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Group show: Kim, Jin / Lee, Rim / Lee, Seung-min / Lee, Jae-hoon / D Hwang - Star Wars-Episode - The Phantom Menace (over)

12 February 2009 until 12 March 2009
  Kim, Jin / Lee, Rim / Lee, Seung-min / Lee, Jae-hoon / D Hwang - Star Wars-Episode - The Phantom Menace
Lee, Jae-hoon, Unmonument, 190x102cm, fresco technique, 2008
 
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About Exhibition

Star Wars-Episode
The Phantom Menace

Curated by UNC Gallery

UNC gallery 2009
. 2. 12(Thu.) - 3. 12(Thu.)
Opening reception : 12 February (Thu) 6:00pm @UNC gallery

If you have any inquiries, please don't hesitate to contact us.
Curator : Jeong-eun Lee (82 10 4438 3926) / but818@hanmail.net

Summary Description

Title
Star Wars -episode: The Phantom Menace 展
Date 2009. 2. 12(Thu) - 3. 12(Thu)
Venue UNC gallery (126-1, Sagan-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul)
Artists Kim, Jin / Lee, Rim / Lee, Seung-min / Lee, Jae-hoon / D Hwang
Opening reception 12th Feb 2009 (Thu) 6:00 pm
Organized by UNC Gallery

Focus on Exhibition

Star Wars-Episode 2 : The Phantom Menace

World, about the Phantom Menace

Threats and lies of the world are more and more intense because their traces are concealed. In the past wars, the scenes of guns and tanks could be witnessed, but today's wars infiltrating into the common and ordinary life continue to request for silent fights and death, while not revealing their external forms. The power group's unilateral and almost tyrannical propaganda and the unbearably light and 'believe or not' Internet information blur our judgement about true and false, and so, we suffer from the neurosis not trusting but doubting what we hear. One of the reasons why the ordinary life like war and the lies of our society are more and more threatening is vagueness due to invisibility.

Art, toward the Phantom Menace
However, although the invisible have threatened our human beings, they have stimulated our curiosity about something unknown. They have been the sources stimulating artists' desire to express the world. Just as the literati class during Chosun dynasty attempted to express 'the vital energy' and the traditional Western artists wanted to imitate the unknown idea, artists have long explored something invisible, while the spectators have been engaged in the hide-and-seek game to find the meanings hidden in the images of their works. In particular, unlike the conventional aesthetics focusing on representation of beauty of the objects, the contemporary fine art emphasizes visualization of the conceptual values of diverse spectra. Such tendency may be relevant to our reality in which the invisible threats are growing. This exhibition provides for an arena where the threats of the invisible in our society are expressed, reminding us of the tendency of our contemporary fine art to focus on visualization of the invisible. Participant artists unfold on their canvases the stories about invisible violence, uncommon situations, strangeness and fear they have experienced. In the social threats connoting vagueness and invisibility, the artists show us their art works encoded in a concealing mode, and the spectators stand before them in an effort to find something concealed or just being fascinated by something unknown.

"Star Wars-Episode" Exhibition showing up in the beginning of every year is an annual exhibition program of UNC Gallery. Those artists who have drawn attention for the last year and therefore, who are expected to demonstrate some energetic activities are invited to this exhibition predicting the typology of our domestic fine art in the new year. "Star Wars-Episode" Exhibition celebrating its second birthday this year is titled "The Phantom Menace." Their works start from their personal stories, but they stare at all of us and our society. We would like to call them 'stars' because they represent desires and conflicts of the majority.

Artists & Works

Kim, Jin

Education

2007
MAFA Chelsea College of Art & Design, University of the Arts London (London, UK)
2004
M.F.A Department of Fine Art, Graduate school, Chung-Ang University (Seoul, Korea)
2001
B.F.A Department of Fine Art, college of Art, Chung-Ang University (Seoul, Korea)

Solo Exhibition
2008
Margins (MIKI WICK KIM Contemporary Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland)
2008
Margins (Stables Gallery, London, UK)
2003
A Bit of Space (Kwanhoon Gallery, Seoul, Korea)

