaceted dimensions. This exploration encompasses the sea as a scene of life, the sea as a means of communication, the sea as conflict and crisis, the sea as the birthplace and habitat of life, and the sea as the global environment. This perspective reverberates with the sentiment of the ancestors who, in times of exile, penned the “Jasan Eobo.” 

            The exhibition begins with CHO Kwang Hyun’s detailed drawings of Korean fish. Through the artist’s labor-intensive efforts spanning 15 years, wherein he meticulously illustrated 1,600 diverse species of saltwater fish from across the Korean Peninsula, visitors can now engage in a visual tête-à-tête with an array of these aquatic inhabitants. Upon entering the exhibition, visitors are greeted by the Jeju Haenyeo labor song “Ieodosana.” JUN Sojung’s video work titled Treasure Island invites contemplation on the lives of Korean haenyeo, these women who brave the unknown depths of the sea through their dedicated plaining diving practices.

Water-Ripple is a series of paintings by LEE Taeho that captures the essence of the sea using black ink. It is not just about observing the surface movement of the water, but rather, it aims to evoke a deeper connection— the very pulse of the universe and the primal heartbeat of life. Moving on, we encounter a seascape created by KONG Sung-Hun. The distinctive tension within this landscape confronts us with the compulsions and anxieties of modern society.

KANG Dong Wan, KANG Honggoo, KONG Sung-Hun, KIM Jaeyoo,
KIM Jung-Ah, KIM Changhwan, PARK Mirae, SUNG Hyo-Sook,
AN Gyungsu, Yangkura, UHM Jieun, LEE Wookjae, LEE Jaeuk,
LEE Taeho, Green Korea Incheon, LIM Minouk, JUN Sojung,
CHO Kwang Hyun, CHA Gi-Youl, HA Seunghyeon

Curated by
LEE Taeho,
Exhibition Art Director of An Observation
of the Yellow Sea

Curatorial team of IAP
KIM Kyungmin,
Inchoen Art Platform Curator

KIM Hyunju, Associate Curator of
An Observation of the Yellow Sea

Exhibition Assistant
KIM Soomin,
Inchoen Art Platform Manager

Graphic Design

Architectural Collaborator
Sonkim Architects

Space Construction
Sungduk Co., Ltd.

K Mount

Logistics & Installation
MY COMPANY Global co., ltd.



Sign Language Video Material Production
space SAM, Incheon Sign Language Interpretation Center

Organized by
Incheon Metropolitan City

Supervised by
Incheon Foundation for Arts & Culture (IFAC)
Incheon Art Platform (IAP)

CEO of Incheon Foundation for Arts & Culture
LEE Jonggu

Managing Director, Division of Cultural Space
SON Donghyek

Team Manager of IAP
LEE Young-Ri