Historical Present by Ahn Sungseok

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HISTORICAL PRESENT by Ahn Sungseok

Public On-View:2015/02/06 (Fri)–04/05 (Sun)
Venue:1839 Contemporary Gallery (Tel: 02-2778-8458)
B1, 120 Yanji Street, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan ROC
Free Admission

Have you ever wondered how certain places looked like decades ago?

South Korean artist Sungseok Ahn’s series entitled “HISTORICAL PRESENT” questions the memory of past from the fast changing scenery of today. By overlapping a historical location with an old image of that exact place, he questions the way we treat our history and explores the dynamics between space and time at the same time.

Sungseok Ahn was born in Suwoon in 1985.  He was graduated at Photography and Visual Media Department of Sangmyung University in 2010.

HONORS, AWARDS AND PRIZES

2014 Sony World Photography AWARD in Architecture
2011 ASEAN-KOREAN CENTRE , Represent of Korean Artist.
2010 Dae-gu Photo Biennale brilliant portfolio review.
2009 “SEMA – Selected EMerging Artists”, Seoul Museum of Art / Selected Emerging Artists, Monthly Photoart. / Ilhyun Museum Travel Grant Winner.

RESIDENCIES

2014-15 Studio AIR 2014, Berlin, Germany
2011-12 18th Street Arts Center, Santa Monica, U.S.A

COLLECTIONS

Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts
Suwon Hwaseong museeum
National museum of modern and contemporary ART

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