August 19–December 21, 2014
Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art
60-16, Itaewon-ro, 55-gil Yongsan-gu, Seoul
Hours: Tuesday–Sunday 10:30am–6pm
T +82 2 2014 6901
Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art is delighted to present Leeum 10th Anniversary Exhibition: Beyond and Between from August 19 to December 21. Organized in celebration of the tenth anniversary and curated around the theme “Beyond and Between,” this exhibition presents a wide selection of traditional Korean art and international modern and contemporary art from Korea and abroad. It also encapsulates Leeum’s intention to become a more open museum, one which puts a priority on communication with people. Beyond and Between was designed to herald the opening of a new chapter in the museum’s history.
This large-scale special exhibition is being held throughout the entire museum. This includes Museum 1, traditional art permanent collection galleries, Museum 2, modern and contemporary art permanent collection galleries, the Black Box and Ground Gallery, as well as the lobby. At Museum 1, we hoped to bring out a communion between artworks under the shared theme “Beyond Time” by exhibiting certain contemporary artworks alongside traditional works. At Museum 2, we broke from the previous regional or chronological arrangement and exhibited Korean and foreign art side by side under the theme “Beyond Space.” At the Ground Gallery and Black Box, works that maximize communication and participation by viewers are displayed under the theme “Between Art and People” to capture the changes in contemporary art that have made a viewer’s role more important than in the past.
Among the artists featured in this exhibition are Ai Weiwei (installation), Byron Kim (painting), Damien Hirst (installation), Do Ho Suh (installation), Ernesto Neto (installation), Kimsooja (video), Kohei Nawa (installation), Lee Bul (installation), Lee Sekyung (installation), Lee Ufan (installation), Liam Gillick (installation), Moon Kyungwon & Jeon Joonho (video), Olafur Eliasson (installation), Rirkrit Tiravanija (installation), Roni Horn (installation), Subodh Gupta (installation), Yee Sookyung (installation), and Zhang Xiaogang (painting). Almost 230 artworks are displayed.
The goal of the exhibition is to encourage visitors to explore the possibilities for new understandings and interpretations of the works and to showcase Leeum’s curatorial vision. By pursuing rigorous research and creative interpretations of art, Leeum aims to approach art in new ways and to extend a wealth of visual experiences and opportunities for engagement to our visitors.
Curated by Hyesoo Woo,Chief Curator, Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art. Sponsored by Samsung Electronics, co., Ltd.
Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art was opened in central Seoul in 2004 and provides a unique environment to house the comprehensive collections of traditional and contemporary art in Korea. Three buildings make up the composite complex. Museum 1 is devoted to the exhibition of traditional Korean artwork. Museum 2 showcases modern and contemporary works by both Korean and foreign artists. Finally, the Samsung Child Education & Culture Center supplements the two museums by contributing to the cultural education of our future leaders. This cultural complex was designed by three internationally acclaimed architects: Mario Botta, Jean Nouvel and Rem Koolhaas. The three buildings exist in harmony with each other, though each piece has its own uniqueness. These architectural works are designed to accommodate the past, present, and future of art and culture.
The museum is committed to establishing and preserving a new interpretation and perspective of traditional Korean art, encouraging and presenting new trends in Korean modern art, and displaying international contemporary art that reflects the preeminent values of our time.
Press contact: Shim Bokeum, Public Relations Team
T +82 2 2014 6553 / bokeum.shim [at] samsung.com