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EXHIBITION: Green Room

Presented by Smith College Museum of Art at Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton MA

Aug 16 2019
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Sep 08 2019
EXHIBITION: Green Room

Green Room shows the deconstruction of a trompe-l’oeil (French phrase for “deceives the eye”) environment by artist Kyung Woo Han, challenging the assumption that video must be used to faithfully represent the truth.

With wit and humor, Kyung Woo Han challenges the assumption that video is an artistic medium of faithfully representing truth. He painstakingly constructs trompe-l’oeil (French phrase for “deceives the eye”) environments, and then deconstructs them for the camera. In Green Room, pieces of furniture seem to float in a flooded room. When Han enters and removes the “furniture” piece by piece, the optical illusion is exposed. The room is dry, partially painted a light green to create

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