Pierre Huyghe is a producer of spectacular and memorable enigmas, with works that function more like mirages than as objects. Abyssal Plain (2015–ongoing), his contribution to the 2015 Istanbul Biennial, curated by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, was installed on the seabed of the Marmara Sea, some 20 metres below the surface of the water and close to...
In the early decades of its existence, New York's Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), founded in 1929, transformed from a philanthropic project modestly housed in a few rooms of the Heckscher Building on the corner of Fifth Avenue and 57th Street, to an alleged operating node in the United States' cultural struggle during the cold war, and one of the...
Hans Hartung and Art Informel at Mazzoleni London (1 October 2019-18 January 2020) presents key works by the French-German painter while highlighting his connection with artists active in Paris during the 50s and 60s. In this video, writer and historian Alan Montgomery discusses Hartung's practice and its legacy.Born in Leipzig in 1904, Hans...
Kukje Gallery and Tina Kim Gallery are pleased to participate in The Armory Show 2016
This year our booth will feature a special presentation of works by Ghada Amer and Kwon Young-Woo.
About Ghada Amer:
Ghada Amer has received widespread attention for her thickly embroidered canvases that feature fragmented erotic imagery sourced from pornographic magazines. Originally produced to inspire lust, in Amer’s hands the pornographic images are transformed into meditations on the private nature of ecstasy. "I liked the idea of representing women through the medium of thread because it is so identified with femininity," she once said. "I wanted to 'paint' a woman with embroidery, too." Otherwise known as a painter and sculptor, Amer has dedicated her career to a highly personal exploration of femininity in various contexts. Her 2008 mid-career survey at the Brooklyn Museum included paintings, sculpture, illustration, performances, and installation pieces that explored the mysteries of love, war, and violence.
About Kwon Young Woo:
Kwon Young-Woo was a founding member of Dansaekhwa and his practice is celebrated for its relationship between traditional materials and abstract expression. He was one of the few artists associated with Dansaekhwa trained in Asian ink painting, and his work is devoted to the synergy of brush, paper, and ink. In addition to ink, his work reflects a lifelong experimentation with hanji (traditional Korean mulberry paper) as material, medium, and method. Kwon Young-Woo had major exhibitions at the 1965 Tokyo Biennale and the 1973 São Paulo Art Biennial. His first Paris solo exhibition was hosted at Jacques Massol Gallery (1976). Other exhibitions include the International Contemporary Art show held in conjunction with the 1988 Seoul Olympics, and his major retrospective at Ho-Am Art Museum, Seoul (1990). Kwon received the Artist Award twice from the Korean Minister of Culture for his works Fantasy of the Seashore (1958) and Road to an Island (1959). He was honored as the 1998 Artist of the Year in Korea and awarded the Silver Crown Medal of the Order of Cultural Merit (2001). Kwon’s works are in the permanent collections of museums such as the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul Museum of Art, Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art in Seoul, and the British Museum in London. Kwon Young-woo died in Seoul on November 14, 2013.
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