Young In Hong
Image Unidentified, (2008/2014), 2020
Archival pigment print on Hahnemühle 260 luster paper
20 x 16 inches (50.8 x 40.64 centimeters)
Edition of 10
© Young In Hong/the artist (2008).
Image Unidentified was first created in 2008 as A1 size posters that were fly-posted on the street walls of London, then revived in Seoul, through Samuso, alongside the Banner Project, Artsonje Center in 2014. Image Unidentified shows an amalgamated image of 18th century European drawings and a 16th century traditional Chochungdo painting (of insects and plants) by Shin Saimdang (1504-1551). Each poster had its temporary life span, the length and duration of which was beyond the control of the artist. Through the project, the artist aimed to raise questions about the authority of artwork or artists, originality, the commercial value of art and cultural uniqueness.
Young In Hong is a visual artist based in Bristol, working across installation, sound, performance, textile and drawing. Her practice often focuses on the undervalued cultural practices, questions around the notion of ‘equality’ and its practice through art making.
Young In has presented work at among other institutions; the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, the Korean Cultural Centre, London, Gwangju Biennale, ICA London, Block Universe Festival, the Grand Palais, Paris and the Museum of Arts and Design in New York.