Contemporary Art from the Far East

- Korean, Chinese, Japanese Contemporary Art - Independent Curator - New York -

One of my favorite artists right now - Haegue Yang

"My belief is that there is a mysteriousness and spirituality in the most banal things. so my interest might be to reveal or make a crack in that mundaneness and show a glimpse of the miraculous." 

Read more in this interview in Flash Art, 2012 - http://www.heikejung.de/texts_2012.01_FlashArt_Interview_Yang_email.pdf

Pray for Korea.

Pray for Korea.

Byoungho Kim‘s The Progression of Silence engages sight and sound, using an aesthetically and aurally pleasing repetition of bells. A site-specific installation, Kim constructed the massive work from brass, piezo, signal wire and a sound controller, to hang in the spiral stair case of the Johnnie Walker House, an arts exhibition space opened in 2013 buy the famous whisky distiller. The piece hangs from the roof of the building down to the floor, engaging the entirety of the architecture, and with sound, the people inside the building. Says Kim, “One of the “materials” I like to use is sound. The essence of sound is the vibrations of frequency, and these vibrations are often seen as geometric patterns to the eye. Through the process of changing these geometric patterns, namely modulation, they become sounds for the artworks.”

Kim fully explains his process, “My work is an approach toward the rationality that was spontaneously generated with the progression of civilization such as systems, standards and modules. The unitized and systemized material/immaterial elements become the material of my work. The output created from my materials poses questions on the essence of life as well as being a study on human nature.” (via myampgoesto11)

SOURCE: http://beautifuldecay.com/2014/04/23/byoungho-kims-progression-silence-engages-sight-sound/

 Chul Hyun Ahn‘s “Railroad Nostalgia

 Chul Hyun Ahn‘s “Railroad Nostalgia

Ahn Chulhyun, 
 
 
Baltimore-based artist Ahn Chulhyun works with fluorescent tube lights, plywood and mirrors to create optical illusions that transcend both time and space. The artist’s rendering of space elicits contemplation into the deep abyss – exploring the physical and spiritual. Chulhyun first began his career painting in an abstract geometric style reflecting layers of paint that created an illusion of depth. His earlier print and painting concepts were further transmitted to his three-dimensional works following his studies at the Maryland Institute College of Art (2002). His recent ‘mirror drawings’ – one of a kind - show light elapsing through hand-drawn lines etched into mirrors, which remain a continuation of his previous working concept of space. 
Source: 
http://www.hadacontemporary.com/ahn-chulhyun/
'temporary ward' by wang qingsong (2008)180 x 300cm
Venice Biennale - China Pavilion 2013
follow me’ by wang qingsong (2013)180 x 300 cm
Staged photographs, printed life-size scale - this one in particular critiques the current education system 

Exploring the breathtaking installation works of contemporary Chinese artist, Yang Yongliang.

Skip to 3:25 to see the moving image!

Korean contemporary artist Eun-Ae Suh’s parody of "Han Xizai Gives A Night Banquet" by Gu Hongzhong, a painter in the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms period (907-960). 

I wish my professor at had shown me this during class. 

I wonder what Professor Harrist would think if he saw this.

Suh Eun-Ae
Bungee Jump, 2006
The artist is represented by the prestigious Hyundai Gallery in Korea.
Koreans, known for their technique and.. trolling. 

Suh Eun-Ae

Bungee Jump, 2006

The artist is represented by the prestigious Hyundai Gallery in Korea.

Koreans, known for their technique and.. trolling.