Suki Seokyeong Kang, 1977, lives in Seoul, Korea
Suki Seokyeong Kang - Winner of 2018
Suki Seokyeong Kang’s installation brings together a set of abstract sculptures, which deploy different materials – metal and wool – as well as playing with shapes and colors. These works are based on the transposition into a visual language of Jeongganbo, a traditional Korean system of musical notation. There, rectangular cells are organized on a grid, inscribed with rules regarding pitch and length of tones. Of particular interest is the way in which the artist exploits her understanding of rhythm to explore the interaction between her works and the movement of the audience in space, thereby provoking a physical approach to the sculptures.
The works will officially be presented to MUDAM, Musée d'Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxemburg, in addition to the Baloise Art Prize 2018.
Marie-Noëlle Farcy, Curator/Head of Collection, MUDAM, Luxembourg; Gabriele Knapstein, Head of Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart, Nationalgalerie Berlin; Martin Hatebur, Chairman Basler Kunstverein/Kunsthalle Basel; Philippe Pirotte, Rector Städelschule Frankfurt and Martin Schwander, Fine Art Advisor of Baloise, Chairman of the jury.