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Amanda Curreri

Based in her complicit and complicated relationship with Korea, Curreri's work is part instigation, part exorcism, and part love-letter to Korea.
Curreri builds upon the time she spent on Yongsan Military Base in Seoul several years ago and presents an investigation of the use of twin barbershop poles surrounding the base. The poles, when in pairs, signal that sexual services are on offer – services heavily steeped in economies of military and power.  In her installation – which was first exhibited as part of the 2011 Incheon Women's Biennale in Korea – the artist distills the notions and implications of this visual icon to capture the shifting of her own identity.

The image of the barbershop poles give-way to a series of undisclosed performances throughout the run of the exhibition. Acts such as these, driven by exposure and intimacy, are at the core of the artist’s practice alongside the duality of identity and sexuality. 

For more information about the artist, visit her website.