Jean Shin
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Hair Wall, 2002

Artist’s hair and existing holes in the gallery wall

Dimensions variable

Installation at Artist Space, New York

In this installation, tufts of the artist’s own hair have been tucked into holes in the gallery wall left behind from the previous exhibition. Hair Wall literally incorporates a part of Shin’s body into the creative act while linking her to the art that preceded her. In addition, the organic quality of the material contrasts with the structured layout and the clean, white environment of the gallery.

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