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Institutional Exhibitions

Lee Seung Jio

Solo Exhibition
Hyundai Card First Look Lee Seung Jio
1 Jun - Fall 2024
Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA

Lee Ufan

Solo Exhibition
LEE UFAN
28 May – 27 Oct 2024
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Jenny Holzer

Solo Exhibition
Jenny Holzer: Light Line
17 May – 29 Sep 2024
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA

Anish Kapoor

Solo Exhibition
ANISH KAPOOR UNSEEN
11 Apr – 20 Oct 2024
ARKEN Museum of Modern Art, Ishøj, Denmark

Roni Horn

Solo Exhibition
Roni Horn: Give Me Paradox or Give Me Death
23 Mar – 11 Aug 2024
Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany

Park Chan-kyong

Solo Exhibition
Park Chan-kyong: Gathering
7 Oct 2023 - 13 Oct 2024
Smithsonian’s National Museum of Asian Art, Washington DC, USA

Haegue Yang

Group Exhibition
Illusions of Life
7 Jun 2024 – May 2025
Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA

Kwon Young-Woo, Byron Kim, Lee Ufan

Group Exhibition
Lineages: Korean Art at The Met
7 Nov 2023 - 20 Oct 2024
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

July 2024

Ugo Rondinone, Subject of Solo Exhibition Cry Me a River at Kunstmuseum Luzern
Swiss contemporary artist Ugo Rondinone’s retrospective Cry Me a River is being held at the Kunstmuseum Luzern in Lucerne, Switzerland. The “river” in the title of the exhibition refers to the River Reuss, which flows into Lake Lucerne in front of the museum. The exhibited works resonate not only with the gallery space, but also with the natural surroundings of the museum. 

Through this exhibition, Rondinone contemplates upon the significance of his place of origin in relation to his artistic practice, connecting with the artistic lineage of the Swiss inland region known as “Innerschweizer Innerlichkeit,” which emerged in the early 1970s in central Switzerland. Marking Rondinone’s return from New York to his home country, Cry Me a River brings together extensive and multifaceted works spanning over the past 30 years.

Among the presented works, stone figures, inspired by helpful signposts in the mountains, comprises four large-scale sculptures that surpass human size, dominating the exhibition space and overwhelming the visitors. Primal, consisting of 59 small-scale bronze sculptures in the shape of horses, evokes prehistoric artifacts unearthed by archaeologists. Such play with dimension is a recurring element in Rondinone's work. Additionally, two paintings depicting the day and night landscapes of Lake Lucerne are also on display, capturing the beauty of his homeland.

Cry Me a River encompasses Rondinone's reinterpretation of familiar and intuitive motifs through traditional materials and methods, bridging the gap between viewers and his artworks. This retrospective continues through October 20.

July 2024

Lee Seung Jio’s Iconic Painting Presented in Hyundai Card First Look Series at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) presents a key work from the Nucleus series by Lee Seung Jio as a part of Hyundai Card First Look. Celebrating the partnership between MoMA and Hyundai Card, this new programming aims to highlight modern and contemporary Korean art and to discover and foster promising artists and curators. The series presents recent acquisitions from MoMA’s vast collection of painting, design, film, photography and sculpture in dedicated public spaces on the Museum’s second and third floors. Among the first artists featured are Lee Seung Jio, a pioneering figure in Korean geometric abstraction, and Martine Gutierrez, an American performance artist.

On view on the Museum's third floor is Nucleus F-G-999 (1970), a representative work from Lee’s Nucleus series. With its prominent pipe-like cylinders as a motif, the work symbolizes modern civilization and the rapid advancement of technology. Lee meticulously applied color using a flat brush and masking tape, then sanded down each layer to create a pulsating field of light. Such a process allowed the artist to add the illusion of metallic surfaces to the painting, further exploring the ideas of flatness and three-dimensionality, the abstract and the figurative. The exhibition runs through fall 2024.

July 2024

Kim Yun Shin, Subject of Solo Exhibition Kim Yunshin—Letters from Argentina at Lee Ungno Museum, Daejeon, Korea
First-generation South Korean woman sculptor Kim Yun Shin’s solo exhibition Kim Yunshin—Letters from Argentina is currently on view at Lee Ungno Museum in Daejeon, Korea. This exhibition commemorates the 60th anniversary of Kim and Lee’s first encounter in Paris and highlights Kim’s creative passion and artistic practice cultivated across the globe over decades. The exhibition showcases approximately fifty works including sculptures, paintings and archive materials all stemming from Kim’s unique visual language deeply rooted in naturalist philosophy, of which thirty of them are publicly revealed for the first time in Korea. 

