Fragment opens a solo exhibition of Young-jun Tak

21 July 2021

​​Tonight at Fragment opens a solo exhibition of Young-jun Tak (born in 1989 in Seoul, South Korea). The exhibition is supported by Center Stage and Arts Council Korea. Center Stage is a non-profit project fully dedicated to support LGBTQIA+ artists. The project stands for diversity, equality, respect of LGBTQIA+ rights, and act against any types of discrimination, including homo- and transphobia, and oppression of any kind.

«Wish You a Lovely Sunday» is Young-jun Tak’s first solo exhibition, and it is the premiere of his video of the same title. The video combines and juxtaposes two distinctive spatial settings — a church and a queer club. The participants were paired up to create new choreography for a church and a queer club, and then on the day of filming, their venues were swapped to see how they would adapt.

In his practice, the artist raises questions about the Christian fanaticism of today and its fear for bodily pleasures and diversity within our contemporary culture. He analyses the moral mechanizations of societies that are currently echoing each other throughout the world by targeting LGBTQIA+ communities. Young-jun Tak’s works have been exhibited at 11th Berlin Biennale (2020), Hall Art Foundation / Schloss Derneburg Museum (2020), Seoul Museum of Art, SeMA Bunker (2019), PS120 (2018, Berlin), 15th Istanbul Biennial (2017), König Galerie (2016, Berlin) among others.