White card to Lee Bae.

From 18 September 2015 to 25 January 2016 at the National Museum of Asian Arts Guimet

This fall, the MNAAG is celebrating Korea as part of the 2015 celebrations of the 130 anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between France and Korea. Through three exhibitions and a special program in the auditorium, the museum proposes to discover the art of this country still unknown in France. Korea Season explores the varied facets to the most contemporary.

Carte blanche to Lee Bae inaugurates this season the 18 September 2015 (until 25 January 2016), with an installation presented in the rotunda of the 4e floor of the museum. Based in Paris since 1990, the Korean plastic artist Lee Bae (born in 1956 in Chung-Do in South Korea) has established a form of connivance with coal, a material at the center of his imagination and with a strong symbolic and ritual scope. in Korean culture. His approach is at the same time performance, painting and drawing. Of great plastic coherence, it combines perception of matter and light, opposition of black and white, and opens a reflection on time. The white card proposed by the MNAAG to Lee Bae resulted in an intervention that brings together painting, sculpture and video within a space designed by the artist as a "contemporary cave" under the vault of the museum's rotunda.



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