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PREVIEW IN PRINT | FEATURE: Paradox of Place: Contemporary Korean Art

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COVER IMAGE: Chiu Yu-Wen, Water Fairies Reproduction Project (2004-2015), paper and fabric [Spiritual World of Taiwan through Contemporary Art exhibition, Museum of Anthropology,
Vancouver BC, Nov 20-Apr 3]

Living Building Thinking: Art and Expressionism
Art Gallery of Alberta
Edmonton AB – Oct 24, 2015-Feb 15, 2016

Abbas Akhavan
Vancouver BC – Nov 21, 2015-Jan 16, 2016

Camp Fires: The Queer Baroque of Léopold L. Foulem, Paul Mathieu and Richard Milette
Bellevue Arts Museum
Bellevue WA – Nov 6, 2015-Feb 14, 2016

Joanne Thomson
Gage Gallery
Victoria BC – Dec 29, 2015-Jan 16, 2016

Cameron Cartiere and the chART Collective
Richmond Art Gallery
Richmond BC – Sep 12, 2015-Jan 3, 2016

Landon Mackenzie: Parallel Journey
Kelowna Art Gallery
Kelowna BC – Oct 24, 2015-Jan 17, 2016

The Judith Mosaics of Lilian Broca
Il Museo at The Italian Cultural Centre
Vancouver BC – Nov 12, 2015-Mar 31, 2016

Jerry Pethick: Shooting the Sun/Splitting the Pie
Vancouver Art Gallery
Vancouver BC – Oct 24, 2015-Jan 10, 2016

Graeme Patterson: Secret Citadel
Surrey Art Gallery
Surrey BC – Jan 16-Mar 20, 2016

Susan Menzies: Hare and Thistle
Stride Gallery
Calgary AB – Oct 23-Nov 27, 2015

Beau Dick: Lalakenis/All Directions
Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery
Vancouver BC – Jan 16-Apr 17, 2016

Helen Rogak
Martin Batchelor Gallery
Victoria BC – Jan 9-Feb 4, 2016

Laura Piasta: Sounding the Ultraviolet
Access Gallery
Vancouver BC – Nov 28, 2015-Jan 30, 2016

Finding a Voice: The Art of Norman Tait
West Vancouver Museum
West Vancouver BC – Oct 14-Dec 5, 2015

Eric Stotik: Fugue
Hoffman Gallery
Portland OR – Sep 8-Dec 13, 2015

Paige Powell: The Ride
Portland Art Museum
Portland OR – Nov 5, 2015-Feb 21, 2016

Andre Petterson
Foster/White Gallery
Seattle WA – Nov 5-21, 2015

Paradox of Place: Contemporary Korean Art
Asian Art Museum
Seattle WA – Oct 31, 2015-Mar 13, 2016

Art AIDS America
Tacoma Art Museum
Tacoma WA – Oct 3, 2015-Jan 10, 2016

Living Building Thinking: Art and Expressionism

Camp Fires: The Queer Baroque of Léopold L. Foulem, Paul Mathieu and Richard Milette

Landon Mackenzie: Parallel Journey: Works on Paper (1975-2015)

Heroine of a Thousand Pieces:
The Judith Mosaics of Lilian Broca

Jerry Pethick: Shooting the Sun/Splitting the Pie

Eric Stotik: Fugue

Andre Petterson: To and Fro

Art AIDS America


Vignettes – quick takes on current shows: Alberta, British Columbia, Oregon, Washington

From earlier issues

Leo Saul Berk: Structure and Ornament

Catalogue Reviews
Interesting catalogues from recent shows as well as archived catalogues.

Clarence Alphonse Gagnon, Château-Gaillard, Les Andelys, France

Confessions of
an Art Appraiser
The Case of Clarence's Château-Gaillard

Oscar Cahén illustration, after treatment

Conservator's Corner Distortions and Dimensional Changes in Paper: Causes, Mitigations and Appreciation (Part 1)

Portland: A Visual Arts Scene Takes Flight

Gallery Views
Portland: a visual arts scene takes flight

Jo-Anne Birnie Danzker: Frye Art Museum Director

Behind the Scenes
Jo-Anne Birnie Danzker: Frye Art Museum Director

The Life and Art of David Marshall

Unheralded Artists
The Life and Art of David Marshall

Art Services
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Lee Yongbaek, Broken Mirror

Lee Yongbaek, Broken Mirror (2011), video installation at 54th Venice Biennale, National pavilion, Giardini di Castello [Asian Art Museum, Seattle WA, Oct 31-Mar 13] Photo © Haupt & Binder

Paradox of Place: Contemporary Korean Art

Asian Art Museum
Seattle WA – Oct 31, 2015-Mar 13, 2016

Jung Yeondoo, Bewitched #2 Seoul

Jung Yeondoo, Bewitched #2 Seoul (2002), digital silver print [Asian Art Museum, Seattle WA, Oct 31-Mar 13] Courtesy of the artist

Yang Haegue, Gymnastics of the Foldables

Yang Haegue, Gymnastics of the Foldables (2006), black and white photographs[Asian Art Museum, Seattle WA, Oct 31-Mar 13] Collection of MMCA, Korea

Contemporary Korean art has had an especially strong international presence in the past decade at art fairs and giant museum biennials both abroad and in South Korea. Paradox of Place brings six of the top artists to the Asian Art Museum as part of the museum’s new programming initiative to display living artists alongside rich holdings in ancient and classical Asian art. It is not surprising that video and mixed-media installation art dominate, considering the heritage of pioneer video artist Nam June Paik – legendary New York artist and John Cage protégé.

Lim Minouk and Lee Yongbaek use video to comment on current issues such as North-South reunification and consumerism. Jung Yeondoo and Noh Suntag are more traditional, with digital and film photography capturing average Koreans in fantasy situations and darkly symbolic tableaux. Yang Haegue is a more conceptual photographer, humorously satirizing physical fitness manias, while sculptor Yee Sookyung zones in on displaced public statuary during the Russian invasion of Ukraine. As do recent Korean pop stars and dance crazes, the Paradox artists mask deeper concerns with deceptive optimism and cheer..

Matthew Kangas

Lee Yongbaek, Angel-Soldier

Lee Yongbaek, Angel-Soldier (2011), video still [Asian Art Museum, Seattle WA, Oct 31-Mar 13] Courtesy of the artist

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