First Major Exhibition in the UK of the Korean Artist Meekyoung Shin at Haunch of Venison


LONDON.- Haunch of Venison London presents the first major exhibition in the UK of the Korean artist Meekyoung Shin (b.1967) in February 2011. The exhibition will include a number of significant installations from Shin’s ongoing ‘Translation’ project, in which virtuoso facsimiles of Chinese porcelain and Western classical sculpture are reinterpreted in soap. Initially trained in Korea in a classical tradition of European sculpture, Shin subsequently moved to London where she became drawn to processes of ‘translation’ undertaken by objects representing a particular culture which have been subject to a shift in location. In Translation Vases (2009), Shin reproduces several pieces of highly collectable porcelain – produced in China since the sixteenth century for consumption in the West – translating the form directly from the original. By rendering these precious objects in a seemingly fragile