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Lee Kun-Yong_Relay Life
Lee Kun-Yong_Relay Life
  • Period 2019-06-28~2019-10-13
  • Work Type Internal
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  • Place Busan Museum of Art 3F
  • Contact 051-740-4246
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Lee Kun-Yong_Relay Life
Artist
Lee Kun-Yong
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In 2019, Busan Museum of Art holds an exhibition, Highlighting Contemporary Artist to spotlight on the artists who are positioned at the primary point of new departure, changes, and continuation in Korean art history. As the second part of the exhibition, it is presented 《Lee Kun-Yong_Relay Life》 which sheds light on the art world of the artist Lee Kun-Yong who is widely regarded as a major artist at home and abroad and has played a leading role in Korean performance art with avant-garde steps. is one of the event-logical(performance) that proves the logic and the relationship of the world, and self-examination, the exhibition title cited by these performances symbolizes the exhibition which looks through Lee Kun-Yong's 50-years of work as an artist.
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Lee Kun-Yong (1942~) was born in Sariwon, Hwanghae-do, and graduated from Hongik University of Fine Arts and Western Painting Department (entering in 1963, graduating in 1967) and Keimyung University Graduate School of Art Education. While teaching at Mokwon University in Daejeon in 1978, Lee influenced the development of performance art in Daejeon, and had trained students at Kunsan University since 1981, and has been continuing the career as an artist. Lee Kun-Yong established an academic society, Space and Time (ST) in 1969 and has been working as a member of the AG (Korea Association of Avant-garde), sharing the trend of the beginning and development of Korean performance art.

The activities as the member of ST were the basis for developing theoretical concepts of the artist, by the way, Lee Kun-Yong’s full establishment as an artist was started from 1971 when Lee started participating in exhibitions such as the 《the 1st ST Exhibition》, 《71-AG Exhibition》, and 《the 10th Korean Fine Arts Association Exhibition》 which presented the 〈Corporal Term〉. Lee tried various ways to find answers, raising the fundamental question of ‘What is art’. Like the artist once said "I was absorbed in the body and location and logic during this period and it approached art through installation (three dimensional art) and performance arts or ‘the method of drawing’”, he formed his work in places, acts, body(the body as subject), language, and relation(communication) through the corporal term, relational term, event, logical, and body drawing. Lee showed his first performance, and with the title at the exhibition 《Today's Method》 at Baekrock Gallery in 1975. He refers to his performance as 'event-logical,' and it is not the 'logic to reject logic,' but to convey logicality’. Since then, the artist has expanded the scope of the performance by launching the full-scale events. The exhibition presents various works of Lee Kun-Yong including the works in the early 1960s, and which raised questions the problems of institutional locations, which captures the traces of body in the limitation of body, series which questions the illusion and essence of two dimensional art, and the performance , and archives of ‘event logical’, works that approach to remembrance system of our lives and culture including ‘Culture inside the earthenware Pot’, and ‘structural adjustment’ series that question the social structure phenomena that express acute perspective of daily, and new works including . In addition to the works, it will be focused on the 50-year trajectory of Lee Kun-Yong before recognizing the difference and gap with contemporary artists, by supplementing the related materials such as photographs, press releases, and exhibits. During the exhibition period, it is planned to provide an opportunity to understand the artist's concept in real terms by conducting a program with the artist's on-site performance (event-logical) so that the audience experiences a direct relationship with the artist's world of work. Through this exhibition 《Lee Kun-Yong_Relay Life》, it is provided that the chance to get a glimpse of the artist’s activities as an ‘actor who actively leads the times.’
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Busan Museum of Art
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Busan Museum of Art 3F
Period
2019-06-28~2019-10-13
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