Group Exhibitions
2008
4482 - Korean Contemporary Artists in London (Barge house, Oxo Tower Wharf, London, UK)
KIAF - Korea International Art Fair (Coex, Seoul, Korea)
Welcome Home Party (Sun Contemporary, Seoul, Korea)
'00 Nature Nature in the Art of the Twenty First Century (Contemporary Art Projects, London, UK)
FORM Art Fair-A group show with Asian Contemporary Artists (Olympia National Hall, London, UK)
Bridge Art New York 2008 (The Waterfront 222 12th Avenue, New York, USA)
2007
The Korean Contemporary Arts Show in London 2007-The spectrum (Jerwoodspace, London, UK)
Bridge Art Miami 2007 (The Catalina Hotel and Beach Club, Miami, USA)
ARCADIA (I-MYU Project Space, London, UK)
4482-Korean Contemporary Artists in London (King's Park Business Center, London, UK)
Chelsea 2007 MA Show (Chelsea College of Art & Design, London, UK)
The Open (King's Park Business Center, Studio Unit 69, 205, 207, London, UK)
2006
Event in London (The Plum Tree, London, UK)
2004
Dong-A Grand Art Exhibition (National Museum of Contemporary Art, Kwacheon, Korea)
Looking for Rhythm (Gallery Chang, Seoul, Korea)
Drawing 0'C-Exhibition of Three Artists (Kwanhoon Gallery, Seoul, Korea)
The 8th "Life"-The 9th of Imagination, The 9th of Adventure (Dukwon Gallery, Seoul, Korea)
Boujour Tout Le Monde-Supported by ministry of Culture & Tourism (Mok-am Museum, Go-yang, Korea)
2003
Korean Contemporary Art (Cascata Gallery, Vancouver, Canada)
The 32nd Figurative Exhibition (National Museum of Contemporary Art, Kwacheon, Korea)
2002
The 21st Grand Art Exhibition of Korea (National Museum of Contemporary Art, Kwacheon, Korea)
The 24th Joong-Ang Grand Art Exhibition (Hoam Art Museum, Seoul, Korea)
Painting of Homogeneity (Chung-Ang Art Center, Seoul, Korea)
The 4th Danwon Art Competition (Danwon Gallery, Ansan, Korea)
2001
The 23rd Joong-Ang Grand Art Exhibition (Hoam Art Museum, Seoul, Korea)
2000
The 19th Grand Art Exhibition of Korea (National Museum of Contemporary Art, Kwacheon, Korea)

Awards
2004
Dong-A Art Exhibition
2003
The 32nd Figurative Exhibition 'special selection'
2002
The 21st The Grand Art Exhibition of Korea The 24th Joong-Ang Culturemedia Art Exhibition The 4th Danwon Art Exhibition
2001
The 23th Joong-Ang Culturemedia Art Exhibition
2000
The 19th The Grand Art Exhibition of Korea

Lee, Jae-hoon

Education

2008
M.F.A Korean Painting Department, Chung-Ang University (Seoul, Korea)
2003
B.F.A Korean Painting Department, Chung-Ang University (Seoul, Korea)

Solo Exhibitions
2008
4th UNMONUMENT_SINCE 2008 (Kumho Museum, Seoul, Korea)
2006
3rd-Episode?-Face to Face (Artforumnewgate, Seoul, Korea)
2005
"Today's Artist Award" presented commemorative exhibition (Kyunghyang Gallery, Seoul)
2nd-Episode?-Life is..., (Gongpyong Art Center, Seoul, Korea)
1st-Mr. Kim's a day (Gallery woodeok, Seoul, Korea)

Group Exhibitions
2008
Young Korean Artist 2008 (National Museum of Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Korea)
MAPPING the Future of Art (Interalia Art Company, Seoul, Korea)
Bundang Art Festival (Sungnam Arts Center, Sungnam, Korea)
2007
The Research Exhibition for Present and Future (Namsong Museum, Gapyeong, Korea)
Wind and the Waves of Contemporary Art (Gallery Da, Seoul, Korea)
007-i con nection (The Amore Gallery, Seoul, Korea)
Chung-Ang Korean Art Festival (Sejong Center Museum, Seoul, Korea)
The Newgate-East 1st Anniversary (Newgate East, Seoul, Korea)
2006
The Research Exhibition for Present and Future (Gallery Godo, Seoul, Korea)
Acclimatization 2nd Korea, China and Youth Exchanges Exhibition Artist (Yumhwang Museum, Beijing, China)
Colors on My Mind-Part5 (Newgate East, Seoul, Korea)
2005
Song-eun Art Festival (Seoul Center For Art, Seoul, Korea)
Visions-Diversity of Contemporary Art (Kyunghyang Gallery, Seoul, Korea)
Korean Young Artists Exhibition Series (Etienne De Causans, Paris, France)
2004
Dong-A Art Festival (National Museum of Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Korea)
Korean Young Artists Exhibition Series (Zone Chelsea Center Forthe Arts, New York, USA)
Chung-Ang Korean Art Festival (Sejong Center Museum, Seoul, Korea)
2003
Gyeonggi Art-New Idea Exhibition (Ie-young Museum, Yong-in, Korea)

