The Austrian-Korean artist Kaja Clara Joo (born 1991 in Vienna) is showing her new, expansive installation LURKER. The title is borrowed from net jargon and refers to people who read along to discussions in internet forums or chats but do not actively participate in them.
LURKER is made up of technically very differently executed works that all refer to each other in terms of content. The narrative material that the artist weaves could not be denser: sculpture, experimental photography and video combine to form an installative structure that revolves around the Korean mythical figure of Bulgasari.
The examination of the Bulgasari figure brings an old story into the present and emphasises its topicality by addressing feelings of unease and secrecy, but also trust, courage and (in)visibility.
Dr. Lisa Ortner-Kreil
(Excerpts from the exhibition text)
Lobkowitzplatz 3, 1010 Vienna
Tuesday to Friday 13 – 18 h
Saturday 11 – 14 h
Kaja Clara Joo: LURKER
20 Oct 2023 - 25 Nov 2023
Lobkowitzplatz 3, 1010 Wien, Österreich
(c) Kaja Clara Joo.