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THE APPROACH

1st Floor, 47 Approach Rd, E2 9LY
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HUN KYU KIM : EIGHT UNIVERSES AND THE MACHINE
Nov 15 - Dec 16, 2018
The Approach is delighted to present Eight Universes and The Machine, the first solo exhibition in the UK by South Korean artist Hun Kyu Kim.
Working in the aesthetic tradition of Korean silk painting, Kim crafts precise allegorical pictures, employing a range of both political, contemporary, and art-historical references and influences. Through his skilled application of oriental painting, Kim builds intricate stories about an imaginary world. Yet this fictional world becomes an analogy for Kim’s interpretation and reflections on the very real recent political situation in South Korea and its startling transformation since a stamping out of a corrupt regime.
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HEIDI BUCHER : DIE WÄSSER UND LIBELLENLUST
May 15 - Jun 23, 2019 FINAL WEEK
The Approach is excited to present Die Wässer und Libellenlust, a solo exhibition of works by Heidi Bucher. The show focusses on water and the symbol of the dragonfly, two major aspects of her practice that resonated throughout the late ‘70s and ‘80s. These elements highlighted Heidi’s fascination with the processes of shedding, transformation and renewal. Bucher’s employment of water, with its ablutionary qualities, and the dragonfly, as an embodiment of metamorphosis, represented her vision of breaking free from the constraints and traumas that haunt both one’s past and present.
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Click to enlargeUNDER THE SPELL OF THE IMAGE : GROUP SHOW CURATED BY JOHN STEZAKER
Jul 4 - Aug 4, 2019
Private view Wed Jul 3 6pm - 9pm
Much contemporary art is guided by the concept. The work selected here is guided by the image. Maurice Blanchot describes the artist as “an exile from life in the world of images”; Kushana Bush, David Kettner and Susan Te Kahurangi King are in different ways such exiles. They accept no responsibility apart from a dedication to, and a fascination for, the image.
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HELENE APPEL : OUTSIDE
Jul 4 - Aug 4, 2019
Private view Wed Jul 3 6pm - 9pm
The Annexe is excited to present a new body of works by Helene Appel. Painting on a 1:1 scale, distinctive to the artist’s practice, the show will comprise large life-like tree trunks, rendered in watercolour on heavy linen fabric. The trees are made using a new technique, where the objects are 'cut-out' from the canvas, forming three-dimensional silhouettes. Through the act of cutting-out, Appel is ostensibly destroying painting; the canvas comes to life as an object in itself rather than an image-on-canvas stretched over a wooden frame.
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Aug 5 - Sep 1, 2019

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