'your bright future': 12 contemporary artists from korea' at LACMA
jul 14, 2009
'your bright future': 12 contemporary artists from korea' at LACMA



‘welcome’ 2009 by choi jeong-hwa, colored fabric, dimensions vary
courtesy of the artist
© choi jeong-hwa
photo © 2009 museum associates/LACMA

organized by los angeles county museum of art (LACMA) and the museum of fine arts, houston
(MFAH), ‘your bright future: 12 contemporary artists from korea’ features a generation of artists
who have emerged since the mid-1980s—some well-known and others on the brink of such
recognition—all of whom work on international art trends and within a distinctly korean context:
bahc yiso, choi jeong-hwa, gimhongsok, jeon joonho, kim beom, kimsooja, koo jeong-a,
minouk lim, jooyeon park, do ho suh, haegue yang and the collaborative, young-hae chang heavy
industries. ‘your bright future’ (a deliberately ambiguous title taken from a sculpture by bahc yiso)
is representing each artist through a large-scale installation or substantial body of work, including
site-specific installations, video art, computer animation, and sculpture.
the exhibition will run till september 20, 09 at LACMA.



‘welcome’ 2009 by choi jeong-hwa, colored fabric, dimensions vary
courtesy of the artist
© choi jeong-hwa
photo © 2009 museum associates/LACMA



‘welcome’ 2009 by choi jeong-hwa, colored fabric, dimensions vary
courtesy of the artist
© choi jeong-hwa
photo © 2009 museum associates/LACMA



‘happyhappy!!’ 2008-2009 by choi jheong-hwa
commercial plastic containers, dimensions vary
courtesy of the artist
© choi jeong-hwa
photo © 2009, museum associates/LACMA



‘happyhappy!!’ 2008-2009 by choi jheong-hwa
commercial plastic containers, dimensions vary
courtesy of the artist
© choi jeong-hwa
photo © 2009, museum associates/LACMA



‘a needle woman’ 2005 by kimsooja
patan(nepal), one of six channel video projection
10:40 minute loop, silent
courtesy of kimsooja studio
© kimsooja



‘fallen star 1/5′ 2008-2009 by do ho suh
ABS, basswood, beech, ceramic, enamel paint, glass, honeycomb board,
lacquar paint, LED lights, pinewood, plywood, resin, spruce, styrene, polycarbonate sheets,
and PVC sheets
approximately 131x 145 x 300 inches
courtesy of the artist and lehmann maupin gallery, new york
© do ho suh



‘the bremen town musicians’ 2006-2007 by gimhongsok
foam rubber, fabric, wood, and paint
102 3/8 x 182 3/4 x 98 3/8 inches
plinth: 87x 57 1/2x 21 3/4 inches
collection of art pension trust, beijing
courtesy of the artist
© gimhongsok



‘the wild korea’, 2005 by gimhongsok
single-channel video DVD from HD original
16:20 min. loop
collection of the museum of fine arts, huston, museum purchase with funds provided by the caroline wiess
law accessions endowment fund, 2007. 1279
© gimhongsok



‘the white house’ 2006-2006 by jeon joonho
digital animation
32:16 min.
collection of the national museum of fine arts, taiwan
courtesy of the artist and arario gallery, seoul
© jeon joonho



‘storage piece’ 2003 by haegue yang
mixed media installation and performances
dimensions vary
the haubrok collection, berlin
courtesy the haubrok collection, berlin
photo by werner maschmann




‘we are happay’, 2004 by bahc yiso
billboard
dimensions vary
courtesy of the estate of the artist
© estate of bahc yiso
reproduced by permission of yiso sarangbang, seoul



‘your bright future’ , 2002/2009 by bahc yiso
electric lamps, wood, and wires
dimensions vary
courtesy of the estate of the artist
© estate of bahc yiso
reproduced by permission of yiso sarangbang, seoul



‘an iron in the form of a radio, a kettle in the form of an iron, and a radio in the form of a kettle’ 2002
by kim beom, mixed media
dimension vary
national museum of contemporary art gwacheon, korea
© kim beom



‘wrong question’ 2006 by minouk lim
2-channel video installation
9:38 minutes
courtesy of the artist
© mikouk lim



‘mountain fundamental’ 1997-2009 by koo jeong-a
stone powder on wooden table
dimensions vary
courtesy of the artist and yvon lambert, paris, new york, london
© koo jeong-a



‘r’ 2005 by koo jeong-a
1,001 drawings on paper, photographed and projected
dimensions vary
courtesy of the artist and yvon lambert, paris, new york, london
© koo jeong-a



‘r’ 2005 by koo jeong-a
1,001 drawings on paper, photographed and projected
dimensions vary
courtesy of the artist and yvon lambert, paris, new york, london
© koo jeong-a

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