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Images from Abroad: Lada Nakonechna at Galerie EIGEN + ART Ocula Insight Images from Abroad: Lada Nakonechna at Galerie EIGEN + ART Phoebe Blatton, Berlin

Lada Nakonechna's solo exhibition, Images from abroad at Galerie EIGEN + ART (9 January–20 February 2020) ostensibly takes place on an end wall of the gallery. The wall bears markings hand-drawn in graphite that evoke shadows once cast by pictures, since removed, their fixtures also left in situ. Serving as a framework of variable...

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b. 1943, South Korea

Lee Kang-So Biography

Lee Kang-So (b. 1943, Daegu, Korea) is a key figure in the history of Korean conceptual art. Lee mainly created performance-based works in the 1970s, however during the 1980s he shifted his focus to media including painting, pottery, and photography. He is best known for his abstract, near-monochromatic paintings.

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Lee graduated from Seoul National University’s Painting Department in 1965. He has had numerous solo exhibitions in galleries including ILWOO SPACE, Seoul, Korea; JOYART Gallery, Beijing, China; PYO Gallery LA, LA, USA; Whitebox, New York, USA; Le Palais de Congres de Paris, Paris, France; and Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo, Japan. He is represented in international collections such as National Museum Of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea ; Seoul Metropolitan Museum Of Art, Seoul, Korea; Daegu Art & Culture Hall, Daegu, Korea; Open Air Sculpture Garden Asadal, Gyeongju, Korea; The International Museum Of 20th Century Arts & Cultural Center,  Laguna Beach, California, USA; and Mie Museum of Art, Miegen, Japan.

Lee lives and works in Seoul, Korea.

Lee Kang-So Featured Artworks

Emptiness – 10109 by Lee Kang-So contemporary artwork
Lee Kang-SoEmptiness – 10109, 2010acrylic on canvas
194 x 130.3 cm
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Becoming—08126 by Lee Kang-So contemporary artwork
Lee Kang-SoBecoming—08126, 2008acrylic on canvas
194 x 130 cm
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Lee Kang-So Recent Exhibitions

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Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Homage to Korea at Wooson Gallery, Daegu
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27 June–7 September 2019 Group Exhibition Homage to Korea Wooson Gallery, Daegu
Contemporary art exhibition, Lee Kang-So, Becoming 生成 at Wooson Gallery, Daegu
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17 October 2017–23 February 2018 Lee Kang-So Becoming 生成 Wooson Gallery, Daegu
Contemporary art exhibition, Lee Kang-So, Lee Kang-So at Wooson Gallery, Daegu
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4 March–16 October 2016 Lee Kang-So Musée d’art moderne et contemporain

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Lee Kang-So In Ocula Magazine

Lee Kang-So and Choi Byung-So Ocula Conversation Lee Kang-So and Choi Byung-So Ines Min, Vancouver

Korean artists  Choi Byung-So  and Lee Kang-So are holding simultaneous solo exhibitions at the Musée d'art moderne de Saint-Étienne Métropole, on view through to 16 October 2016. Though their names are most commonly associated with Dansaekhwa, the artists maintain distinct styles that situate their practices outside of the...

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Lee Kang-So In Related Press

Abstraction explored at Lee Kang-So at Wooson Gallery, Daegu Related Press Abstraction explored at Lee Kang-So at Wooson Gallery, Daegu 2 November 2017, Blouin Artinfo

Wooson Gallery, Daegu is presenting artist Lee Kang-So's works. Born in 1943 in Daegu, Korea, Lee Kang-So is one of the major artists in the history of Korean conceptual art. During the 1970s, Lee focused on creating mainly performance-based works, but his focus shifted to media including painting, pottery, and photography during the 1980s. Lee is...

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Korean Cultural Centre UK Related Press Korean Cultural Centre UK 15 June 2017, e-flux

The history of what in Europe and North America has been categorised in an art-historical context as performance art is one that continues to be revised and retold in East Asia. The body as a tool, language and artistic medium developed in the visual arts in Korea under precarious social and political environments and conditions.

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