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Hakgojae Collection: 38˚C
Humanity is ill. The disease that came abruptly proliferated at a terrifying pace and gave rise to the pandemic, unprecedented in this century. The dystopia in 2020 derived from a small virus of the real world, not extraterrestrials or robots, nor a theological being. The origin is unclear, but what is certain is that this unwelcomed visitor is already a part of the world that we will endure. Disease respects no privileges. The human body is feeble; it easily heats up when an unknown virus infiltrates. Thus, the temperature became a sign of infection. The standard for high fever is approximately 38°C, entrance to public spaces is restricted for those whose body temperature exceeds it. People worldwide are focusing on the body - people isolate themselves to protect it, and sensitively react to symptoms. With limits on physical activities, virtual reality has expanded. As time spent alone increased, interest in the inner world grew as well. We, who have been tirelessly chasing individual values, all together came to a stop. Only now, we look around our surroundings. The dangerous temperature, 38°C, is also the most comfortable bath water temperature one feels. Suddenly, we are humbled as minuscule beings in an immense world. Envision the environment with infinite bounds and depth that has been embracing the human body. This exhibition's objective is to contemplate the relationship between humanity and the world anew, using the pandemic era as an opportunity. Centering around the Hakgojae collection, this exhibition scopes on both Korean and international contemporary artists' works in four categories; body, mind, matter, and nature.
Excerpt from "38℃" | Miran Park · Curator, Exhibition Director at Hakgojae Gallery
LEE Woosung
My Dear

2017

Acrylic gouache, gesso on canvas

41 x 31.5 cm

LEE Woosung
A Person Crossing the Border

2018

Acrylic gouache on fabric

210 x 210 cm

LEE Woosung
So as Not to Indulge in Fantasy Too Much

2015

Acrylic gouache, water-based paint, gesso on fabric

210 x 210 cm

LEE Woosung
Sleeping Man

2012

Acrylic gouache on canvas

181.1 x 227.3 cm

Tim EITEL
GfZK schwarz

2001

Oil on canvas

180.3 x 240 cm

Tim EITEL
Landeinwarts (Upcountry)

2003

Oil on canvas

25 x 20 cm

Tim EITEL
Sand

2003

Oil on canvas

25 x 20 cm

Tim EITEL
Stadien (Arenas)

2001

Oil on canvas

1-3: 20 x 20 cm | 4-12: 17.8 x 17.8 cm each

Anish KAPOOR
Kubi Series

2006

Gouache on paper

79 x 93 cm

Guiseppe PENONE
Propagazione

1994

Typographic ink and graphite on paper

50.3 x 35.5 cm

PARK Gwangsoo
Rigid Tree

2019

Acrylic on canvas

53 x 40.9 cm

PARK Gwangsoo
Dark Forest

2019

Acrylic on canvas

53 x 40.9 cm

PARK Gwangsoo
Depth – A Distant Mountain

2019

Acrylic on canvas

116.8 x 80.3 cm

PARK Gwangsoo
The Red-crowned Crane's Forest

2019

Acrylic on canvas

116.8 x 80.3 cm

PARK Gwangsoo
Owl's Night

2019

Acrylic on canvas

116.8 x 80.3 cm

PARK Gwangsoo
Two Trees

2019

Acrylic on canvas

116.8 x 80.3 cm

LEE Dong-youb
INTERSPACE - Void 908

1991

Acrylic on canvas

162.2 x 259 cm

LEE Dong-youb
INTERSPACE - Musing (Cycle)

1981

Oil on canvas

116 x 91 cm

CHEN Wenji
Breath In Breath Out

2007

Oil on Linen

42 x 42 cm x6

KIM Hyunsik
Who Likes Blue, Orange, Green, Yellow, Red?

2017

Acrylic on epoxy resin, aluminum frame

91(d) x 7 cm each

Ian DAVENPORT
Poured Lines: Dark Pink, Blue, Orange, Grey Blue, Red

1993

Household paint on canvas

213.4 x 213.4 cm

Ian DAVENPORT
Untitled

1995

Household paint on canvas

213.4 x 213.4 cm

Ian DAVENPORT
Etched the Lines

2006

Screenprint on paper

67.8 x 47.7 cm

Ian DAVENPORT
Etched the Lines

2006

Screenprint on paper

67.8 x 47.7 cm

Ian DAVENPORT
Etched the Lines

2006

Screenprint on paper

67.8 x 47.7 cm

Ian DAVENPORT
Ovals; Black, Light Blue, Black

2002

Screenprint on paper

75.5 x 70.5 cm

Jin MEYERSON
I open my mouth to eat you

2015

Oil on canvas

188 x 266 cm

Andreas ERIKSSON
Semaphore Jirisan

2019

Oil, acrylic, egg-oil tempera on canvas

195 x 240 cm

JANG Jaemin
Unexpected Rock

2015

Oil on canvas

100 x 100 cm

JANG Jaemin
Vacant House

2018

Oil on canvas

200 x 160 cm

HEO Suyoung
Forest 10

2016

Oil on canvas

248 x 436 cm

KANG Yo-bae
Hongdo II

2018

Acrylic on canvas

91 x 116.5 cm

KANG Yo-bae
Crows on Snow

2018

Acrylic and black ink on canvas

116.5 x 91 cm

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