05.17-06.20 / 풍경|Landscape_ 2007 한국현대사진 스펙트럼전 ‘다섯 프로젝트’ /



김대수 sky digital c-print 120x160 2006

김대수 sky digital c-print 120×160 2006

박형근 Tenseless-39,Two trees,light jet C print,100x75cm,2005

박형근 Tenseless-39,Two trees,light jet C print,100x75cm,2005

배병우 소나무시리즈(snm1a-028h) c-print mounted with diasec 125x250 1993

배병우 소나무시리즈(snm1a-028h) c-print mounted with diasec 125×250 1993

정동석 반풍경 Gelatin silver 32.5x40.7 1983~1989

정동석 반풍경 Gelatin silver 32.5×40.7 1983~1989

황숙정터-01Gelatin silver 42x42 1996 print2007

황숙정터-01Gelatin silver 42×42 1996 print2007

이정 접경(Bordering North Korea)#4 Lightjet Print 127x102 2006

이정 접경(Bordering North Korea)#4 Lightjet Print 127×102 2006

2007, Korean Modern Photography Spectrum
Five Projects: Body, Space, Still Life, Landscape, Social

From the February 1st to July 23rd 2007, Trunk Gallery exhibited 2007, Korean Modern Photography Spectrum. Five projectstitled Body, Space, Still Life, Landscape, and Social showed a spectrum of works by contemporary Korean photographers. To counteract narrow-mindedness in galleries only showing prominent artists, a display of representative work by new faces was the primary focus of our exhibition.

A gallery specializing in photography must be trustworthy in its management of work; and it must have an abundance of content. The gallery should also, help in informing society about artists who speak for the aesthetics of this time; select and properly exhibit important works by these artists; provide interpretation of these artists’ work and estimate a work’s quality and worth for the benefit of art collectors. To properly exhibit this abundance, Spectrum was classified by its objects rather than a theme, as we believe contexts surrounding each object could be pointed out, and thus each artist’s disposition could also be revealed.

2007, Korean Modern Photography Spectrum show-cased six artists, including one new artist, in each exhibition, so 30 photographers displayed a wide variety of work. We sincerely thank all the artists who participated.


4. Landscape

Originally, landscape pictures were like maps, drawn and hung in a lord’s parlor to show the scope of his land. They became a communication medium with social and cultural meaning.

Landscapes photos: the harmony of nature and the sights of the human world. Time and space. Expression of cultural thought. The result of an expression of subjective,psychological emotion, made individual through choice of frame.

An interaction between human and nature, self and others, shown in present time and space, with the reality of its value implied in socially, culturally reproduced space.

The object and form of landscape photography is expanding beyond nature / human relations and their relational context, into a medium for cultural discourse. Into a recording of historical appearance; an indicator for philosophical thought; an expression of desire towards nature. A world of ideological expression from diverse imaginations.