Dream Auction is an umbrella for a series of works exploring the Korean practice of buying and selling dreams. A casual part of everyday life which is rooted in centuries of historical dream interpretation, friends or relatives might buy or sell one another’s dreams based on their symbolic characteristics. Though such transactions are informal and friendly, they hold mutual affective value rooted in the sharing of one’s personal, internal contemplations. It is a transfer of energy in good faith, an act of friendly generosity rooted in reverie. Echoing these relational habits, artist Bongsu Park’s work offers her audience similarly profound moments for experiencing dreams, using sensory visuals to embellish our perception of the subconscious.
Dream Auction @The Rosenfeld Gallery, 37 Rathbone Street, London W1T 1NZ, 20 November 2021
supported by Arts Council Korea
* The first Dream Auction was held at Post Territory Ujeongguk in Seoul on 5th June 2021 as part of Bongsu Park's solo exhibition Dreamers' Gathering supported by Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture. All profits were donated to Miral Welfare Foundation.
Bongsu Park | In Dreams We Gather
18 november 2021 - 13 february 2022
Tuesday – Saturday 11am - 6pm
37 Rathbone Street, London W1T 1NZ