Kwang Young Chun “Aggregations”

Brooklyn Museum

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[Image: Kwang Young Chun "Aggregation 17-NV089" (2017) Mixed media with Korean mulberry paper, 723/4 x 633/4 in.]

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The Brooklyn Museum presents Kwang Young Chun: Aggregations, an installation of six sculptural compositions that recall the artist’s Korean heritage. The intimate exhibition opens November 16 in the Museum’s second floor Arts of Asia and the Middle East gallery.

Chun’s Aggregations are made up of hundreds of parcels wrapped in old book pages that are printed on hanji, a celebrated mulberry-pulp paper from Korea. Each bundle is individually wrapped and varies in size and color. When aggregated, the parcels create jagged, cratered forms that appear geological or astronomical, simultaneously evoking elements of power and fragility. These works draw on the artist’s training in abstract painting as well as memories of his childhood, when Korean apothecaries sold medicine in similar bundles.

The Brooklyn Museum’s installation features five wall pieces and one freestanding work by Chun. They will be presented adjacent to traditional Korean objects relating to reading, writing, and paper, highlighting the historical roots of Chun’s futuristic sculptural compositions.

Kwang Young Chun: Aggregations is curated by Joan Cummins, Lisa and Bernard Selz Senior Curator of Asian Art, Brooklyn Museum.
This exhibition is made possible through the generous support of Young Hwan Jeong. Additional support is provided by The Korea Society of New York.



from November 16, 2018 to July 06, 2019

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