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30 Maple Street
London W1T 6HA
United Kingdom
November 1st, 2012 - November 1st, 2012
Opening: November 1st, 2012 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

fitzrovia, bloomsbury
+44(0)207 436 9717
12- 6 pm
mixed-media, installation, performance, conceptual, sculpture


Artists: Alexis Milne, Erik Bendix, Joey Holder, Ole Hagen, Sangjin Kim, Shauba Chang, and Woon Zung 

Preview: 23rd November 2012, 6-9pm  

*Opening performance by Alexis Milne " Your Eyes are Dead (Part two)" at 8pm  

Date: 24th November – 5th December 2012, 12-6pm 

Venue: Hanmi Gallery, 30 Maple Street, London, W1T 6HA


HANMI  GALLERY  is  pleased  to  announce  its  14th  interim  exhibition  PHOBIA  by  six  international  artists working in different media. This exhibition is curated by Seihee Shon and Yovi Jisun Song, two London based independent curators, in collaboration with Alpha Art Association. 

The exhibition brings together practices that explore the concepts of unease and disquietude. These include personal  feelings  of  aversion,  collective  anxieties  in  contemporary  society  and  artistic  actions  as  healing rituals.  The  exhibition  investigates  various  aspects  of  fear  and  anxiety,  for  example,  from  a  subjective experience to collective memory of fear.

Phobia  is  an  irrational  dread  often  caused  by  traumatic  memories  which  can  control  our  mind  and  body, limiting our space of action. Referring to Jean-Paul Sartre’s words “An emotion totally changes the world”, philosopher  Lars  Svendsen’s  description  of  how  a  feeling  can  make  one’s  world  different  is  useful:  “The secure person lives in a reliable world … while the insecure person lives in a world that at any time can turn against him, where the basis of existence at any time can be pulled out from under his feet.” 



Erik Bendix works with cartoon-based imagery, with its ubiquitous presence within popular culture, and his painterly translations of these into something idiosyncratic and significantly less defined. He completed his BA in philosophy, University of Southern Denmark in Odense. He finished his MFA Fine Art at Goldsmiths College  in  2010  and  was  awarded  the  ‘Jealous  Print  Prize’  (London)  in  2010.  Recently, he exhibited  his paintings at the Creative London (Space K) in Seoul. 

Shauba Chang is the founder and chief editor of ‘Waterfall Magazine'. Waterfall Magazine is an independent art and photography magazine, which makes connections between art, daily life, and common experiences. The magazine has been included in art/photo book fairs internationally, including Magazine Library (Tokyo 2010), Off Print (Paris, 2010) and London Art Book Fair (London, 2011). Shauba graduated with an MFA in fine art media from the Slade School of Fine Art in London.  

Ole  Hagen  works  with  video,  sculpture  and  large  scale  drawings.  Combining found  locations  with constructed stage sets, masks and sculpted figures with living bodies, the artist produces moving images of interior spaces populated by mute characters. He teaches fine art at Birmingham City University. Ole Hagen studied at the National Academy of Fine Art in Oslo, did an MA at Chelsea College of Art and Design and PhD at  Goldsmiths  College.  In  2010,  he  presented  the  solo  show Holography  for  Beginners at  the  Horse Hospital. 

Joey  Holder  received  her  BA  in  painting  from  Kingston  University  and  graduated  with  an  MFA  from Goldsmiths in 2010. She has exhibited widely in the UK and internationally. Recent shows this year include Westworld at xero, kline and coma, Diagrammatic Form at Banner Repeater, BYOB at The Barge house and The Supra-Sensorial Bin at VSR. In 2009 her work was featured in Impossible Exchange for Frieze Projects (at Frieze Art Fair) and she was shortlisted for the ‘Red Mansion Art Prize’. Upcoming shows this year include Hashfail at Grand Union, and Xanadu at LIMAZULU. Joey is part of the art group ‘psychoanalYSL’.

Sangjin Kim examines how human beings’ way of recognition which analyses and reassembles the elements of things. His research based installations are often connected with the context of a specific space. Recent shows include Situated Senses 02: 30cm of Obscurity at the Old Police Station. He completed his BFA at the Fine  Art  Department  of  Seoul  National  University  and  continues  to  study  at  Goldsmiths  College.  He exhibited his solo show Ingredients at Gallery Min in 2011. 

Alexis Milne’s work traverses video and interventionist performance, utilizing alter egos, the grotesque and cartoonist parody as tools to comment on the erosion of the authentic and in particular riot as spectacle. He has exhibited and performed widely in the UK, Germany, Italy, and the Czech. He awarded as a 2011winner of the ‘European Academies Startpoint ‘prize. He obtained his BA in North American socio-political studies at Manchester University and graduated with an MFA in fine art from Goldsmiths College in 2010.  

Woon Zung works across photography, video, site-specific work and sculpture. Her practice is closely related to her interest in architectural forms and urban structures. She obtained her BS architectural engineering at Yonsei  University  in  Seoul  and  finished  her  MFA  in  fine  art  (sculpture)  at  the  Slade  School  of  Fine  Art  in London. She was awarded the Boise Travel Scholarship, Hong Kong in 2011 and exhibited at Artist at Work; Process Recorded at the KCC (Korean Cultural Centre) in London.

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