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"Your Bright Future" at LACMA   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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Kim Beom, Gimhongsok, YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES (YHCHI), Koo Jeong-A, Choi Jeong-Hwa, Jeon Joonho, Kimsooja, Minouk Lim, Jooyeon Park, Do Ho Suh, Haegue Yang, Bahc Yiso at LACMA - Los Angeles County Museum of Art June 28th, 2009 - September 20th, 2009
Posted 8/10/09
Go to the LACMA website and a wheezing chord welcomes you to a blank white screen. A large black text appears, read out with unexpected vehemence by a synthesized voice: Hey, where'd all the smart guys go? The self-doubting conspiracy theory which follows – the work of artist duo Young-Hae Chang Heavy Industries, commissioned by LACMA for Your Bright Future: 12 Contemporary Artists from Korea – is propelled along by sporadic drums and accelerating chords, in a series of short texts which gain in siz... [more]
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World on a String   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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Jumana Emil Abboud, Georges Adéagbo, John Baldessari, Rosa Barba, Massimo Bartolini, Thomas Bayrle, Simone Berti, Mike Bouchet, André Cadere, Paul Chan, Nikhil Chopra, Moscow Poetry Club, Tony Conrad, Roberto Cuoghi, Keren Cytter, Gino de Dominicis, Nathalie Djurberg, Anju Dodiya, Elena Elagina, Cerith Wyn Evans, Öyvind Fahlström, Lara Favaretto, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Spencer Finch, Ceal Floyer, William Forsythe, Yona Friedman, Sunil Gawde, Gilbert & George, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Sheela Gowda, Tamara Grcic, GUTAI, Guyton\Walker, Gonkar Gyatso, Jan Håfström, Anawana Haloba, Rachel Harrison, Florian Hecker, Susan Hefuna, Carsten Höller, Koo Jeong-A, Joan Jonas, Miranda July, Rachel Khedoori, Toba Khedoori, Moshekwa Langa, Sherrie Levine, Arto Lindsay, Renata Lucas, Goshka Macuga, Igor Makarevich, Gordon Matta-Clark, Cildo Meireles, Aleksandra Mir, Yoko Ono, Jorge Otero-Pailos, Blinky Palermo, Lygia Pape, Anna Parkina, Philippe Parreno, Pavel Pepperstein, Alessandro Pessoli, Falke Pisano, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Att Poomtangon, Marjetica Potrc, Sara Ramo, Tobias Rehberger, Pietro Roccasalva, Tomas Saraceno, Amy Simon, Simon Starling, Xu Tan, Pascale Marthine Tayou, Wolfgang Tillmans, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Grazia Toderi, Bestué Vives, Ulla von Brandenburg, Madelon Vriesendorp, Tian Tian Wang, Richard Wentworth, Pae White, Haegue Yang, Huang Yong Ping, Chu Yun, Héctor Zamora, Chen Zhen, Anya Zholud at La Biennale di Venezia (Venice Biennale) June 7th, 2009 - November 22nd, 2009
Posted 7/13/09
Curator Daniel Birnbaum chose a clever theme in this year’s curated biennale exhibition. It has almost endless scope and he did a fairly good job of making sure that the artists fit the topic – even if that did sometimes mean equating “making installations” with “making worlds”. The art was generally of high quality, interactive, thought provoking and yes, even fun.The first and most entrancing work was Lydia Pape’s “Ttéia I, C. 2002” – a black void shot through with glinting gol... [more]
Knowing about Koo Jeong-A's fondness for words and particularly the way they sound when pronounced, ArtSlant asked Nicolas Nahab, the coordinator at Yvon Lambert in Paris, about the significance of the name of her exhibition, new song, o, at the gallery in January of 2009. "We think it's a kind of homage," he said, "but she won't say directly what it's about, or to whom."  He continued, "With Koo, she'll be very open to whatever interpretations people draw from her work but will be very reluctan... [more]
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