Para Site Hongkong, 2021 Silver Jubilee Auction
Photo by Felix Wong
Small eats big eats small, 2022, Single channel video, 3840 x 2160, color, 06:59
Working through the minute and detailed observation of microscopes and macroscopic vision of binoculars, Sunmin Park experiments with those that are intercepted and things that extend within the blind area of human senses. In particular, Park minutely observes natural phenomena, capturing what is usually overlooked by employing photography and video. The work is a video component of an experimentation process in which the movement of ambient water droplets freezing and melting was shot in a long take, and the video is edited to juxtapose images of water droplets dripping downward, combining to form bigger droplets, and droplets rising upwards, dividing into smaller droplets. When one immerses oneself in the movement of the small droplets, they appear not as water droplets but as living faces both big and small. They rise and fall in a mutual relationship, and their appearance conjures up visions of a gravity that eats everything in its path and a world without hierarchy. Park studied sculpture at Seoul National University, South Korea. Park achieved a Meister Schüler degree under Prof. Rosemarie Trockel at Kunstakademie in Düsseldorf. Park has participated in exhibitions at MUSE Museum of Science, Trento (2021); Jeju Museum of Contemporary Art (2019); and Museo Nazionale della Montagna, Turin (2019). Her work has also been screened internationally.
Refik Anadol, Uri Aran, Julieta Aranda, Michael Armitage, Xyza Cruz Bacani, Beeple, Bernd Behr, David Boyce, Deborah Brown, Cai Guo-Qiang, Candy Bird, Gordon Cheung, Cheung Tsz Hin, Luke Ching, Elaine Chiu, Heman Chong, Revital Cohen & Tuur Van Balen, Abraham Cruzvillegas, Cian Dayrit, Elmgreen & Dragset, Frog King, Antony Gormley, Jake Grewal, Ho Sin Tung, Roni Horn, Alfredo Jaar, Kim Woo Young, Vvzela Kook, Yayoi Kusama, Firenze Lai, Law Yuk-mui, Lee Bul, Lee Kit, Lee Seung Taek, Leung Chi Wo, Shuang Li, Minouk Lim, William Lim, Lin Jingjing, Erbossyn Meldibekov, Ciprian Mureșan, Paulina Olowska, Prabhakar Pandurang Pachpute, Jorge Pardo, Sunmin Park, Dan Perjovschi, Clément Rodzielski, Torbjørn Rødland, Ed Ruscha, Matthias Schaller, Jim Shaw, Tsherin Sherpa, Homer Shew, Wilson Shieh, Sin Wai Kin, Daniel Steegmann Mangrané, Angela Su, Szeto Keung, Stephen Thorpe, Charwei Tsai, Pae White, Wong Chun Hei, Ming Wong, Wu Jiaru, Wu Shuang, Xper.Xr, Carrie Yamaoka, Samson Young, Stella Zhang, Zheng Bo, Zhu Jinshi
We are thrilled to announce the launch of the Para Site Silver Jubilee Auction, featuring over70 lots generously donated to Para Site by artists, galleries, and friends from all over the world.Proceeds from the auction will go directly towards supporting Para Site’s year-roundprogramming, including exhibitions, public events, publications, and educationalprogrammes, both in Hong Kong and beyond.
2021 has presented continuous challenges on multiple levels. In this difficult year, we cannothelp but be reminded of Para Site’s beginning as a self-organised space for artists in a period ofuncertainty 25 years ago as Hong Kong prepared for its handover. It is more pertinent thanever that we see art’s unique power to bring communities together, to foster dialogue, and toimagine a better tomorrow. For this, we are extremely grateful and humbled by the support wehave received from artists, galleries, and individuals in Hong Kong and beyond, who all believepassionately in art’s future and in the need for the places that nurture it to continue thriving.
The artworks are available for bidding online at www.ps25auction.com and for viewing inperson at our auction preview at 22/F, Soho House between 18 and 23 November 2021 from12 to 8pm, with an opening reception on 17 November 2021 from 6:30 to 8:30pm. The SilverJubilee Auction consists of live lots and silent lots. Silent lots are available for online biddinguntil 11:30pm HKT on 25 November 2021. Online bids for live auction items will close at6pm HKT on 24 November 2021. You may also participate in the live auction on 25November via absentee or phone bidding by contacting Kelly Ma (firstname.lastname@example.org) andJacqueline Leung (email@example.com).