Christophe Guye Galerie, Zürich
CH - 8008 Zurich
artist / participant
Christophe Guye Galerie is pleased to announce the solo exhibition of Jun Ahn (*1981, South Korea). The exhibition presents a comprehensive overview of ‘Self-Portrait’, Jun Ahn’s most prominent series. The self-portrait has become de rigueur among female photographers since Cindy Sherman and Francesca Woodman made their now canonical works of the 1970s. Nikki Lee revived the genre in the late 90s with her studies of subcultures as self-portraits, and now the self-portrait has become almost a rite of passage among female photographers, who have been creating increasingly daring and specific versions of the genre. Jun Ahn’s suicidal self-portraits are a particularly unsettling, but captivating, addition to that tradition. They are paradoxical, conveying both the sense of the agency of a goddess or superwoman and the vulnerability and innocence of a wounded girl.