The interaction between Kim Yun Shin and Lee Ungno came to an end when Lee was implicated in the East Berlin Incident of 1967. However, their practices share similarities in treating painting and sculpture as complementary genres rather than as two different parts of a dichotomy, which allowed them to flexibly expand their artistic worlds through experimental attitudes. In particular, Kim has been experimenting not only with crossing the boundaries between painting and sculpture but also with interpreting and experimenting with dichotomous values such as life and the absolute, ephemerality and eternity, in new dimensions.

Chronologically illuminating Kim’s representative works through the lens of "natural abstract," the exhibition presents the Yeokdong (Dynamism) series from the late 1970s, where she first experimented with the boundaries between plasticity and flatness after moving to France; and the Song of My Soul series from 1984, produced after settling in Argentina, with an emphasis on the plasticity and color based on Latin American cultural influences. Following the 2010s, Kim has attempted to blur the boundaries between sculpture and painting, unifying the two mediums through the Add Two Add One, Divide Two Divide One series. One of the pieces on display, covered in geometric patterns and vibrant colors, embodies the interaction between the two diverging mediums. 

Kim Yunshin—Letters from Argentina offers an opportunity to encounter a comprehensive review of Kim’s artistic practice alongside an archived records that capture Kim’s interactions with Lee Ungno. The exhibition continues through September 22.

July 2024

Jenny Holzer, Subject of Solo Exhibition Jenny Holzer: Light Line at the Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA
American contemporary artist Jenny Holzer’s major solo exhibition Jenny Holzer: Light Line is currently on view at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, USA. Simultaneously encompassing 40 years of her practice and realizing a perspective of continuation, the exhibition is her first institutional solo exhibition in 15 years since showing at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York in 2009. Holzer’s career-spanning works which cover various mediums harmonize exceptionally with Frank Lloyd Wright’s iconic architecture, providing an immersive and holistic experience to the visitors. 

The exhibition marks Holzer’s grand return to Guggenheim since 1989. In particular, this exhibition features a new manifestation of her signature text work Untitled (Selections from Truisms, Inflammatory Essays, The Living Series, The Survival Series, Under a Rock, Laments, and Child Text (1989), climbing up all six ramps of the building towards the oculus in the museum’s rotunda. 35 years after the work’s first presentation, it has been restored and updated through the latest digital technologies.

Jenny Holzer: Light Line also provides a comprehensive selection of Holzer’s works from the 1970s to the present day, including paintings, works on paper, plaques, and stone pieces. Moving beyond an archival purpose, the exhibition underscores the enduring power of language that transcends time. 

July 2024

Roni Horn, Subject of Solo Exhibition Roni Horn: Give Me Paradox or Give Me Death at Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany
Globally acclaimed contemporary artist Roni Horn’s solo exhibition Give Me Paradox or Give Me Death is currently on view at Museum Ludwig in Cologne, Germany. The title is a play on the famous quote by the 18th century American revolutionary Patrick Henry, “Give me liberty, or give me death!” where the term “liberty” is substituted with “paradox.” By equating the two values, she underscores the liberating potential of paradox, exploring ambiguity and variability in nature in this context.
 
One of the works on view, a.k.a (2008-2009) realizes the human being as organisms in a constant state of transformation, which Horn further describes as “the multitude in each of us.” The thirty self-portraits filmed throughout the course of her life, displayed in fifteen random pairs, provide a representation of her nonconforming identity long before terms such as “gender,” “genderqueer” or “non-binary” entered public discourse. Horn suggests through these fluctuating portraits that as appearance changes, everything else may change; similarly, that external qualities may reflect very little of their internal counterparts.

Also noteworthy is Untitled (Chambers St.) (1971-1989), a drawing series shown for the first time in Give Me Paradox or Give Me Death. Drawing is central to Horn’s practice; she has compared drawing to breathing, signaling the importance they hold within her oeuvre. Using thin, jittery lines, Horn created abstract, at times organic-looking forms by means of grid structures. Without any clear orientation, their motifs prompt numerous associations with nature, maps, or other micro or macro formations, while ultimately inviting viewers to the world of abstraction. The exhibition runs through August 11, 2024. 

