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Hanna Shim: Bone Like This

Where: Whitespace Contemporary Art, 20 Monmouth St, Ponsonby, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

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  • Admission: Free


Hanna Shim's past works of chunky soft sculptures talk about childish naivety whilst holding a sinister and foreboding undertone. Despite their cute exterior, they imbue a sense of unexpected twists and irony as the forms undergo a sense of metamorphosis. In her upcoming series Bone Like This, her work takes on an even darker tone as she speaks about death and mortality.

Using a variety of different materials collaged together, Shim precisely creates unique forms on a smaller scale. Shim's interest in the contrasting qualities of 'soft' and hard' stays consistent as she speaks about the cyclical nature of life; born soft – grow hard – die soft. Moving away from her typical soft material aesthetic, she combines her work with firm and rigid materials such as resin, glass and perspex whilst maintaining her unique sense of humour. Shim invites viewers to explore the realm of 'hard' and 'soft'; 'heavy' and 'light'; 'serious' and 'witty'.

Part of Artweek Auckland 2019.

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