Ahn, Kyu-chul1991

National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea

National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea

AHN Kyuchul (1955- ) raised objections to the practices of the Korean art scene in the mid 1980s and started his career as an artist with his “sculptures with narratives” through which the then social problems come into the open. Later he made those objects located on the boundary between ordinary things and sculptures added some speculative words to them so as to subvert the habituated ideas of daily objects. Shown at his first solo show that he had during the years when he was studying in Germany after working as a member of the Hyeonsil-Baleon (Reality and Voice) Group, Glasses challenges the stereotypical commonsense notions of objects and divulges veiled orders and contractions. Consisting of quintuple eyeglasses with five, opaque marble lens, the work focuses on an everyday object of uselessness in order to report the violence and absurdities done by common senses all over the world.

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  • Title: Glasses
  • Creator: Ahn, Kyu-chul
  • Date: 1991
  • Physical Dimensions: w44 x h6 x d16.5 cm
  • Provenance: MMCA
  • Type: Steel, marble


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