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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

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. 

July 2024

Haegue Yang Participates in a Group Exhibition at Benesse House Museum as the Recipient of the 13th Benesse Prize (2022)
Haegue Yang, the recipient of the 13th Benesse Prize, is participating in a group exhibition currently on view at Benesse House Museum in Naoshima in Kagawa Prefecture, Japan. In celebration of the partnership between Benesse Holdings, Inc. and the Singapore Art Museum (SAM) from 2016 to 2022, the exhibition features a selection of works by four past awardees of the Benesse Prize—Pannaphan Yodmanee, Zul Mahmod, Amanda Heng, and Haegue Yang.

In the exhibition, Yang presents Sol LeWitt Upside Down – Steel Structure, Scaled Down 10 Times (2021), a white, suspended venetian blind installation with a grid equipped with cool white light tubes. The installation, employing venetian blinds—one of Yang’s signature materials—is iconic in its distinctive play on Modular Structures by Sol LeWitt (1928–2007), an American minimalist and dominant figure in modern art history.

The work is installed at a location where visitors are guided to view the work through changing perspectives while descending along the ramp of the main exhibition hall of the museum, which was designed by the renowned architect Tadao Ando. The exhibition continues through January 5, 2025.

May 2024

Ugo Rondinone, Subject of Solo Exhibition BURN TO SHINE at Museum SAN, Wonju
BURN TO SHINE, a solo exhibition by the Swiss contemporary artist Ugo Rondinone, is currently on view at Museum San in Wonju, Korea. The exhibition marks the artist's largest solo exhibition in Korea to date, featuring a selection of his signature works alongside the museum's architecture, designed by the Japanese architect Tadao Ando. The exhibition features the cycles and relationships of life and nature, and the human existence and experience shaped by them, which Rondinone has been reflecting on for the past 30 years.

Spanning the museum's three galleries, the Nam June Paik Hall, and the outdoor stone garden, the presentation presents more than 40 works including sculptures, paintings, and videos. Central to the exhibition is the performance video burn to shine, which creates an overwhelming sensory experience with intense sound and body movements. In collaboration with the French Moroccan choreographer Fouad Boussouf, the work combines traditional rituals from Maghreb, Africa, with contemporary dance. Featuring male and female dancers dancing around a bonfire in an infinite loop, the work festively celebrates and commemorates life, while exploring the boundaries between life and death.

nuns + monks, a series of giant bronze casted sculptures are installed across the Nam June Paik Hall and the outdoor stone garden, encouraging a binary reflection of one’s inner self and the surrounding nature. Standing in the center of the Paik Nam June Pavilion is a monumental 4-meter high sculpture aweing visitors with its solemn atmosphere under natural light, reminiscent of medieval saints.

Meanwhile, the two works on display in the galleries on the first and second floors of the museum—your age and my age and the age of the sun and your age and my age and the age of the moon—are ongoing participatory projects, comprised of over 2,000 drawings by approximately 1,000 children in Wonju. Displayed in identical formats, the two sets of works, each symbolizing the sun and the moon, resonate with each other. Other works include the mattituck series, which depicts the sunset and moonrise; and a series of horse sculptures in blue glass, including beaufort sea and celtic sea. BURN TO SHINE in on view through September 18, 2024.

April 2024

PARKing CHANce (Park Chan-wook and Park Chan-kyong) participates in Sacred Threads at Kunsthalle Friart Fribourg, Switzerland
PARKing CHANce, an artist collective consisting of the photographer Park Chan-wook (who had a solo exhibition at Kukje Gallery Busan in 2021) and the contemporary artist Park Chan-kyong, is participating in Sacred Threads at Kunsthalle Friart Fribourg, Switzerland. The exhibition examines how ancestral knowledge has evolved and continues to influence contemporary life and art. The narratives that connect us to our past and future are drawn from various social devices such as governance structures, the signifier and the signified, and the relationships between nature and technology.

PARKing CHANce’s Night Fishing (2011), winner of Golden Bear Award from the International Short Film category at the 61st Berlin International Film Festival, explores Korean rituals and shamanism. The work studies gut, a spiritual ceremony in Korean shamanism that creates a space of contemplation, where one can feel connected to transcendental beings. Through this ritual, PARKing CHANce examines Korea’s ancestral religions while exploring the realm of human existence, crossing the boundaries between reality and virtuality. As the Park brother’s first co-production, the film has been applauded for expanding the boundaries of Korean cinema.

Sacred Threads runs through April 28, 2024, with five artists(teams) from different continents, telling stories of identity, history, and displacement employing various spiritual elements.
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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