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Angel-Soldier by Lee Yongbaek

Angel-S​oldier (video still) (detail), 2011, Lee Yongbaek.

Paradox of Place: Contemporary Korean Art

Sat Oct 31 2015 – Sun Mar 13 2016

Asian Art Museum

Tateuchi Galleries

This will be the first major exhibition of Korean contemporary art in Seattle. In collaboration with Ms. Choi Eunju, former chief curator of the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea, and the first in-residence visiting curator sponsored by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation at the Seattle Art Museum, SAM will present six leading-edge Korean contemporary artists’ representative works in this exhibition.

These works range from mixed-media installation and video art, to photography, all of which are prominent forms in Korean contemporary art. Each work in its own way addresses an important, often poignant, issue, and yet, as a group, all the works address paradoxes in Korean art and society.

#ParadoxOfPlace


Noh Suntag

StrAnge Ball by Noh Suntag

the strAnge ball, 2006, Noh Suntag.

I’m an artist, activist, and a journalist.

Noh Suntag​


Lee Yongbaek​​​​​​​​​​​

Angel-Soldier by Lee Yongbaek

Angel-S​oldier (video still) (detail), 2011, Lee Yongbaek.

Art, as I see it, is about expanding ideas and perceptions.

Lee Yongbaek


Lim Minouk​​​​​​​​​​​

Possibility of the Half

Possibility of the Half (video still), 2012, Lim Minouk

Their sobbing made me feel like the nation is a huge theatrical stage, and I subverted the idea of media... This is a new news studio with solidarity.

Lim Minouk


Yang Haegue​​​​​​​​​​​

Female Natives by Haegue Yang

Female Natives No. 4 Lunar Calendar, 2010, Yang Haegue.​


Yee Sookyung​​​​​​​​​​​

Thousand by Yee Sookyung

Thousand (detail), 2012, Yee Sookyung.

I work in order to change myself.

Yee Sookyung


Jung Yeondoo​​​​​​​​​​​​

Bewtiched by Jung Yeondoo

Bewitched #2 Seoul, 2002, Jung Yeondoo.


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IMAGES: Angel-Soldier (video still) (detail), 2011, Lee Yongbaek, Korean, b. 1966, HD Video Projection, 23:14 min., Courtesy of the artist. the strAnge ball, 2006, Noh Suntag, Korean, b. 1971, pigment print, 29 15/16 × 39 3/4 in., Collection of National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea. Angel-Soldier (video still) (detail), 2011, Lee Yongbaek, Korean, b. 1966, HD Video Projection, 23:14 min., Courtesy of the artist. The Possibility of the Half (video still), 2012, Lim Minouk , Korean, b. 1968, 2 channel video projection, objects, Courtesy of the artist. Female Natives No. 4 Lunar Calendar, 2010, Yang Haegue, Korean, b. 1971, light fixture, light bulbs, cable, artificial plants, yarn, cord, 75 3/16 × 33 1/16 × 33 1/16 in., Collection of National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea, Photo: Nick Ash. Thousand (detail), 2012, Yeesookyung, Korean, b. 1963, ceramic shards, epoxy, 24K gold leaf, Courtesy of the artist and Kukje Gallery. Bewitched #2 Seoul, 2002, Jung Yeondoo, Korean, b. 1969, digital silver print, 62 5/8 x 51 9/16 in. each, Courtesy of the artist. ​​​​