Untitled 9750000-2 (1975/2020) is a notable photography work by CHOI Byungso from the 1970s. The work, which combines four images of chairs with corresponding text, can be reinterpreted or understood...
Untitled 9750000-2 (1975/2020) is a notable photography work by CHOI Byungso from the 1970s. The work, which combines four images of chairs with corresponding text, can be reinterpreted or understood through both image and text. By directing or interpreting the visual image of photographs as a language, these works draw attention to accidental and inevitable deviations as a result of disparity in meaning. CHOI created works, which expose differences in interpretation between visual language and text in order to show that visual art is not only a language in itself but also an independent domain of concepts. The viewers experience the limitations of language as a descriptive form to embody a certain reality or situation when faced with text accompanying the image of chairs with designated objects. - ""Untitled 9750000-2", 1975, a group of four photos, each showing a different everyday item set on a chair, with the object's name, in English, at the top: newspaper, bottle, suitcase, umbrella. A doorknob appears at the top-left corner of each image―almost as a trompe l'oeil device, pinning the work to the wall. Though clearly miming Joseph Kosuth's "One and Three Chairs", 1965, the work does not ruminate on representation so much as collapse the referent and the signifier into one single image. All we see is the image as it stages and constructs our world." - Adela Kim, Artforum
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