In her exhibition "There is tiresome, but attractive" Diana Artus presents the results of her three-month artist residency in Seoul in spring 2015. Recurring themes in the artist's work are the interdependency between city and mood as well as the possibilities of a psychogeographic reading and narration of urban structures. This time her research was inspired by the theories of South Korean philosopher Byung-Chul Han, who referred to his country as a "fatigue society in terminal stage", and is focused on the specific atmosphere of Seoul between "excitement" and "exhaustion".
In the form of an installation setting the exhibition brings together various photographs of the city's business and shopping districts, especially Gangnam and the "Smart City" Songdo, which is still under construction. Furthermore, Diana Artus presents her new artist book, "A Korean Notebook", which is inspired by Korean notebooks and combines the image and text level of the exhibition.