Kukje Gallery/Tina Kim Gallery will participate in the 48th iteration of Art Basel at the Messeplatz in Basel, Switzerland, from June 15 to 18, 2017. The upcoming edition will feature over 4,000 artists represented by 291 top-tier international galleries.
Kukje Gallery/Tina Kim Gallery will participate in “Galleries,” the main sector of the fair in which 226 renowned, international galleries will showcase their artists. The gallery’s booth will showcase works by Dansaekhwa artists including Ha Chong-Hyun, Lee Ufan, Kwon Young-Woo, and Park Seo-Bo. Also on display will be a significant piece titled Pyramid Interactive (1994 – 1995) by the video art pioneer Nam June Paik, as well as works by Haegue Yang, Kim Yong-Ik, and an international roster of artists.
Ha Chong-Hyun, one of the leading figures of Dansaekhwa, will publish a catalogue raisonné in September. The publication will include a comprehensive presentation of the artist’s works from the 1950s to this day, many of them never before seen by the public. Accompanying the images will be essays by Alfred Pacquement, the former Director of the National Museum of Modern Art in the Center Georges Pompidou, Barry Schwabsky, an art critic and Artforum contributor, and Kyung An, Assistant Curator of Asian Art at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York.
Kim Yong-Ik, who is currently presenting a solo show at Tina Kim Gallery in New York, will exhibit his signature “polka dot” paintings at the booth. The artist also participated in a talk titled Art Space Pool: A History with Kim Yong-Ik, Sunghee Lee, and Sohl Lee at Asia Art Archive in New York on May 5, where he gave a presentation on his involvement in the foundation of Art Space Pool, one of the renowned alternative art spaces in Korea, and his own artistic evolution of the past four decades. Haegue Yang, who was recently appointed Professor of Fine Art at the Städelschule in Frankfurt, will present a selection of new works including Jahnstrasse 5 (2017). A series consisting of five wall-mounted metal sculptures containing lights and colorful Venetian blinds, each piece replicates in size and shape every boiler and radiator in Yang’s apartment in Berlin. This is a reinterpretation of Yang’s signature series Manteuffelstrasse 112 (2010 – 2011), a series which reacquaints the viewer with Yang’s alternate reality wherein useful household items are reborn as nonfunctional knickknacks. During Art Basel, Yang will join a group exhibition at Museum Morsbroich in Leverkusen, Germany, from May 21 to August 27.
Kukje Gallery is also very pleased to announce that Park Chan-kyong has been selected to exhibit his 3-channel video installation Citizen’s Forest (2016) in the Unlimited sector. Curated for the sixth consecutive time by Gianni Jetzer, the curator-at-large at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington D.C., Unlimited is a pioneering exhibition platform for large-scale projects that transcend the classical art show format. Citizen’s Forest, which debuted at the Taipei Biennial in 2016, will also be shown at Park’s solo exhibition 安寧 Farewell at Kukje Gallery from May 25 to July 2.