SAISIR L'INSTANT, Jukhee Kwon - PROLONGATION UNTIL 26th June, 2021
OPENING Sunday, May 2nd 2021 - EXHIBITION May 2nd - 26th June, 2021 - BOOK your private visit +32 475 411 963 or Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Art'Loft, Lee-Bauwens Gallery is pleased to present Jukhee Kwon for her first solo exhibition in Belgium.
"Saisir l'Instant" is the artist's attempt to break the linearity of time. With Jukhee Kwon, old books, abandoned, linked to a past era, once transformed, breathe the air of freedom again.The act of deconstruction that the artist performs on books frees each page in the space, from its initial form and purpose, challenging the visitors's perceptions, giving us to see another image of this everyday object.
Jukhee Kwon's majestic installations and book sculptures take on full, vigorous forms that hint at a sense of lightness and movement, expressing something timeless.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Born in 1981 in Dae-jun, South Korea
Lives and works in Grottaferrata, Italy
Jukhee Kwon holds an MFA in Book Arts from Camberwell College of Arts, London (UK) and a BFA from Chung-Ang University, Seoul (KR). She has participated in numerous international solo and group exhibitions. Jukhee Kwon's works are in private collections as well as in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London (UK)
1190 Brussels - Belgique
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, Meekyoung Shin, Sunghong Min and Jiana Kim goes along with European artists such as Aurélie Nemours, Maurice Frydman, Ode Bertrand , Paola Pezzi, Daniel Pandini, Javier León Perez.