Sojung Jun (b. 1982 Busan, Korea) is known for her video and performance art. One of her recent exhibitions, Artspectrum, which was shown in Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art in Seoul in 2012, demonstrates Jun’s interest in producing a series of related shots that constitute a complete unit of video. By introducing people who work in specialized professions almost completely unknown to us, she tries to tell the stories of artisans whose auras have reached the state of art. While portraying the lives of these people who continue to hone their skills, which are slowly being forgotten, her work also seeks points of connection with the attitude of an artist searching for an unreachable ideal. The artist represents life stories happening in the reality that surrounds her, which could be trivial yet very precious to someone else, in the world of imaginary fiction through drama-like composition, stage, performance and installation and classical text-based narratives.
Sojung Jun is visiting apexart from Seoul, South Korea, from January 3 - February 3, 2013. She is part of a residency exchange program with Seoul Art Space_Geumcheon. See her Resident Page for more information.