Nowhere NowHere – JUJU U – Dynamo Expo
Dynamo Expo cordially invites you to the opening of the exhibition «Nowhere nowHere» by JUJU U. The opening takes place on Sunday, 4th of September and starts at 4 pm. The exhibition at Dynamo Expo is on display until the 16th of September 2016.
Originally balloons are given for special occasions, such as birthdays or holidays, and are often used as party décor.
However, sometimes, they can also be used for other purposes.
Balloon propaganda campaigns in Korea include both North and South Korean propaganda leaflet campaigns through the use of balloons as a distribution method since the Korean War. A variety of other contents have also been attached to the balloons. Originally, these campaigns were organized by the governments and militaries of the Korean states. Nowadays, mainly South Korean non-governmental organizations (NGOs) regularly organize balloon release events that aim to send materials censored in North Korea, as well as various other goods, to the North Korean people.
The exhibition space is filled with balloons which radiate nervous tension. Nobody is here to claim them. They are nowhere in here now. They are filled with air and invisible ideology and hope to return to a peaceful ground.
JUJU U (1982, Seoul, South Korea) received a Master’s Degree in Fine Arts from the Goldsmiths University, London, UK. Her work was included in many group and solo shows in Korea, Japan, Nepal, Thailand, China, the USA and the UK.