Bae Sejin : Waiting For Godot

31 Aug - 3 Oct 2023

Delphic

Bae Sejin : Waiting For Godot

31 Aug - 3 Oct 2023
Delphic


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"One day we were born, one day we shall die." Artist Bae Sejin speaks of the cyclicity of time through the tradition of pottery by encapsulating it in the contemporary era. The clay, molded by the artist's hands, signifies the link connecting the past and the future, as well as the present in between. This exhibition delves into the artist's world of work, centering around his signature piece "Waiting for Godot."

Drawing inspiration from Samuel Beckett's play "Waiting for Godot", where the protagonist endlessly waits for someone named Godot but never finds fulfillment, we can discover the artist's profound contemplation and diligent practice through the similarities between the themes of the play and the repetitive pottery process.

By considering materials, mixing clay, creating plates, intentionally making cracks, and then imprinting numbers, the works are meticulously constructed with their assigned numbers showcasing the results of 15 years of Bae's relentless practice and effort. This repetition, in the hundreds of thousands, represents not just a simple task but symbolizes the artist's life and his journey within.

Bae Sejin leaves us a message through his work that "How do we transform and exist within time?" The work allows us to figure out ourselves standing at the heart of change. Through this exhibition, we can see at a glance his 15-year journey of work. In collaboration with PBG and DELPHIC, a limited edition Tea Container was released along with De Mitéra leaf tea, a unique experience aligned with the artist's world of art.

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Bae Sejin

A potter who creates ceramic objets by piecing together at consistent intervals small soil fragments with serial numbers, artist Bae Sejin has built his own philosophy of work by repeating the same work for over ten years. The same title given to all his works originates from Samuel Beckett’s play Waiting for Godot. In the play, the two protagonists keep waiting for something named Godot, but ultimately, they are unable to meet Godot. The artist’s work resembles the play in that it reveals the time of nature through a repetitive process rather than as something completed as a single result.


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