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Laurie’s Photographs in International Exhibition in Korea

Laurie says:

I’m really excited that three of my photographs are in exhibitions in Korea that opened on the 13th of October. They selected the three photos I submitted – photographs of Kellen McCracken and Jerry McCracken (before and after transition) from Women En Large and Familiar Men, and my photograph a transwoman .




(Quote from WCA)
This show was the brainchild of International Caucus of the Women’s Caucus of the Arts Chair sculptor Sherri Cornett and independent curator, artist and university lecturer Hye-Seong Lee, of Gwangju University. Coinciding with the Gwangju Biennale, Woman + Body includes works by members of the Women’s Caucus of the Arts and Korean women artists.

Dr. Tanya Augsburg from San Francisco State University juried the US artists’ works. She’s a feminist interdisciplinary performance scholar who specializes in contemporary art and performance.

The show explores a range of sexual identification — female, transgender, and male — with a contemporary 21st century view.

The exhibition is at Kepco Plaza Gallery Museum in Seoul, South Korea, October 13-19, 2012 and then at the Gwangju Cultural Foundation’s MediaCube 338 in Gwangju, South Korea, October 23- November 6, 2012.

Sherri Cornett emailed me from Korea;

First and foremost, Hye-Seong has pulled together a beautiful exhibition. I want to tell you all how privileged we are to be in this show with some amazing Korean artists – young and older. The three foremost feminist artists in Seoul have pieces in this exhibition. They are warm, inspiring and encouraging women: Yun Suknam, Park Youngsook, and Jung Jungyeob. The space at Kepco is large and gives breathing space between the works.

…I want you to know that the opening was attended by the head of the Korean-American Feminist Literary Association, the head of the Seoul International Women’s Film Festival, the head of the Seoul City Museum – all women and all had encouraging and congratulatory comments. I enjoyed watching the reactions of the visitors and listening to all of the excited chatter (and wishing I could understand Korean!) …Heading home later today feeling embraced by women artists here, full of good food and stimulated by seeing inspiring art in our exhibition and in galleries around the city

I’ll hopefully be be posting more about this, including images of of the Korean works. I need to check for permission first.

Both Hye-Seong and Sherri have been marvelous to work with. Here are a few of the photos Sherri took at the Kepco Plaza Gallery Museum.

Photos in the background on the left are mine


One Response to “Laurie’s Photographs in International Exhibition in Korea”

  1. Sherri Cornett says:

    Thank you, Laurie, for including this in your blog. Priscilla has just left Gwangju – the second venue for Woman + Body – and said the opening there was very well attended with many important people from Gwangju. I will send more information after Priscilla and I have time to debrief upon her return to the States next week.

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