성수 2023년 8월 (Seong-su August 2023) pop up exhibition at Emotions of Home
Special ilgi pop exhibition at Emotions of Home for 3 days only!
Time & Location
Oct 20, 2023, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
well well projects, 8371 N Interstate Ave #1, Portland, OR 97217, USA
About the event
Bringing Seong-Su to Portland:
10/20 - 10/22
opening night 10/20 6-8pm
"성수 2023년 8월 (Seong-su August 2023)" is a textile piece documenting various textures found on the streets of Seong-Su, a popular destination and temporary home during Ilgi Studio's recent trip to Seoul. Walls that show time, human touch, layers, and deterioration from extreme weather, felt new and exciting as an outsider. Knowing these textures and moments in time are fleeting and will change on a daily basis, they are preserved as a time capsule and brought to life on a new surface, existing now in the present in a new unfamiliar environment.
With an everlasting curiosity and desire to understand dual identity, family history, and overall Korean culture, short excursions from the United States to South Korea are made with the hopes of overcoming distances both physically and culturally. Understanding this futile undertaking of wanting to know both worlds, "성수 2023년 8월 (Seong-su August 2023)" embraces this state through the practice of archiving and preservation, an artful approach and process explored before commercializing ideas into an Ilgi Studio design.
Ilgi Studio is a lifestyle and apparel brand exploring documentation and reflection, drawing thematic inspiration from environments and personal experiences. Through a dual Korean and American point of view, the processes behind each garment are introspective, nostalgic, and sentimental, celebrating memories as precious archived objects. ___ words from Hyun Jung: Even a familiar house can transform into an entirely new space with a simple furniture arrangement. Countless events happen at home, and every second of it gets accumulated and becomes part of the home each second. During the month, Hyun Jung Jung will be inviting fellow creatives to utilize this space to showcase their works within the frame of Emotions of Home. This project mirrors the ever evolving story of a home setting, where different events happen day by day.
Snacks and refreshments will be provided. Limited merch for sale. See you there!