Your Bright Future: 12 Contemporary Artists from Korea
June 28, 2009 – September 20, 2009
LACMA – Los Angeles County Museum of Art Los Angeles, USA
November 21, 2009 - February 14, 2010
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA
Photo: 2009 Museum Associates/LACMA
LACMA and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH) will present the first major museum exhibition in the United States to focus on contemporary art from South Korea. The exhibition features work by a generation of artists who have emerged since the mid-1980s—some well-known and others on the brink of recognition—working on the cutting edge of international art trends and within a distinctly Korean context. Featuring site-specific installations as well as video, computer animation, and sculpture, the exhibition represents each artist through a large-scale installation piece or substantial body of work. Curators: Lynn Zelevansky, Contemporary Art, LACMA; Christine Starkman, Curator of Asian Art, MFAH; and Kim Sunjung, Director Samuso, Seoul, South Korea.
The MFAH is the second and final venue for the first major museum exhibition in the continental United States in almost two decades to focus on contemporary art from South Korea. Organized by the MFAH and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Your Bright Future: 12 Contemporary Artists from Korea features a generation of artists who have emerged since the mid-1980s—all of whom work on the cutting-edge of international art trends: Bahc Yiso, Choi Jeong-Hwa, Gimhongsok, Jeon Joonho, Kim Beom, Kimsooja, Koo Jeong-A, Minouk Lim, Jooyeon Park, Do Ho Suh, Haegue Yang and the collaborative, Young-Hae Chang Heavy Industries. Your Bright Future (a title taken from a sculpture by Bahc Yiso) represents each artist through site-specific installations and larger groupings of works.
The accompanying catalogue features essays by organizing curators Christine Starkman and Lynn Zelevansky with contributions by Joan Kee and Sunjung Kim. It is published by the MFAH and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and distributed by the Yale University Press.
Press release, LACMA, 2009