Exhibition – Uncovered invisible remnants: Joana Maria Pereira + Kyung Hwa Shon -23 to 27 March

Uncovered invisible remnantsJoana Maria Pereira + Kyung Hwa Shon

(23 to 27 March – Cozinha Gallery and Technologies Pavilion Stairs of FBAUP)

This group exhibition will present new works by two artists: Kyung Hwa Shon and Joana Maria Pereira. The artwork shown in the exhibition reflects on their research projects during an Artist in Residency at the School of Fine Arts of the University of Porto.

Joana Maria Pereira’s practice is situated within and between the media of printmaking, photography and drawing. Expanding printmaking beyond its frame, the artist explores the hybrid nature of print medium by making use of less familiar materials along with an original technical approach; considering equally the manual and mechanical (re)production of images. During this residency at School of Fine Arts of the University of Porto, the artist plans to explore the presence of unexpected and invisible circumstances within the print process, something that she has been investigating for some time now and that follows the main topics of her research. Characterized by a prevailing sense of fragility, the work comprises a certain sense of impermanency, which reflects her fascination with the dichotomy between that which is simultaneously displayed and concealed.

Kyung Hwa Shon: The Surface of the City and the Depth of the Psyche

This research project, entitled ‘The surface of the city and the depth of the psyche’, looks at the effects that specific urban environments have, including the memories and experiences associated with them. The investigation into the interactions between its specific environmental system and psychological perception through the eyes of a city phantom, Stillman will be at the forefront of this endeavor. This project particularly focuses on the rediscovery of psychological heteromorphic identification, the presence of invisible substance, and fantastic visual experiences emanating from serendipitous moments of glitch in the city of Porto. It implies the opening of the urban landscape to a distinct poetics of the city in which mythology, sign, symbol, voice, text, and trace occurs.