Awards
2008
The 8th Song-Eun Art Exhibition
2007
Kumho Young Artist
2005
Today's Artist Award (sponsored by Kyunghyang Newspaper)
2004
Dong-A Art Award at Dong-A Art Festival

Lee, Seung-min

Education

2009
M.F.A Hongik University of Fine Art (Seoul, Korea)
2007
B.F.A Hongik University of Fine Art (Seoul, Korea)

Solo Exhibitions
2008
ILLUSIVE (Art Space H, Seoul, Korea)

Group Exhibitions
2008
Korean Group Show_toujours aujourd'hui (Kashyahildebrand, Zurich, Switzerland)
2007
Blue Ocean, The Blossom of Youth (Gallery Velvet, Seoul, Korea)
2007
5th Funny Funny (Gallery Sejul, Seoul, Korea)
2006
Zoom + canvas (Gallery I, Seoul, Korea)

Art Fair
2008
SH contemporary (Parkryusook Gallery, Shanghai, China)
KIAF (Parkryusook Gallery, Seoul, Korea)
Blue Dot ASIA (Seoul Arts Center, Seoul, Korea)

Lee, Rim

Education

2007
B.F.A University of Sookmyung Women's University (Seoul, Korea)

Solo Exhibitions
2008
Consensus (Window Gallery Jinsun, Seoul, Korea)
2007
To Share (Gallery Zein Zeno, Seoul, Korea)

Group Exhibitions
2008
Team Preview Art Show (Team Preview, Seoul, Korea)
Blue dot Asia (Seoul Arts Center, Seoul, Korea)
Next Art Fair (Chicago, USA)
SAOF (COEX, Seoul, Korea)
WE-Now (Insa Art Senter, Seoul, Korea)
2007
We-Now (Gallery All, Seoul, Korea)
The Affordable Art Fair-autumn collection (London, UK)
Studio Unit Open Studio (KT Art Hall, Seoul, Korea)
Artist Day: Studio Unit Auction party (T Space, Seoul, Korea)
Remake Cans (Bunam Gallery, Seoul, Korea)
Kya; Fun Pun (Ansan Trust Gallery, Ansan, Korea)
Preview (Alternative Space Team Preview, Seoul, Korea)
2006
Fringe Festival (The Street of Hong-ik University, Seoul, Korea)
The Power of Korean Young Artist (Bunam Gallery, Seoul, Korea)

D Hwang

Education

1997
B.F.A Parsons school of Design (New York, USA)

Solo Exhibitions
2008
LOTUS KOREA AWARD (HODU Gallery, Seoul, Korea)
2008
Solo Exhibition (YOUKOBO ART SPACE, Tokyo, Japan)
2008
Solo Exhibition (2x13 Gallery, Seoul, Korea)
2002
Dark Face (Hello Art Gallery, Seoul, Korea)
1996
One (Pleiades Gallery, New York, USA)

Group Exhibitions
2008
Koeln Art Fair 21 (Koeln, Germany)
Device Gallery (CA, USA)
L'Imagerie Gallery (LA, USA)
C POP Gallery (Detroit, USA)
2004
YOKOHAMA HOTROD CUSTOM SHOW (Yokohama, Japan)
2003
YOKOHAMA HOTROD CUSTOM SHOW (Yokohama, Japan)
1999
Taboo (Sunjae Art Center, Seoul, Korea)
1997
Home made Air (Tompkin Square Gallery, New York, USA)
1995
Random Order (Pleiades Gallery, New York, USA)

Etc.
2003-2006
custom bike company "MATTEBLACK" HEAD DIRECTOR
2004
YOKOHAMA HOTROD CUSTOM SHOW" "COOL BIKE AWARD"
2003
wrote screenplay "JULY" (35mm feature film)
wrote screenplay "MAGIE" (35mm feature film)
YOKOHAMA HOTROD CUSTOM SHOW" "COOL BIKE AWARD"
2002
"knock" was invited to Tokyo Indies Movie Festival
wrote screenplay "Run to Tokyo (Digital feature film)
wrote screenplay "Killer Suji (35mm feature film)
2001
Directed "Knock"(Digital film)
2000
Techno music band "Samadi" as a singer
Directed pop musician Yang jin suck "10 years love" music video
1999
Directed pop musician "Awesome" music video (35mm)
Directed commercial for Local TV station in New York
Designed graphic works for production companies
Created 3D animation for music video & TV
1997
Edited "Cut runs deep" (35mm feature film)
Directed "501"(Digital movie)

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