Shinuk Suh will be participating in Art Biesenthal 2019, the annual art exhibition, residency and summer program situated in outer Berlin that focuses on bringing international emerging and established artists together. This year’s residency will commence August 1st to September 7th while the exhibition will take place August 17th to September 7th.
Artists will be in a residency exploring the historical site of the gallery and surrounding natural landscape. Past artists have included Nan Goldin, Alicja Kwade, Markus Keibel, Norbert Biskey, Dennis Feddersen, Thomas Rentmeister, Andrej Golder, amongst others.
Situated on a 14th century mill conversion, Art Biesenthal is a historical space whereby artists from all over the world gather together in a collaborative journey to create art.
A first official mention of the place where Art Biesenthal stands today dates back to the 14th century, constructed as weir to control the flow of the nearby river Finow to fill the moat of a nearby castle, it was later converted to serve as a mill.
At the start of the 20th century it was held by the jewish Mühsam family who gave the Villa its characteristic stucco facade and charm. With the rise of the Nazi regime in the 1930s their property was seized and misused as a vehicle repair shop.
After the war it was reconverted to serve as a mill once again but it was burnt down in 2002. A year later, Michael Hecken discovered the manor and with Zanderroth Architekten Berlin, they developed a concept that would restore the historic place and give new creative spirit and home for international art practice.
Shinuk Suh will be taking part in this year’s residency, and he will be exploring sculptural work and installations through found materials. His works begins with examining the ideology that his family, church, school, and the army (the state apparatus) in South Korea infused into him. He felt a sense of deprivation in feeling difference between his character and the ideological human image imposed on him. He seemed like a person who had fallen out of society which this ongoing sense of deviation often made him flee from reality.
You can see Shinuk Suh’s work at the exhibition opening which will take place on August 17th, 2019.
VERNISSAGE 17 August | 12pm until late night
Live performances and after party
More information about Shinuk Suh can be found HERE
More information about Art Biesenthal can be found HERE