Phantom Limb was a series of events and an exhibition which took place in London from June to November 2018.
The exhibition centered the practices of Korean diaspora artists Na Mira (Los Angeles), Jette Hye Jin Mortensen (Roskilde), Joan Oh (New York City), TJ Shin (New York City), and Zadie Xa (London).
Korean diaspora identity straddles multiple geographies, with one leg in a host country and another phantom limb reaching towards Korea. Phantom Limb brings together five artists to expand and re-contextualize what it means to self-identify as Korean within a Western context. Through immersive installation, video, sculpture, and a programme of events, the artists work to build a lexicon of Korean diaspora imagery. Cody Dock’s unique architecture and location on the River Lea intertwines with the themes of movement, fluidity and ungroundedness found within the works.
Zadie Xa (31 October 2018)
TJ Shin (24 October 2018)
Joan Oh (17 October 2018)
Jette Hye Jin Mortensen (10 October 2018)
Na Mira (3 October 2018)
1-18 November 2018
London E16 4TL
An exhibition at Cody Dock, featuring work by artists Dylan Mira, Jette Hye Jin Mortensen, Joan Oh, Tiffany Jaeyeon Shin, and Zadie Xa
In partnership with Asia Art Activism and the artists of Phantom Limb, we compiled a suggested reading list related to the exhibition.
Opening of Phantom Limb, performance by Jette Hye Jin Mortensen in collaboration with Musarc
1 November 6-9pm
A Vegetable Fermentation Workshop with Kimchi Radishian, led by Joan Oh
3 November 1-3pm
Fleshing Out the Ghost: the Fetish, Desire, and Master in K-beauty, performative lecture by Tiffany Jaeyeon Shin
18 November 5-6pm
Phantom Limb: AMZ, k28, Ila Brugal, Flemish Bond, Fourth Floor Room + video screenings
A dance party and video screenings by John Flindt, Stefanie Gerstmayr, Jayson Haebich, Dana Hong, Byungchan Kim, Joan Low, Joan Oh, Gillies Adamson Semple, and Shino Yanai
30 August 2018 8pm-1am
London SE17 1LB
Phantom Limb: Karaoke Party
A night of 노래방 ‘noraebang’, private room Korean style karaoke
9 August 2018 8pm-12am
Vauxhall SE11 5QY
Phantom Limb: Potluck Dinner
A potluck dinner in celebration of Korean food and culture
28 June 2018 6-9pm
Goldsmiths Curating Studio
Deptford SE8 4RZ
Special thanks to:
Cody Dock and Gasworks Dock Partnership, Arts Council National Lottery Project Grants, Danish Arts Foundation, Goldsmiths Alumni and Friends Fund, MODE Award, Asia Art Activism, Corsica Studios, Jihwaja, They Are Here, Miia Laine of SOAS Radio, and To Whom This May Concern