Jane Jin Kaisen: Halmang

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An elderly woman with short brown hair leans against a rock on Jeju Island, south of the Korean peninsula. Looking at the viewer with a neutral expression, she wears a long sleeved blouse with a floral pattern and is holding a long white cloth.
Image credit: Jane Jin Kaisen, 'Halmang', 2023, video still. Courtesy of the artist.

Jane Jin Kaisen is an artist and filmmaker who was born on Jeju Island, South Korea and now lives in Denmark. Halmang is the title of her first UK solo exhibition of artwork.

Presented at esea contemporary, which was once a wholesale fish market, this collection of artwork connects the historic Manchester market building with the artist’s heritage in South Korea, where her mother and grandmother earned a living as female sea divers who collected seafood from the ocean.

You can see this striking exhibition at esea contemporary from 20 January until 21 April 2024.

Additionally, join esea contemporary in celebrating the opening of Jane Jin Kaisen’s first UK solo show on Friday 19 January 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Free entry, book here. 

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Market buildings, Thomas Street
Greater Manchester,
M4 1EU

Tuesday - Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday 12pm-5pm. Closed on Monday and bank holidays.

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