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New Visions New Voices at MMCA

It’s nice to see two familiar names from the London Korean art scene making it into a prestigious show of young artists at the National Museum of Modern & Contemporary Art in Korea. Kim Minae and Baak Je are in a group of nine in the exhibition, whittled down from a longlist of 97.

New Visions New Voices

12 March, 2013 – 23 June, 2013

Kim Minae creates unnecessary structures for a space that is overlooked in order to arouse viewer’s attention to the space and remind its meaning. Her work is about experiencing the system of the world, and making compromises. It is a self-perception of the relationship with the world.

Kim Minae: Relatively Related Relationship, (2013)
Kim Minae: Relatively Related Relationship, (2013).
220 x 210 x 80 cm, steel, wood, casters. Courtesy of the artist

Baak Je uses his body and repetitive attempts to form a relationship with the world. He presents works that breaks down the meaning of money, time and Mondrian’s work, which have unconditional and absolute values in a society.

Baak Je: Rituals 027, 029 - Coordinate, 2013
Baak Je: Rituals 027, 029 – Coordinate, (2013).
372 x 2261cm, giclée printed cotton paper on the wall. Courtesy of the artist

And coming up at Mokspace later this year is another artist from the show:

Kim Taedong portrays city-life encounters by photographing the people he meets in the city streets late at night. To approach a stranger is akin to exploring the city. The people that one meets at night in a complicated and anonymous city uncover the individualized and alienated side of a city.

Kim Taedong: Day Break-018 (2011
Kim Taedong: Day Break-018 (2011).
Digital-pigment print, 150 x 190cm. Courtesy of the artist


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