Friday, August 12, 2011

Biennale Venice: Lee Yong-Beak, The Korean Pavillion

Lee Yong-Beak
a fantastic performance in the "mirrows-bullets-room"
and I loved the "hiddend flower fields":
watch it for yourself, watch closely....

above photos by MilaneseGAL
video  by H.Schmidt courtesy of a great source
Artist Lee Yong-Baek has been chosen to hold a solo
presentation in the Korean Pavilion at the 54th Venice Biennale
Lee is best known for his single-video channel installation works but actually presents a wider range of works including sculptures, kinetic arts, paintings and performances.
 His pieces cover themes such as religion, politics and philosophy.
The kaleidoscopic artist earned a B.A. degree from Hongik University
and a M.A. degree from The Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design in Germany, both for western paintings.The Venice exhibition will also introduce many genres of his works like videos, paintings, sculptures and installations. Very pungent !
Venice Art Biennale is arguably the world’s biggest art festival. The Korean Pavilion was established in 1995 and a commissioner, who selects an artist or a group of artists to present in the pavilion, is designated every year by Arts Council Korea.