'your bright future': 12 contemporary artists from korea' at LACMA '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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