July 2024

Anish Kapoor, Subject of Solo Exhibition ANISH KAPOOR UNSEEN at ARKEN Museum of Modern Art, Ishøj, Denmark
ANISH KAPOOR UNSEEN, a solo exhibition of the leading contemporary British-Indian artist Anish Kapoor, is currently on view at the ARKEN Museum of Modern Art in Ishøj, Denmark. The exhibition marks his first major solo show in Scandinavia, showcasing a selection of Kapoor’s most iconic large-scale installation works spanning over forty years of his artistic career.

Featured in the exhibition are various works that delve into absence and void, central themes of Kapoor’s practice, using a variety of materials and forms, including Descension (2014), which creates the illusion of water spiraling into an abyss, and Memory (2008), a monumental piece weighing 24 tons designed to invite the viewers to glimpse into its vast and dark interior. In addition, Kapoor invites viewers to perceive and experience the world in unconventional ways through works that perfectly echo the exhibition space or, perhaps conversely, intentionally disrupt the exhibition flow.

ANISH KAPOOR UNSEEN runs through October 20, 2024.

July 2024

Haegue Yang Participates in a Duo Exhibition Ring of Fire – Solar Yang & Lunar Weerasethakul at Matabe
Haegue Yang’s new commission work is featured in Ring of Fire – Solar Yang & Lunar Weerasethakul, a duo exhibition by Haegue Yang and Apichatpong Weerasethakul, at Matabe. Located in the Honmura area in Naoshima, Matabe was renovated under the command of Hiroshi Sambuichi, a Japanese architect based in Hiroshima, who reinterpreted the original traditional Japanese house to create a new exhibition space.

The title of the exhibition, “Ring of Fire,” refers to a tectonic belt of volcanoes and earthquakes that surrounds the Pacific Ocean. Fed by data from earthquakes, the works operate in two different modes, namely ‘Day’ and ‘Night.’ While Yang’s works respond to real-time data collected during the daytime from 11 o’clock in the morning, Weerasethakul’s video installation is activated only after sunset, using existing historical data of earthquakes accumulated since 1900 over the past 124 years. Weerasethakul’s work is on view during its screening time in the evening.

Upon entering the exhibition space, the very first sculpture that greets the visitors is a tall white lantern piece titled Mesmerizing Votive Pagoda Lantern – Snow Volcano Ultramundane Flowers (2024). Lit by vibrant red light that pierces through the holes cut in ornamented patterns on its hanging body, the lantern is a ritualistic object for mourning. The work responds to real-time global seismic dataset. With data input, the lantern blinks before lighting up to the maximum, then slowly starts to rotate. If no seismic data is detected or if it is minimal, the lantern pauses its movement and remains in a standby mode while gently maintaining a red light.

Further into Matabe, two sonic sculptures, collectively titled Sonic Eruption Upside Down (2024), are hanging from a wooden beam akin to rafters. Shaped like inverted cones, they also operate based on real-time seismic data. Vibrating motors installed on metal plates covering a mesh of hanging bead chains oscillate the metal bells at varying intensities and durations according to the input data.

Additionally, six miniature volcanic totems titled Minor Eruption – Sonic Golden Wreath (2024) are placed both inside and outside of the house, crafted from papier-mâché, colored, and coated with lacquer. These small volcano totems resembling necklaces adorned with golden bell chains that are hidden throughout the house, function as totems of dangerous beauty.

Charged with multisensory experiences including the movement of light and shadow, the vibration of bells and hypnotic rotations, and the unsettling blinking of light, all of which are triggered by data from the earth, this collaborative conception of a total environment encompasses both Yang’s mesmerizing presentation and activation of physical sculptures, and Weerasethakul’s cinematic play on light and shadow, thus creating a dynamic and comprehensive interplay between the physical and ephemeral components within one site. The exhibition continues until 2027. 
Suki Seokyeong Kang, Heejoon Lee Future Present: Contemporary Korean Art

Suki Seokyeong Kang, Heejoon Lee Future Present: Contemporary Korean Art

Suki Seokyeong Kang: Willow Drum Oriole

Suki Seokyeong Kang: Willow Drum Oriole

Haegue Yang: Latent Dwelling

Haegue Yang: Latent Dwelling

Kibong Rhee: Where You Stand

Kibong Rhee: Where You Stand

장-미셸 오토니엘: Jean-Michel Othoniel

장-미셸 오토니엘: Jean-Michel Othoniel

Colors of Yoo Youngkuk

Colors of Yoo Youngkuk

Jae Eun Choi: Works

Jae Eun Choi: Works

Ugo Rondinone burn shine fly

Ugo Rondinone burn shine fly

Sungsic Moon: Life

Sungsic Moon: Life

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