Sindoh Cultural Space is hosting the private exhibition of Lee Myeong-ho. This exhibition will be a window into the ironic relations of the Mirage series intending to show surreal images such as mirage as well as the Tree series pursuing revelation of pure reality.



▲ Tree… #5, Ink on paper, 124x104cm, 2013



Renowned for photographs containing both poetic and philosophical ideas, Lee Myeong-ho showcases his works at Sindoh Cultural Space. The <Tree> series give rebirth to a tree as a being independent from the relations with its surroundings as well as an artistic object depicted on the canvas set up behind a tree in a landscape painting in order to make it appear as part of a painting rather than a photograph. In other words, the action of creating a new world, not just an expression through photo taking, gives life to ‘reproduction’ that reveals the reality, one of the most primitive roles of art.



▲ Mirage #4_Silk Road, Ink on paper, 119x186cm, 2011



In addition, the <Mirage> series wherein Lee installed a canvas in the middle of a desert and took pictures shows the ‘reenactment’ of creating surrealistic scenes as if there is an oasis even though there is actually nothing in the desert. His artistic world of installing a large canvas for photo shooting can be defined as a series of works called ‘Photo-act project’ or ‘Art-act project’, which focuses on reminding viewers of the roles and essence of art while representing the efforts of exploration by Lee into the media of photographs.





Lee also held private exhibitions at other renowned places such as Yossi Milo Gallery, Sungkok Art Museum, and Savina Museum of Contemporary Art. His works are displayed at distinguished local and global museums including, but not limited to, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, which is well-known for its historic collections of photographs, J. Paul Getty Museum, Rijks Museum Amsterdam, National Gallery of Victoria, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, and Seoul Museum of Art.





His ‘Player Project’ -- wherein athletes of the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics stood in front of the canvas -- also drew a lot of attention. Lee keeps expanding his artistic horizon through diverse projects other than exhibition such as ‘Awakening the Senses’, a public campaign of the Korean Teachers’ Credit Union, and ‘Vine Project’, a collaborative work with Chateau Laroque.

 

 

 


<Exhibition Overview>

Sindoh Cultural Space <Lee Myeong-ho Solo Exhibition>


Place: Sindoh Cultural Space (3, Seongsui-ro 24-gil, Seongdong-gu, Seoul)

Date: 2019.2.19 Tue ~ 2019.4.25 Thu

Opening Hours: 10:00 am ~ 5:00 pm (Closed on weekend, public holidays)



 


Myoung Ho Lee (b. 1975)


[Education]


Department of Photography, College of Arts & Graduate School, Chung-Ang University, Seoul, Korea


[Selected Solo Exhibitions]


2018 <Nothing, But> Gallery Hyundai, Seoul, Korea

2017 <Camera Obscura, Camera Lucida and The Between or The Beyond> SMCA, Seoul, Korea

<Tree…> Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, USA

2014 <Photography-Act Project Myoung Ho Lee>, 798 Photography Gallery, Beijing, China

2013 <Camera Obscura, Camera Lucida…>, Gallery Hyundai, Seoul, Korea

2010 <Photography-Act Project>, Sungkok Art Museum, Seoul, Korea

2009 <Tree>, Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, USA


[Selected Group Exhibitions]


2018 <NGV Triennial 2018>, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia

2017 <Visions of Nature>, Kunst Haus Wien, Vienna, Austria

2016 <As the Moon Waxes and Wanes: MMCA 30 Years 1986-2016>, MMCA, Gwacheon, Korea

2015 <No Boundaries, Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival>, Brookfield Place, Toronto, Canada

2014 <Horizontes, Encuentros Abiertos-Festival de la Luz>, Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina

2013 <Constructed Visions: New Media from Korea>, Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena, USA

2012 <A Change of Décor, The Festival Images>, Vevey, Switzerland

2011 <In Focus: The Tree>, The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, USA

2010 <Une Seconde Nature, Transphotographiques>, Palais Rameau, Lille, France

2009 <Landskab, Fototriennale.아>, Brandts Museet for Fotokunst, Odense, Denmark

2008 <Young Portfolio Acquisitions 2008>, Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts, Kiyosato, Japan


[Selected Careers]


2018-  Appointed as Honorary Ambassador from National Research Institute of Cultural Heritage, Korea

2017-  Appointed as Honorary Ambassador from Leica, Korea

2011-18  Served as a Professor at Department of Photography & Motion-Picture, Kyungil University, Korea


[Selected Collections]


Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris, France

Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts, Kiyosato, Japan

Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Salta, Argentina

National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia

National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea

The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, USA

The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow, Russia


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