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Dodooba  Contemporary art exhibitions you should see in Korea, Singapore and Hong Kong. For shows in Japan, check out @dodoobajapan :)

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A rebel among his contemporaries, David Hockney (b.1937)—largely known for his portraits and vast landscapes—is also recognised for refusing to be pigeonholed in a particular medium or style. Over six decades, he has constantly experimented with numerous materials and methods, embracing an open-minded approach to art and technology (including sketching with iPads) that have led to his acclaim and relevance today. An exhibition of 36 carefully selected works drawn mostly from Singapore's National Collection is currently on view at @stpi_gallery. It examines how one of Britain’s most celebrated living artist continues to push the boundaries of print techniques, investigating the one intrigue that has defined his prolific career: perspectives. The works presented here look into the technical challenges within the process of depiction to address two fundamental questions: “How do we see? How do we depict?” They go against the popular vanishing point perspective, which, to Hockney, limits the audience by keeping them outside of the painting. The artist believes that the human eye is more fluid and dynamic than a single point of view. Employing multiple perspectives that reflect the moving focus of the human eye, Hockney masterfully absorbs the viewer into the work, making them a part of his world instead of a mere onlooker. The exhibition is on through September 9. .
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DAVID HOCKNEY
Twelve Fifteen (1991)
lithograph; edition of 50
44×57 in (111.8×144.8 cm)
© STPI – Creative Workshop & Gallery
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For more images, click on link in bio :)

Korean artist Dong Wook Suh’s solo exhibition closes tomorrow (July 12 2017) at @oneandjgallery. Link in bio for more images! 👆🏻👆🏻👆🏻Go see the show!
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Retrograde dispositions and dark sentimentality have a recurring presence in Dong Wook Suh's (b. 1974) paintings. The characters and landscapes in his images look like stills from a movie, and the scenes urge their viewers to construct their own narratives. The title of his current exhibition, “Atmosphere,” refers to the dominant theme in Suh’s paintings. The 'atmosphere' is formed not only by the objects and its settings, but also by the different sets of light, air, temperature, humidity, and in particular the mannerisms and expressions of the individuals that take part in his works. Though the works give forth a sense of drama (not unlike a scene from a movie), the paintings themselves are unable to offer any clear narrative. The ambiguous circumstances and expressions of Suh’s subjects reflect the frustrations, apathy and nihilism of contemporary youth and may also serve as a means of expression for Suh’s own emotions.

Don't miss performance artist Kun-Yong Lee's solo show at Leeahn Gallery if you're in Seoul on thru July 29 2017! Click on link in bio for more info 👆🏻👆🏻👆🏻 .
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We’ve noticed renewed interest in early performance art from Korea lately (with Lee Seungtaek being represented by Levy Gorvy Gallery; the restaging of Lee Bul’s provocative 1989 performance ‘Abortion’ at the 2014 Gwangju Biennale; the current show “Rehearsals from the Korean Avant-Garde Performance Archive" at the Korean Cultural Centre UK: and from the rippling effects from market interest in Gutai and Dansaekhwa). .
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This show by Kun-Yong Lee follows his exquisite exhibition @galleryhyundai in 2016 and his participation in the current show at the KCCUK @kccuk_exhibition. .
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In the 1970s, Kun Yong Lee (b. 1942, Korea) emerged as one of the most prominent members of the Korean avant-garde and one of the early champions of performance art. In his first performance ‘Body Drawing 76-01’ (1976) (first 2 images in slideshow) the artist stood behind a plywood panel roughly the same height as himself. He then took a permanent black marker and marked the plywood as far as his right hand could reach. This marked portion would be sawed off, and this process repeated until the original panel had been cut into five different sections. The records of this performance and others from the “Body Drawing” series would form the foundation of Lee’s paintings. Lee’s current solo exhibition at Leeahn highlights his bold, gestural works on canvas (see last 3 images in slide show). They integrate a unique visual language formed through Lee’s attempts to draw from behind, on the back of, or with his back turned to the canvas. The unpredictable and proactive relationship between the body, material and perception yield expressive results. .
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Also, if you’re interested to learn more about this historical movement, we suggest a really insightful Tate Papers article by art historian (and one of the foremost authorities on the Dansaekhwa movement) Joan Kee (search: ‘tate paper joan kee performance korea’).

