Ai Weiwei, 258 Fake, 2011. 7677 images (2003–2011) and 12 monitor installation, dimensions variable. © the artist.
September 8–October 14, 2012
Opening: September 8, 5pm
with opening performance by Seung-taek Lee, 5:30pm
New Space / Main Space
Dugahun Gallery / 16 bungee
Sagan-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Korea
Saturday, September 8:
3pm Luca Buvoli
3:30pm Simon Dybbroe Møller
4pm Liu Ding
4:30pm Chung Seoyoung
Gallery Hyundai presents the group exhibition titled Remember Me, with the artists Ai Weiwei, Seung-taek Lee, Chung Seoyoung, Simon Dybbroe Møller, Luca Buvoli and Liu Ding.
The ghost may appear in the history of conflict and compromise. As Karl Marx pointed out the ghost of Communism that ruled over Europe in his Communist Manifesto, and as Hamlet found out the cross-joint after him facing the ghost of his father and resisted against social irregularities, we ceaselessly call out ghosts to find possibilities and potential from the crack of a structure. In this exhibition, titled Remember Me, we would like to focus on the ghosts summoned by these 6 artists, and attempt to find the cross-joint and potential of the structure that forms contemporary society.
Ai Weiwei (b.1957, China)
Using variety formal languages with both traditional and innovative methods of production, Ai Weiwei links the past with the present and explores the geopolitical, economic and cultural realities affecting the world with humor and compassion. For this exhibition, he presents 258 Fake, in which he took 7682 photographs from 2003 to 2011. These photographs were opened to public on his blog until the Chinese government abolished his blog in 2011 and the work applies Ai’s philosophy and provocative thoughts.
Seung-taek Lee (b.1932, Korea)
Seung-taek Lee, well-known as a pioneer of Korean Avant-Garde and experimental art, practices innovative and diverse forms that often question established political, social and artistic values. Throughout diverse experiments with natural phenomena such as fire, water, wind and smoke, the essential concepts ‘Non- Materializations,’ ‘Non-Sculpture’ and ‘Anti-Concept’ are phenomena in his work. For this exhibition, he presents documentary photographs of his experimental art since 1950s and non-sculptural and anti-conceptual works.
Chung Seoyoung (b. 1964, Korea)
Based on sculptures, installation, and drawings, Chung Seoyoung has been working on visualizing the subtle tensions that exist between objects or the absurd situations. In recent years, she extends her work area to performance and video. The works she presents for this exhibition generate illogical reproductions that are capable of creating conflicts in the limited gallery space. Then, the conflicts produced by the propagation gradually provoke spatial tension with its existence.
Simon Dybbroe Møller (b.1976, Denmark)
Simon Dybbroe Møller works in a wild array of media. Or rather: he uses stuff that exists in the world alongside him to produce what he exhibits. His work has often been described in terms borrowed from the field of literature, as condensed linguistic miniatures or hermetic self-contained aphorisms—as short prose with its own immanent logic. For this exhibition, he presents new video work The Loudspeaker, along with his well-known installation series The Norman Mailer Paradox and his painting series The Catch.
Luca Buvoli (b. 1963, Italy)
Luca Buvoli’s fanciful, yet deeply intelligent works—including Not-a-Superhere, Flying – Practical Training and Meta-Futurism—focus on flight as the skill most necessary for one’s attempt to reach perfection and, at the same time, resistance to the impossible ideal is another mainstay of his art. For this exhibition, he presents his Meta-Futurism works that have consistently reinterpreted Futurism in innovative and effective ways, culling inspiration from the seminal avant-garde movement’s central themes.
Liu Ding (b.1976, China)
Liu Ding’s work mainly asks how the value system in a certain social structure could be formed and perceived, and he expresses it through the specific subject matters on political, economical, historical, cultural issues and many more. These theories and discourses are mostly materialized through his continuing art project titled Liu Ding’s Store, begun in 2008. For this exhibition, he talks about how the visible and invisible mechanisms of the value system in the politics, economics and social history of modern China after the revolution era could be formed and perceived.