March 13, 2014 - PLATEAU, Samsung Museum of Art - Yeondoo Jung
March 13, 2014

Yeondoo Jung

Yeondoo Jung, Crayon Pop Special, 2014. Media installation with performance and sound. © Yeondoo Jung.

Yeondoo Jung
Spectacle in Perspective

March 13–June 8, 2014

PLATEAU, Samsung Museum of Art
Samsung Life Insurance Building
Taepyeongno2-Ga, Jung-Gu
Korea 100-716
Hours: Tuesday–Sunday 10am–6pm

T +82 2 2259 7726

PLATEAU, Samsung Museum of Art will hold Yeondoo Jung’s solo exhibition Spectacle in Perspective as the first exhibition in 2014. Yeondoo Jung won the “Artist of the Year” Prize, the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea, and was invited to exhibit in many major museums including MoMA, New York and Art Tower Mito, Japan. He is one of the most prominent Korean artists who has gained an international reputation. This exhibition at PLATEAU is Jung’s first large-scale solo show in Korea in six years and will present some of his early pieces of photography and video as well as new productions that have expanded to various experiments on new media and performance.

Yeondoo Jung’s works that approach the lives of ordinary people whom he encounters in everyday life express his sincere interest and empathy for our society. His works are produced through a lengthy period of collaboration with people from various social strata. The human relations formed during this production process are as important and meaningful as the resulting artwork images as his works focus on the role of art through “practice.” More than 40 pieces are exhibited in this exhibition. In addition to some of his early pieces that have not been shown widely—Hero, Evergreen Tower, Tokyo Brand City, and Six Points, two new productions will be presented.

Virgil’s Path (2014), a virtual sculpture that is to be seen through a 3D video device, and Crayon Pop Special (2014), a performance installation in which the popular K-pop girl group Crayon Pop’s middle-age male fans called Popjushi participated, deal with different realms—virtual reality and popular culture. Yet, both examine the relationship between individuals and the society in depth by realizing for others their wishes and sharing these desire with viewers.

Yeondoo Jung’s works that pay attention to the dreams of other people, their hopes and passions, ironically make us view the world again through what had been invisible to our eyes. This is not to suggest a world of “fantasy” isolated from our life, but a method unique to the artist who approaches reality with a different perspective and attitude. As its title implies, this exhibition will provide a significant and a fresh perspective on art that is connected to our lives in the midst of today’s art world dominated by spectacles.

Curated by CHO Na Young, Assistant 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 a broader scope of program, 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.

Press contact
Youjin Lee, Public Relations Team
T +82 2 2014 6553 / youjin30.lee [​at​]

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