Jung-Ah Woo

“Graphic Designs, 2005-2015, Seoul”

Ilmin Museum of Art

April 2016

Contrary to its title, “Graphic Designs, 2005–2015, Seoul” contains no graphic design works per se. Curators Hyungjin Kim and Min Choi, who are both graphic designers and independent publishers, believe that the products of graphic … READ ON

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Minouk Lim

PLATEAU, Samsung Museum of Art

January 2016

Minouk Lim has installed The Gates of Citizen, 2015, in the middle of Auguste Rodin’s The Gates of Hell, 1926–28, and The Burghers of Calais, 1889, which are parts of the museum’s permanent collection. The artist removed the doors from… READ ON

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Lee Ufan

Lee Ufan discusses Space Lee Ufan in Busan, Korea

June 2015

On April 10, 2015, Space Lee Ufan opened at the Busan Museum of Art in Busan, South Korea. It is the second permanent venue dedicated to the artist (after the Lee Ufan Museum in Naoshima, Japan); for this project, Lee chose the site, conceived… READ ON

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Haegue Yang

Samsung Museum of Art, Leeum

March 2015

For her first Korean exhibition in five years, Haegue Yang chose a title inspired by George Orwell’s essay “Shooting an Elephant” and Romain Gary’s novel The Roots of Heaven (1958), which both feature elephants as a metaphor for … READ ON

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Kyuchul Ahn

HITE Collection

November 2014

Kyuchul Ahn took the title of his exhibition “All and but Nothing” from a quote by Swedish poet Tomas Tranströmer: “We see all and nothing.” Here, Ahn twists the phrase, referring to the bitter experiences of failure in his own life… READ ON

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“Secretly, Greatly”

Seoul Museum of Art

July 2014

“Secretly, Greatly” presents artworks by the three finalists of the reality-TV competition Art Star Korea, which premiered in late March. The show gave fifteen artists the opportunity to compete for substantial rewards: a cash prize of … READ ON

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Yeondoo Jung

Plateau, Samsung Museum of Art

May 2014

Yeondoo Jung’s “Spectacle in Perspective,” curated by Nayoung Cho, is the artist’s first museum-scale solo exhibition in Korea since his being named Artist of the Year by the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in 2007. … READ ON

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Jewyo Rhii

February 2014

Another version of Jewyo Rhii’s solo exhibition “Night Studio,” curated by Sunjung Kim, was previously on view at the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, and the Museum für Moderne Kunst in Frankfurt under the title “Walls… READ ON

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Takashi Murakami

Plateau

October 2013

At “Takashi in Superflat Wonderland”—Takashi Murakami’s first retrospective in Asia—the artist’s signature characters and motifs are not merely objects to be looked at but the constitution of a fabulously plastic wonderland. The… READ ON

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Yayoi Kusama

Daegu Art Museum

October 2013

The retrospective “A Dream I Dreamed” presents 118 of Yayoi Kusama’s installations, sculptures, and paintings, including thirty new works. Filling the immense space of both floors of this museum, the exhibition features seven large … READ ON

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