The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Friday, July 11, 2014


Exhibition of works by Felix Gonzalez-Torres opening at Plateau, Samsung Museum of Art in Korea
Installation view at PLATEAU, Samsung Museum of Art.
SEOUL.- PLATEAU, Samsung Museum of Art presents a solo exhibition of Felix Gonzalez-Torres, entitled Double. This exhibition examines the broad spectrum of Gonzalez-Torres’s oeuvre with particular emphasis on the malleable nature of his works, demonstrating how their meaning, as much as the form, can shift as the architectural, social, and curatorial landscapes change. As suggested in the title, Double proposes a dual presentation at both PLATEAU and our sister museum Leeum, as well as multiple locations throughout the city of Seoul, involving various ways of repetition and reconfiguration of the artist’s works. Utilizing editions and simultaneous manifestations of identical pieces, the presentation hopes to reflect the continuing vitality of his art, which continues to inspire countless artists in contemporary art today.

Felix Gonzalez-Torres, who died at the early age of 38 in 1996, is considered one of the most influential artists of his generation whose legacy still remains strongly present in the current art historical discourse. Born in 1957 in Cuba and immigrated to New York City in 1979, the artist did not allow his racial and sexual minority status to marginalize his position in the art world, instead developing his own unique body of work by appropriating the existing visual language of minimalism. At the same time, he actively engaged the viewer in his works, subverting conventional art practices through its endless transformation and destruction of form. Using everyday objects such as mirrors, clocks, puzzles, candies and paper stacks, Gonzalez-Torres’s oeuvre more profoundly examined the “public” function of art, while presenting strictly private contemplations on love and the fragility of life. From the socially critical works of the 1980s to the more contemplative and poetic works of the 1990s, his oeuvre achieved its distinct perspective through the juxtaposition of the private and public, as well as the poetic and political.

Challenging tradition, monumentality and even his own authority as artist, Gonzalez-Torres emphasized the mutability of meaning and form in order to keep his work alive and connected with the viewers across cultures and generations. His works will also have a powerful resonance with Korean viewers today who have undergone dramatic political, economic and cultural changes over the recent decades. As the first comprehensive exhibition of Gonzalez-Torres’s work in Asia, this exhibition will provide a significant opportunity to introduce the remarkable achievements of his short but prolific career to the Korean and international audiences in the region. Curated by Soyeon Ahn, Chief Curator, PLATEAU, Samsung Museum of Art, Korea.
PLATEAU, Samsung Museum of Art was first inaugurated in 1999 as Rodin Gallery, presenting its permanent installation of Auguste Rodin’s monumental masterpieces The Gates of Hell and The Burghers of Calais, and has established itself as one of the central institutions in the Korean contemporary art scene.

In May 2011, Rodin Gallery reopened its doors under the new name, PLATEAU, aspiring to a broader scope of programming, as well as higher artistic grounds for artists and patrons alike. With the new name, PLATEAU expresses our renewed commitment to embracing the dynamic developments in Korean and international contemporary art, in continuation with our permanent display of the Rodin masterpieces.



Today's News

June 21, 2012

Christie's Evening Auction of Impressionist and Modern Art realizes $145.5 million

Detroit Institute of Arts brings five Spanish masterpieces to museum this summer

Serbian archaeologists discover mammoth field containing at least five of the giant beasts

Exhibition features the work of ten artists who engage "supporting" elements of painting

In an intimidation campaign, Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei barred from court

Exhibition of works by François Morellet and Gerhard von Graevenitz opens at Sperone Westwater

Exhibition presents fifty masterful and iconic images from the San Antonio Museum of Art's collection

Sports world and leisure events artist LeRoy Neiman dies in New York at age 91

Aleah Chapin wins BP Portrait Award 2012 for large nude portrait of family friend

Bortolami Gallery opens exhibition of works by artists Barbara Kasten & Justin Beal

First solo exhibition of Los Angeles artist Joe Deutch opens at Marlborough Chelsea

Drawn from Photography exhibition opens at DePaul University Art Museum in Chicago

Monumental Contemporary sculpture installation joins Warhol for a modern summer

The 30th China Guardian quarterly auction yields over $33 million USD

The Whitney presents Sharon Hayes: There's So Much I want to Say to You"

Musical composition housed within a stone sculpture on view at Fairlop Waters

Benrimon Contemporary opens exhibition featuring installations, sculptures, and works on canvas

The "anarchitectures" of Gordon Matta-Clark dialogue in the MACBA Collection

Exhibition of works by Felix Gonzalez-Torres opening at Plateau, Samsung Museum of Art in Korea

15 new and recent works from Jun Kaneko's ongoing dango series on view at Locks Gallery

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Conservation treatment, research and touristic-education program surrounding the Ghent Altarpiece

2.- Exhibition offers an opportunity to discover the wide-ranging materials used to create colour in paintings

3.- Amsterdam revolts against United States architect Daniel Libeskind Holocaust memorial

4.- Claude Monet 'Water Lilies' painting sells for $54 million at Sotheby's in London

5.- Spain's Queen Letizia opens "El Greco and modern painting" exhibition at The Prado

6.- Hopper's Nighthawks tops the list for Art Everywhere US: Largest outdoor art show ever

7.- Rijksmuseum opens exhibition of fourteen monumental sculptures by Alexander Calder

8.- Association of Art Museum Directors sanctions Delaware Art Museum for sale of work of art

9.- Whitney concludes Uptown exhibition programming with Jeff Koons: A Retrospective

10.- Live art by top international artists steals the show at 45th edition of Art Basel fair



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Rmz. - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemaria.org juncodelavega.org facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site