Picture : MEEKYOUNG SHIN, IN THE SHADOW OF TIME, SOLO SHOW, 2020 © Photo by Speltdoorn


In the shadow of time,  Meekyoung Shin - SOLO SHOW

September, 13 - October, 18 2020
13 septembre - 18 octobre 2020

Opening : Sunday 13.09.2020  To 1 pm. until 7 pm, in the presence of Meekyoung Shin


For his first solo exhibition at the Lee-Bauwens gallery, the artist Meekyoung Shin, invites us to take part in another world. Here, time stands still, the spectators plunge into a world inhabited by ghosts with reconstructions of objects inscribed in time, sometimes petrified, strikingly realistic.

Made from soap, her works replicate artefacts and canonical works of art, from Asian porcelain vases to Greek and Roman sculptures, translating between continents, cultures and centuries in the process. 

The works of Meekyoung Shin with its thousand and one details appear in a suspended time like an imprint that our dreamy glance contributes to dilate further and gives us to read another image of the past.

Meekyoung Shin was born in 1967 in South Korea and completed her BFA and MFA at Seoul National University. In 1995, she moved to London to obtain her MFA at the Slade School of Art, University College London, and has since held solo exhibitions internationally including at Haunch of Venison, London (2010) and Arko Art Center , Seoul  (2018). She has participated in numerous group shows including at the Museum of Art and Design, New York, and the 2013 Asian Art Biennial in Taiwan and recently at the National Museum , New York,  Stockholm (2020)

Her works are found in collections all over the world, including the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston and the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea. Meekyoung Shin was nominated for the Korea Artist Prize 2013.


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Art'Loft, Lee-Bauwens gallery, is an art gallery where artworks are showcased in a living space. When you step into this old printing house in Brussels, you are walk- ing into a loft space where art is not only exhibited but also shared. This excep- tional configuration allows visitors to discover the works in a living interior while the artists have the opportunity to exhibit their work in a multi-purpose place that focuses on their art. Founded in december 2012 by Min Young Lee and Gil Bauwens, the gallery's goal is to reveal and promote artists who are mostly coming from the Korean art scene, but also to show European artists works in Korea, through exhibitions or art events. As a curator, Min Young Lee works closely with art institutions and museums and organizes exhibitions such as TEAF 2014 (Taehwa River Eco Art Festival) in Ulsan, 3rd Identiy Hybrid 2010 in Jeju Museum of Contemporary Art, Boarding Bridge 2009 in Seoul Kring Kumho Museum, Dissipation and Return 2009 in Seoul Metro Museum, or Age of Fragrance 2008 in Dae-Jeon Asia Museum. Recently, the gallery collaborated with Asad Raza for the first personal exhibition organized by the Boghossian Foundation at the prestigious Villa Empain. An event entirely dedicated to the Korean artist Chun Kwang Young, performed in parallel with the exhibition Chaotic Harmony organized at the gallery. In 2019, as curator with Pooluna Chung (Laurence Geoffrey’s, Ltd.) and Ramona Van Gansbeke (GLUON), Min Young Lee organizes the exhibition : Brussels in SongEun: imagining cities beyond 2.0 technology, during the visit of the King of Belgians in Seoul. With artists as Je Baak, Younes Baba-Ali, Pierre Jean Giloux, LAb[au], LarbitsSisters, Félix Luque Sánchez, AnneMarie Maes, Mioon, Hye Min Park, Beat Streuli, Thomas Willemen, Ji Hye Yeom Today, the gallery represents a group of about fifteen international artists consti- tuting a broad creative panorama ranging from sculpture to painting and associating them with new media and installation. Korean artists such as Chun Kwang Young, Yun Sungfeel, Kim Joon, Moon Pil Shim, Nam Tchun-Mo, Kim Hyun-Sik, Jeong Yun Kyung and Sunghong Min, Jiana Kim goes along with European artists such as Aurélie Nemours, Maurice Frydman, Ode Bertrand , Paola Pezzi, Daniel Pandini, Javier León Perez.