Jewyo Rhii, Moving Floor, 2013, mixed media, dimensions variable.

Jewyo Rhii

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Jewyo Rhii, Moving Floor, 2013, mixed media, dimensions variable.

Another version of Jewyo Rhii’s solo exhibition “Night Studio,” curated by Sunjung Kim, was previously on view at the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, and the Museum für Moderne Kunst in Frankfurt under the title “Walls to Talk to.” The exhibition’s tour began in January 2013, but the journey behind the work began back in 2008, when the artist moved into an apartment on a market street in Itaewon, one of Seoul’s hippest commercial districts. Most of the twenty-two objects and fifteen installations on display were produced in this apartment during the nearly three years that she lived there and seen only by a few invited visitors. And this intimate environment continues to dictate the conditions of their display; Rhii not only transported the works to the three venues but also transformed the spaces to reproduce the layout of her apartment as closely as possible, since

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