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Solo show: IK-JOONG KANG | MOUNTAIN & WIND (over)

12 December 2008 until 17 January 2009
  IK-JOONG KANG | MOUNTAIN & WIND
Ik-Joong Kang, Happy World, 2008, Mixed media on wood, 120 x 120 cm
 
www.alexanderochs-galleries.com ALEXANDER OCHS GALLERIES BERLIN | BEIJING

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IK-JOONG KANG | MOUNTAIN & WIND
December 12th 2008 - January 17th 2009

Opening
Thursday, December 11th 2008, 7 - 9 pm

Inaugural address
Dr. Taekang Roh, Gesandter Botschaftsrat
Leiter der Kulturabteilung der Botschaft der Republik Korea

Introduction
Christina Wendenburg, Kunstkritikerin

Der Künstler ist anwesend. The artist will be present.

Venue
ALEXANDER OCHS GALLERIES BERLIN | BEIJING

Sophienstrasse 21, ground floor (former Contemporary Fine Arts)
10178 Berlin
Germany

Opening hours
Tues - Fri 10 am - 6 pm
Sat 11 am - 6 pm

Winter break
December 22nd, 2008 - January 5th, 2009


Ik-Joong Kang | Mountain & Wind
Paintings - Sound-Installation

Ever since the phenomenally acclaimed "Throw Everything Together and Add" at the 47th Venice Biennale that received the 'Prize of special Merit', Ik-Joong Kang, American citizen from New York, has become a significant Korean artist in contemporary art after Nam June Paik.
His works are included in the collections of the Ludwig Museum Cologne, the Whitney Museum of American Art New York, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, the National Gallery in Seoul as well as numerous private and corporate collections.

Ik-Joong Kang becomes a messenger between the differences of time, political systems and cultures by inviting the viewers to take part in his work by painting each 3" x 3" canvas that builds up the whole, mosaic-like and often colossal picture and he developed his own, new universal language in doing so.

Notable 'public works' include "Amazed World", 34,000 drawings by children from 135 countries exhibited at the United Nations headquarter in New York, as well as "100 000 Dreams" shown at the turn of the Millennium 1999/2000 in the Nowhereland between North and South Korea.
For the 'G8- Summit' in 2007 in Heiligendamm he created "Small pieces for peace" with thousands of children drawings from around the world, supported by several local initiatives as well as a film spot by renowned German film director Detlev Buck.

"Mountain and Wind", a major city project in Seoul in 2008 covers the Kwang Hwa Mun Gate. Being destroyed and re-installed several times this gate functions as a symbol for the reunification of Korea.

For his fifth solo show since 1999 at ALEXANDER OCHS GALLERIES BERLIN I BEIJING Ik-Joong Kang reflects on the Kwang Hwa Mun Gate project. The main body of work is the "Moon Jar", a slightly asymmetrical jar, formed of two parts connected by hand ? an icon of unity, nature and harmony for Koreans.

"Its rounded figure exudes the feeling of cosmic compassion, yet in a very humble and tranquil manner," Kang explains, describing why he was "drawn to the moon jar as inspiration..."



COMING SOON NEW LOCATION IN BEIJING
No. 13, courtyard 241, Caochangdi, Cuigezhuang, Chaoyang District, 100015 Beijing

Ik-Joong Kang, Happy World, 2008, Mixed media on wood, 120 x 120 cm

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