Thursday, August 16, 2012

[Exhibition] Daegu Art Museum’s August exhibitions!

Daegu Art Museum’s August exhibitions

Daegu Art Museum’s August exhibitions are ready to be introduced! 
Please check this month's exhibition information below.

KWAK Hoon: Poem, Tea Ceremony, Contemplation
August 14. 2012~ February 17. 2013
Artists: Kwak Hoon

Kwak represents the profound spiritual world of Buddhist thought and Eastern philosophy through use of Korean materials. He expresses this in an indeterminate composition and unrestricted, lively brush touches, offering deep lingering resonances. Such abstract renditions occur not only in his paintings but also in his installations. Compared to his many years of painting, Kwak’s installation has been produced in a brief period of time and low in number. As in his painting, his installation is also based on Buddhist thought and Oriental philosophy, eloquently representing his disposition, in that his experimental spirit is added to an abstract way of expression.

This exhibition brings together Kwak’s typical installations: Poem, Tea Bowls, Contemplation, and Kalpa/Sound. Those pieces address such themes as Poem (), Tea Ceremony (), and Contemplation () commonly flowing in his life and long artistic journey. The three Chinese characters , , and were accidentally found in a collection of Chusa KIM Jeonghui’s paintings and calligraphic works. Kwak considers Poem, TeaCeremony, and Contemplationto be a system of perception or theoretical frame for things fundamentally defining his thought. Kim’s calligraphy represents the higher idea of echoing Confucianism, Buddhism, and Immortal Taoism while portraying daily subject matter with brush and ink. An example is Sehando (Winter Scene 1844). In this painting a house depicted with a few lines is understood by its architectural spatial structure rather than its entire form. Kwak’s Poem is a spiritual succession of the antique, simple beauty and constructive spatial structure of Kim’s work. Kim tried to penetrate the source of things spiritually and formatively through characters. Likewise, Kwak’s Tea bowls mention our cultural identity and soul. Although Kim did not turn to Buddhism, he undertook upasampada, the rite of ordination by which he undertakes a Buddhist monastic life as his religious faith was faithful and knowledge on Buddhism was profound. Through painting and calligraphy Kim tried to practice the Buddhist good, through which he showcased the life he pursued. Kwakispursuing exactly the same quest. Contemplationand Kalpa/Soundare examples of such.

Absorbing the concept of space based on each theme, the works on display appear naturally associated with one another. As the three subjects, Poem, Tea, and Contemplationwere the main focus of Kim Jeonghui and the purpose of art and life sought after by the artist Kwak, the museum intends to offer its venues to viewers by turning them into the space for contemplation, presenting Kwak’s works in harmony with the venues.

(Source: Daegu Art Musium)

August 14. ~ December 4. 2013

World famous artist Tadashi Kawamata expresses the memory of Daegu with 8,000 apple cardboard boxes.

Tadashi Kawamata was born in 1953 in Hokkaido, Japan. He lives and works in Paris and Tokyo. Since his first exhibition in 1977, Kawamata has worked and exhibited a large amount of public installations, sculpture and other showpieces in Japan and all over the world.

Tadashi Kawamata produces installations in situ constructed in wood: these ephemeral constructions take the form of foot bridges, covered or not, towers, or gigantic huts. With the intention of linking the workspaces, he creates a link between the past and the present, the exterior and the interior. His work is not limited to an architectural study: it is concerned with the social context in which it is presented.

Also notable thing in this exhibition is that he led public participation in completing his works. He visited nearby apple farms in person to collect 8,000 cardboard boxes and posted the information of collecting boxes on his facebook, blog and homepage which brought viral effect.

During the exhibition, a special program will be provided for children that makes his work as a miniature.

(Source: Daegu Art Musium)

* Admission guide

> Viewing hours

- April to October (10AM ~ 7PM)
- November to March of Following Year (10AM ~ 6PM)
- Off Days (Every Monday)
If a national holiday falls on Monday, the museum will be open but closed the following day.

> Viewing Rate

- Children and Teenagers (7~19), Soldiers Individual: 700 Won / Group(20 or more): 500 Won
- Adults Individual: 1,000 Won / Group(20 or more): 700 Won
- Elders 65 or above and disabled people: Free
- Children who are 6 or under: Free

* Direction

> Subway

Free shuttle bus to the museum is available every 30 minutes at exit 5 of Daegu Grand Park Station on line2.

> Bus

- 604: Seolhwaodng-Seobu Bus Stop-Nambu Pilice Station, Beommuldong-Daegu Art Hall-Donghodong
- 403: Joyadong-Suseonggyo-Beommuldong-Front of Daedeok Village-Samdeokdong-Stadium-Sawoldong

10 minutes on foot after getting off at Front of Daedeok Village or Samdeokdong Bus Stop
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