The exhibition “HANDHELD SHOOTING” a solo presentation of works by Lee Yongbaek was opened as part of the Autumn Gallery Tour. Lee Yongbaek had his solo presentation at the Korean Pavilion of the 54th Venice Biennale.
The exhibition will feature works in video, photography, sculpture, and painting that reveals the pain in the history of Korea’s modern politics and culture, and its hope for the future. It connotes the past, present, and future of Korea passing through colonization and liberation, division of the country, ultrahigh speed economic development and its aftereffects, and a maturity that the Koreans now want to hold.
Lee Yongbaek (b. 1966), since graduation from the Department of Painting at Hongik University in Korea in 1990, the Department of Painting at Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design in Germany in 1993, and the Department of Sculpture at the Graduate School of the same university in 1995, has actively worked both in Korea and abroad. Lee Yongbaek lives and works Seoul. Lee’s works have been exhibited internationally including:
HOW Art Museum, Shanghai; 2011 Venice Biennale; Saatchi Gallery, London; 2009 Moscow Biennale; ZKM Karlsruhe;Center of Contemporary Art in Torun; The 3rd Nanjing Triennale; Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires; King’s Lynn Art Centre, London; Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Santiago; Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, East Lansing, US; The Harris Museum, Preston, UK; National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul.