In an Australian premiere, Han Sungpil will present a major site- specific installation from his renowned photographic series Polar Heir. Exhibited in one of Ballart’s most popular inner city laneways, Sungpil’s photographic display will transform the location into an urban iceberg of epic proportions.

Polar Heir is exemplar of Sungpil’s career-long concerns with global warming and its relationship with humans. From 2013 to 2016 Sungpil travelled throughout the Arctic Circle to photograph the indisputable effects of global warming. Experts suggest, shall the world’s polar ice sheets melt the world’s sea level will rise by approximately 60 meters causing catastrophic consequences.

Han Sungpil is a Korean artist whose practice comprises photography, video and installations, covering subjects such as environmental issues, originalities, history and the relation between the real and the represented. He strives to understand the world’s diversity by exploring nature and interpreting mundane worlds that have been sources of his inspiration. His works have been exhibited and reviewed at notable venues and events around the world. Han received a BFA in photography from Chung-Ang University in Seoul and completed the Curating Contemporary Design MA program offered by Kingston University and the Design Museum, both in London.

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Han Sungpil / Polar Heir
  • August 24, 2019 - October 20, 2019
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm