Your Bright Future: 12 Contemporary Artists from Korea opens at LACMA on Sunday. The exhibit features a wide variety of modern art from twelve artists, including video and multimedia, an installation using boxes and bubble wrap, and a piece made up of hundreds of neon plastic bowls and bins.
Here’s some of what the LA Times had to say:
“There is a vocabulary that belongs to the art world that we all inhabit,” says Zelevansky, a widely traveled curator who will soon leave LACMA to direct the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh. “But there always has to be something local, something that comes out of your experience, or the work becomes generic, pallid and weak. It isn’t interesting. That’s one of the pitfalls of globalization. What I look for is artists who can speak to a wider audience and at the same time retain something of the local in their work.
Read the full article and exhibit photos here.
A series of events are being held this week to celebrate the opening of the exhibit:
Thursday, June 25 at 7 p.m.: Join artist Do Ho Suh in conversation with Lynn Zelevansky, head and curator of contemporary art at LACMA. The pair will discuss how Suh’s sculptures displayed in the exhibit developed. Free to the public.
Sunday, June 28 at 2 p.m.: Actors Evan Cleaver and Olivia Sandoval interpret a script by the artist Haegue Yang based on her installation Storage Piece. Free with admission.
Marquand produced the exhibit’s 207-page catalog, featuring interviews with each artist. Distributed by Yale University Press, it’s available now at the museum and on-line.