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Artist
Cho Hyung-yoon

  After majoring in Art Studies(Kunstwissenschaft) at Hongik University, Cho Hyun-gyoon is currently studying at the graduate school of the same university and major. She is interested in combining theory, criticism, and work. The main interests are puppet shows, studio-type children's programs, gags and digital image collection. She is currently working on such media. The 11th Hongik Art Exhibition (2016) exhibited the installation works Cry Booth and Je te Beux. Photo work Shinjeong-dong pierrot club was exhibited in College of Art&Design Union (2018).
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Artist
Cho Hyung-yoon

  After majoring in Art Studies(Kunstwissenschaft) at Hongik University, Cho Hyun-gyoon is currently studying at the graduate school of the same university and major. She is interested in combining theory, criticism, and work. The main interests are puppet shows, studio-type children's programs, gags and digital image collection. She is currently working on such media. The 11th Hongik Art Exhibition (2016) exhibited the installation works Cry Booth and Je te Beux. Photo work Shinjeong-dong pierrot club was exhibited in College of Art&Design Union (2018).
Curatorial Essay
Our Hospitality*

  These days, I always wear a mask, so when a person I hate says something I hate, stick out my tongue secretly, "merong :P" Since a few months ago, my next-door neighbor has been singing "Let it go(Frozen)" every four o'clock. The crazy man shouting alone on the empty platform looks lonely. There would have been more audiences around him before. We're all neatly separated under 'social distancing'. At this time, I imagine lovely tea time with my best friend.
  Pierrot opens the gate and holds my coat. I say hello to Pierrot and his friend Pierrot's doll. We chat by the sunny window, pouring black tea into a light green glass. We pick each other's chiffon dresses while listening to the orgel. We take a walk in the azalea park in pretty clothes in the afternoon. In the evening we take the Carnival's Ferris wheel, look at the circus under the colorful tent, and come home on a toy train. Holding a rabbit doll that I won as a prize for the Carnival rubber gun game.
  Now that everyone is away from each other, I just imagine more pleasant hospitality than ever.
  Cho Hyung-yoon's work invites friends. It's like a birthday invitation on a pretty letter sheet. Like a friend's house painted in the shape of a palace on an invitation's map. A birthday party can be called the pleasure of the chosen friends because not everyone is invited. Like the hero invited to the carnival tent in I Love You! like walking on the streets of dawn with a friend dressed as Pierrot in Shinjeong-dong Pierrot Club. Yes, it's hard for everyone to be invited to a precious place. But the good thing about Web exhibitions is that everyone can be invited. In addition, the audience can readily accept the invitation in a relaxed and comfortable place, regardless of the circumstances. Of course, we're going to look beyond our own little digital devices, and we're going to look at smaller pieces than they really are. Why don't you take a look at the work as if you're opening a small treasure box?

*The title of Buster Keaton's comedy film released in 1923. (pointing the gun with an angry look on his face)"You will never forget our hospitality!"

Yebin Baek
Individual Work Essay
The Probability of Me

  There's a river of doubt running between me and me.
  The days we can cross,
  There was a day we couldn't cross.

  Park Se-mi, The Probability of Me

  When I look up the cliff as I fall from the cliff, if there is me who pushes me down the cliff? I wake up in my dream and sweep my face down on the bed, and there is another me standing in the doorway looking at me. I often imagine a man who lives his whole life waking up one after another from a series of dreams. In Cho Hyung-yoon's Shinjeong-dong Pierrot Club, there is me who accidentally bumped into each other in a dream. The "I" I just ran into is somehow dressed up as a clown, and the other two are trying to travel through the dawn of Shin Jeong-dong with friends. I join their party.
  Cho Hyung-yoon says, "When you dress up as a clown (whether good or evil) no one takes it seriously." Dressed as a Pierrot, "I" is quite different from the reality of living under all the hardships of life. No matter what she says or does, Pierrot takes no responsibility. Pierrot worships sharp wit and yearns for a raucous ruckus, and serious grief clings together and throws it on the road. Even if it is the king's sorrow.
  Wearing a mask blocks my appearance with a wall that I have already made, 'make up for performance' is rather a way to show a new look on top of me. The 'make up for performance' is different from the normal makeup that beautifully decorates one's appearance, as the 'make up for performance' is determined to forget the "me" of reality and become a new person. Members of the Pierrot Club have a good time wearing Pierrot clothes and jewelry. Like a toy lying under a telephone pole late at night, like a demon wandering around outside a dream. But look at the clown doll teasing the hero for not giving him a train ticket. Look at the toy train passing over the white cloth. The laughter of the other dolls who invited the hero in a nice dress is just lovely.

  "This is the children's treasure trove. I have a little budget for toys for my kids. When a good kid comes to me, I'll bring him here to keep his memories of me. Now, pick one out."

  Charles Baudelaire, Moral of toys

  Meanwhile, the heroine of I Love You! leaves to confess her love for the sunny weather. she has a tough obstacle ahead, as any heroine does. But look at the Pierrot doll, who teases our heroine, saying she won't give her a train ticket. Look at the toy train running across the white blanket. The laughter of the other dolls who invited the heroine in a nice dress is just lovely! Imagine being invited to a nice house and watching the little boy in the house play with toys. You feel the sunlight coming into the window and hear the story of the protagonist's adventure that the little boy makes out of toys.
  Cho Hyung-yoon is said to actually collect precious toys and dolls. When she travels abroad, in flea markets, in vintage clothing rooms, in party shops. She even picks up props that someone threw away. She guesses one of the reasons for collecting toys is that she lived in one house for a long time. You need a cozy room to invite someone to sit down and play with dolls on the floor with colorful blankets. Because no one wants her alter ego to be broken, injured, or buried. The reason why there are so many dolls in shiny and soft clothes is because they have a little child to take care of.
  The heroine goes out on the road dressed as a traveler, then changes into a chiffon dress in a friend's room. But the outside world, where the heroine opens the door with a key to confess her love, is below the cliff. The naked and shattered heroine crawls and eventually shouts "I love you!" With this confession, the friendly laughter becomes quiet. Now the heroine is in the outside world.

Yebin Baek