High on Friday!
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ROSEMARY LAING
flight research #5, 1999
color print
48×104.7 in (122×266 cm)
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After studying painting, in the 1980s Rosemary Laing began unveiling conceptual photographic works and performances. Her works typically consist of large, panoramic photographs in which highly energetic performances are photographed in various settings including the vast Australian wilderness and products of mechanical civilization, such as airports and aircraft interiors. Her own grandiose plans are often realized with the help of experts in various fields, such as astro- physicists, landscape photographers, stuntpersons, and airline personnel. - Text courtesy 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Work: Collection of 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa. © Rosemary Laing

British artist Rachel Kneebone gives shape to human angst, desire, exploitation and sexuality in her first solo exhibition in Hong Kong at White Cube. The exhibition is open thru August 19. Clink link in bio to see more images from the show!

Are you in Tokyo this weekend? 6 shows we recommend that are closing today! 도두바 추천 도쿄 전시 6개!
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(in order of image w/ handles below so easier to check out the galleries and artists :)
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Kentaro Kobuke at Maho Kubota Gallery
Daisuke Ohba at SCAI Bathhouse
Luigi Ghirri at Taka Ishii Gallery Tokyo
Seiji Chōkai at Tokyo Gallery+BTAP “Heat” at Ota Fine Arts
“gesture, form, technique IV” at Taro Nasu
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@daisukeohba @scaithebathhouse @takaishiiGallery @kentaroKobuke @tokyogallery_BTAP @otafinearts @taronasu_tokyo

What you see aren’t just bouquets. These photographs by Taryn Simon are based on historical images of significant treaties later broken or reversed. For instance, this photograph is based on an image of Boris Yeltsin and Bill Clinton signing the 1994 Budapest Memorandum on Security Assurances (in which America, Russia and the UK gave Ukraine security assurances against any threats to territorial integrity or political independence… Crimea was later annexed by Russia on 18 March 2014). Simon examines the stage craft of those agreements and the repeated presence of the bouquet of flowers—full of femininity and vitality—surrounded by powerful men who believe in their powers to control the future of the world. Simon’s photographs have distilled down these historical images to their aesthetic qualities. The bouquets in her photographs are recreations of the original bouquets that were present during these decisive moments in history. The background colours of the works are based on colours found in the original photographs. Flowers aren’t forever and political promises are fleeting.
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Tarry Simon’s first exhibition in Hong Kong is on view now at @gagosiangallery thru August 5. Clink on link in bio to see more images from the show!

Certainly not the most original, but Carl Sandburg's quote comes to mind: "In these times you have to be an optimist to open your eyes when you awake in the morning."
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RYAN GANDER
Dominae Illud Opus Populare (2016)
animatronic eyes, sensors
13.8×13.8×6.9 in (35×35×17.5 cm)
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Currently on view in Gander's solo exhibition, "These Wings Aren't For Flying" at at the National Museum of Art, Osaka thru July 2 2017
© Ryan Gander, Courtesy of Lisson Gallery @ryanjgander

Hey Seoulites! 5 shows we recommend in Samcheong-dong 도두바 추천 삼청동 전시 5개!
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(in order of image, w/ handles below so easier to check out the shows and artists!)
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Kukje Gallery: Chan-Kyong Park
Perrotin Seoul: Daniel Arsham
One and J. Gallery: Dong Wook Suh
nook Gallery: Jong Oh & Heeseung Chung
Art Sonje Center: Suntag Noh
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@nookgallery1 @chungheeseung @danielarsham @oneandjgallery @galerieperrotin @jongaround @noh_suntag @artsonje_center @kukjegallery

That exquisite... and sensual marriage of art and design. View from "gesture, form, technique IV” at @taronasu_tokyo (thru June 24)
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painting:
MIKA TAJIMA
Furniture Art (Thika) (2015)
thermoformed acrylic, spray enamel
43.3×33.1 in (110×84 cm)
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chair:
CHARLOTTE PERRIAND
'"Ombre" chair' (designed 1954, produced 1970s)
manufactured by Tendo Mokko, Japan
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