ARGENTINE ARTIST, LEANDRO ERLICH, IN BUK-SEOUL MUSEUM OF ART
SeMA, Buk-Seoul Museum of Art presents argentine artist Leandro Erlich: Both Sides Now, a solo exhibition of work from December 17, 2019 through March 31, 2020.
Leandro Erlich is an internationally-exhibited contemporary artist whose work has been widely acclaimed for both its originality and popularity. His installations transform familiar, everyday spaces, such as an elevator, staircase and swimming pool by creating optical illusions using mirrors and other various materials.
The artist’s current exhibition at the Buk-SeMA, Leandro Erlich: Both Sides, goes beyond examining his central theme of “perception,” and further questions the relationship between the “Subject” and the “Other.” Whereas the artist’s previous exhibitions explored concepts such as “the illusion and the real,” or “the imaginary and the truth” by reminding the viewers of how the world we perceive and the real are not always the same, this exhibition focuses on how the “I,” or the “Subject,” is formed through surrounding relationships, and therefore makes the boundaries between the “Subject” and the “Other” ambiguous. Those boundaries, which separate two seemingly different entities, remain variable according to their conditions and circumstances. There is nothing in this world whose essence or nature is invariable. Everything that consists our world is connected, and their boundaries are far from clear-cut. As shadows change according to their light source, the world we perceive, and those we regard as the “Other,” exist as shadows created by our own perspectives.
Presented across four exhibition galleries of the museum, this exhibition introduces new works by the artist which reflect on these themes. The works include The Cloud (South Korea, North Korea), a sculptural piece inspired by the maps of South and North Korea, along with Car Cinema and In the Shadow of the Pagoda, two installations that dominate the exhibition space with their massive scale. The exhibition will also present a selection of Erlich’s earlier works, with each offering a unique viewer experience. Highlighting the artist’s distinct sense of humor and brilliant imagination that push the boundaries of reality, Leandro Erlich: Both Sides Now hopes to provide the viewers with a new aesthetic experience representing the forefront of contemporary art.
Ahora ambos lados
17 de diciembre 2019 – 31 de marzo 2020
SeMA, Buk-Seoul Museo de Arte
1238 Dongil-ro, Nowon-gu
Corea del Sur