GD’s PEACEMINUSONE: “Fantasy for Beauty… Reason for Exhibition”
[OSEN=??? ??] GD commented, “I have this huge fantasy for beautiful things,” explaining the reason for holding the exhibition.
GD was present at the press conference at the Seoul Museum of Art for his exhibition titled “PEACEMINUSONE: Beyond the Stage” on June 8.
GD commented, “When I announced the launch of my exhibition many had questions and curiosity for it. I am a musician and a pop artist. Until now I have been collaborating with various artists in the realm of music to fulfill what I do not have with what they have, which created this positive synergy.”
“I would like to take this opportunity to collaborate with artists across all types of arts and hold an exhibition that cuts across pop culture and art. I would like to be the bridge to introduce domestic artists to the public who are not familiar with art or who find art unapproachable.”
“I still don’t know much about art, but I have this huge fantasy about beauty. Fashion, women, and music. Pretty things make me happy. The exhibition rooted from simple thoughts like these. I hope you all enjoy the exhibition.”
The Seoul Museum of Art will house his exhibition from July 9 to August 23. GD will be in charge of creating a junction between pop culture and contemporary art by collaborating with domestic and foreign artists.
The exhibition cuts across fashion, design and music, led by GD who is deemed as the leader of pop culture. His vision for this culture is expressed by the language of visual art, which moves to a different realm outside of music. He aims to make and do contemporary art more easily while holding an exhibition where a wide range of population can enjoy.
12 artists from South Korea and abroad including Michael Scoggins, Sophie Clements, James Clar, Universal Everything, Quayola, Fabien Verschaere, Society of Architecture, Kwon Oh Sang, Bang & Lee, Park Hyung Geun, Sohn Dong Hyun, and Jin Gi Jong will be displaying their work. GD worked on selecting the artists for one year, while collaborating with them to convey the idea of “PEACEMINUSONE.”
The title “PEACEMINUSONE: Beyond the Stage” is another name for the world that GD imagines—he idealizes PEACE but lives in a world deficient (MINUS) of it. It is the junction (ONE) between reality and the ideal world.
The exhibition displays a total of 200 artwork including sculpture, installation, photographs and painting work that were born from the artistic solidarity formed between GD and the artists. The exhibition will be held overseas as well, going from Seoul to Shanghai, Singapore and more, to be introduced to international audience.
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