by the artist collective Eye Glass Shop ㅇ-ㅇ
Art at the Asan Institute for Policy Studies (AAIPS) is pleased to present “Folding Space”, the first solo exhibition by the artist collective, Eye Glass Shop. Eye Glass Shop is comprised of Person 1, Person 2, and Person 3. They have worked together since 2009 under the name Eye Glass Shop and attempt to both fuse and juxtapose their distinct points of view. For this particular exhibition, the Eye Glass Shop has taken their collaborative practice a step further by curating the exhibition into single work of art.
– Exhibition dates: August 5 – October 28
– Location: AAIPS (Art at the Asan Institute for Policy Studies)
– Hours: Open daily from 10:30am-6:30pm
– Contact: +82 (0)2.3701.7323 / email@example.com
Eye Glass Shop was introduced to an international audience at the 2010 Gwangju Biennale curated by Massimiliano Gioni. The collective begins each work with a set of constraints, rules or instructions that are formulated as a group and then executed individually. As a result, each work by the Eye Glass Shop is composed of three distinct points of view constrained by a single overarching concept.
The artists have applied the concept of ‘Folding Space’ to the distinct architectural characteristics of the AAIPS exhibition space. The gallery’s organic layout, geometric glass walls, and black metal mesh ceiling are a few of the inspirations for this exhibition. Veiled translucent walls, wall paintings, expanded floors, and drawings have been assembled to further communicate the concept of ‘folding space’.
This exhibition also presents the previous works by the collective. Eye Glass Shop 2, 2010 narrates the same story in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd person. A selection of Eye Glass Shop 3, 2010—an eight month portrait of each artists’ diaristic list of events with each day set within a frame—is also shown. By documenting the every day, the artists hope to reveal the extraordinary in the mundane.
The Eye Glass Shop is based in Seoul, Korea. The collective has published numerous independent catalogues, and their work has been featured in the 2010 Gwangju Biennale, 1000 Lives, and the Uncountable Collection at the KT&G Sangsangmadang Gallery (Seoul) in 2011.