Venice 2013

In Kimsooja’s work commissioned for the Korean Pavilion at the Venice Biennale this year it was the pavilion itself that was the installation. The Korean Pavilion, designed by Seok Chul Kim and Franco Mancuso is the most recent of the 25 national pavilions to have been constructed in the Giardini and opened for business in […]

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Exhibition visit: Who is Alice? – Works from the MMCA collection at Spazio Lightbox, Venice

by Philip Gowman 29 June 2013
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In previous years, the Venice Biennale has featured a number of Korea-related shows as collateral events scattered around the islands, giving a dedicated visitor the opportunity to walk through the backstreets and explore the vaporetto network while enjoying new artworks. In 2013 most of the Korean artists were gathered together in one place, in an […]

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Who is Alice? – MMCA’s Biennale Collateral event

by Events Editor 29 May 2013
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The Venice Biennale always has some Korean artists participating in collateral events, but this is the first time I can think of that there has been a major government-sponsored initiative. This special exhibition features works from the permanent collection of the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art. Exhibition announcement courtesy of the MMCA. Who […]

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Biennale news: Kimsooja | To Breathe: Bottari, at Venice 2013

by Events Editor 15 May 2013
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The official notice of the exhibition in the Korean Pavilion as part of Venice 2013: Kimsooja | To Breathe: Bottari Korean Pavilion, Venice, 1 June – 24 November 2013. “Traditionally, la Biennale di Venezia exhibits artists hosted by their countries of origin in national pavilions. Rather like in World Expos, I wanted the Korean Pavilion itself […]

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Kimsooja to represent Korea at the Venice Biennale 2013

by Philip Gowman 22 January 2013
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Kimsooja is an artist whose work has grown on me over the years. When I first saw one of her video works I didn’t spend long in front of it. But each time I saw her work I enjoyed it more, until I was completely enthralled by her Needle Woman videos when I saw them […]

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