The first solo exhibition of Carl Andre (b. 1935) in Asia will be held at Daegu Art Museum from September 26 to December 31. The exhibition is part of Asia Network Cooperation Exhibitions, which will be followed in 2024 at the Kawamura Memorial DIC Museum of Art in Japan.
Carl Andre is a representative minimalist artist. He is known for his sculptures, which are made of industrial materials such as wood, metal, and brick in simple forms and arranged repeatedly. His works are characterized by the physicality of materials and geometric shapes and establish a relationship between the work, space, and viewers.
Many of his representative works will be displayed in this solo exhibition. Among them are < 4th Steel Square > (2008), in which 16 steel plates are arranged on the floor in the form of a square, < Belgica Blue Hexacube > (1988), made of 36 limestones, and < Ferox > (1982), in which steel plates are arranged gradually along the edges of the space. Also, works such as < YUCATAN > (1972-75) are included to demonstrate the interest in language and poetry that underlies his sculptures. < YUCATAN > consists of 26 poems typed on a typewriter, and is a landscape, a map, and a poem about the region called Yucatan.
Museum of Contemporary Art Busan presents the exhibition Singing Mother Earth from September 23, 2023 to February 18, 2024. The exhibition features 24 artists, including Kim Mijin, Kim Soonim, Kim Heedong, Shin Sujin, Cha Kiyoul, Hong Lee Hyunsook and Edgar Heap of Birds.
The exhibition highlights language in the process of moving away from an anthropocentric world and seeking symbiosis with non-humans. The languages they focus on are the indigenous languages and artists’ languages. These two languages are rich in words and systems of thought and expand thinking about the culture, spirit, and environment connected to language. Some indigenous languages such as Korean dialects, endangered languages of Native Americans and Ainu people of Japan, and the language used by haenyeo in Jeju are paired with the works to approach our relationship with nature through language.
In addition to the Singing Mother Earth, the Museum of Contemporary Art Busan will present the collection exhibition John Akomfrah: The Airport (2023.09.23 – 2024.01.07), and Utopian Scenario About Nature, which contemplates art museums in the era of climate crisis.
The Busan Museum of Art will hold Post Media and Site, an exhibition featuring 13 artists including Koo Hunjoo, Diagonal Thoughts, Moojin Brothers, Yuon Kibaik, Oh Jong, from September 26 to December 17. The Busan Museum of Art is to be renovated in 2024, and this exhibition is the last exhibition to be held before the renovation.
The exhibition is a meta-exploration of museums and exhibitions by comparing museums to “theater” and exhibitions to its “stage”. By imagining the museum as “theater”, the exhibition aims to allow the viewers to project their own feelings and re-sense the space of the museum. The exhibition focuses on the identity and characteristics of the space as it is located at the point of change. The 30 works by the artists actively transform and intervene in the space, pondering the role of art and the function of museums and exhibitions.
Alongside Post Media and Site, the Busan Museum of Art will present The Past Reveals Itself to Have a Plot (09.26-12.17, 2023), an exhibition that looks back at the role and direction of the Busan Museum of Art from its opening to the present.