Venice 2009

LKL completes its coverage of Korean artists at the Venice Biennale. If you browse the shopping streets of Venice, among the numerous tourist outlets selling carnival masks, murano glass and designer clothes, you might find one or two shops selling well-crafted model book-cases: too big for your average dolls house, but nevertheless covetable. Something you […]

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2009 Biennale footnotes

by Philip Gowman 10 November 2009
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Three Korean-born artists had solo shows at the 2009 Venice Biennale: Haegue Yang in the national pavilion, and Woojung Chun and Atta Kim as collateral events. In LKL’s brief sojourn in Venice, it was not possible to get around all the Korean participants in various group shows, but for the record, they were: 1: Lim […]

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Atta Kim’s melting moments

by Philip Gowman 7 November 2009
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The Dorsoduro, Venice’s south-western quarter, has a completely different atmosphere from the hustle and bustle of the tourist areas around St Mark’s across the Grand Canal. It’s busy around the Peggy Guggenheim museum, but further west, beyond the Campo Santa Margherita, the crowds thin out. Here, alongside a narrow waterway on the Fondamenta del Soccorso […]

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Fan Death in Venice – the Korean Pavilion at the Biennale

by Philip Gowman 3 November 2009
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In a collection of National Pavilions which includes a big aluminium cage (France), some unfinished pine kitchen furniture (Germany) and a reconstruction of a celebrity gay swimming pool death (Nordic countries) the Korean pavilion at the Venice Biennale is in good company in making you scratch your head a little bit. What is one to […]

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Condensation: Haegue Yang at the Venice Biennale

by Events Editor 3 June 2009
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A press release giving details of the Korean Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2009 Condensation: Haegue Yang June 7–November 22, 2009 Korean Pavilion 53rd International Art Exhibition—La Biennale di Venezia Commissioner: Eungie Joo In the exhibition “Condensation”, Haegue Yang explores private or hidden spaces that might be considered nebensächlich (marginal or insignificant) but to the […]

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Library: Chun Woojung at the Venice Biennale

by Events Editor 3 June 2009
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Details of one of the Collateral Events at Venice. Text courtesy of curator James Putnam Library Chun Woo-jung (천우정) 53rd International Art Exhibition La Biennale di Venezia Collateral Event curated by James Putnam “The universe (which others call the Library)…” Jorge Luis Borges, The Library of Babel The library is a potent metaphor for knowledge […]

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Atta Kim: ON-AIR (Palazzo Zenobio, Venice)

by Events Editor 3 June 2009
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Details of one of the Collateral events at Venice, text courtesy of Arte Communications: AttaKim: ON-AIR: collateral event of the 53rd International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia Inauguration: 5 June 2009 at 1.00 pm Preview: 4 – 6 June 2009; opening hours 10.00 am – 8.00 pm Open to the public: 7 June […]

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