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Yun Hyong-keun: A Retrospective

Yun Hyong-keun
Palazzo Fortuny, Venice
11 May – 24 November, 2019

On the occasion of the 58th edition of the Venice Art Biennale, a major retrospective of Korean artist Yun Hyong-keun (1928 – 2007) will be presented at Palazzo Fortuny by the MMCA (National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea) and MUVE (Civic Museums of Venice). The exhibition will be the first international retrospective show of the artist since his death in 2007 and follows a critically-acclaimed exhibition of his work at MMCA Seoul. The show will focus on Yun’s extraordinary life and work and will present 55 of Yun’s works that span his entire career. One of the highlights of the exhibition will be a meticulous reproduction of Yun’s atelier which will include outstanding works by other artists (Kim Whanki, Jeon Roe-jin and Choi Jongtae), which Yun had in his studio. While recognising his role in the development of Dansaekhwa, this retrospective aims to examine Yun's work in its own right and from a new perspective.

To coincide with the exhibition there will be a printed catalogue available for purchase in English and Italian, published by Hatje Cantz.

Curator: Kim Inhye, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea

Image: Yung Hyong-keun, Umber-Blue, 1975

Photo credit: © Yun Seong-ryeol / Courtesy The Estate of Yun Hyong-keun