The special exhibition on the third anniversary of Hakgojae Shanghai is The Hollow, a solo exhibition of Yun Suknam, the godmother of Korean feminist art, who has been working with subjects such as the history of women, the life of a woman, and maternalism.
Born in Manchuria, 1939, Yun Suknam has been working assiduously as a representative Korean feminist artist for the past 30 years. She never had a chance to earn proper education in art until she was in her forties. After starting her career as an artist, Yun actively participated in feminist culture activities in an aim towards equality amongst gender. She was a member of the October Group, one of Korea’s Minjung Art societies in 1985, opposing Western art in which depicted subjects far from our everyday lives.
In The Hollow, Hakgojae Shanghai presents major works that best represent the artist's oeuvres, like Fish Market II, Pink Room, Seated Woman, Neowa series, and ink-and-wash self portraits. It will be an invaluable opportunity to understand the passion and altruistic life of the artist.
Yun Suknam is the 1st female Korean artist whose work is part of Tate’s collection and is awarded Lee Choong Sup Award. Actively participating in numerous solo and group exhibitions, the artist was exhibited in Venice Biennale at Korean Pavilion in 1996, recently participated in Gwangju Biennale in 2014 and SeMA Biennale Mediacity Seoul in 2016. Her works are collected by National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (Gwacheon, Korea), Fukuoka Art Museum (Fukuoka, Japan), Taipei Museum of Art (Taipei), Kumho Museum of Art (Seoul), and Gyeonggido Museum of Art (Ansan, Korea).