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PROFILES

Hyungkoo Lee

The Man Behind the Helmets

By Iris Moon

HYUNGKOO LEE, Altering Facial Features With Devices - H5 (9.003)

color photograph. 127 x 150 cm. Courtesy of the artist.

At the March opening for "THE OBJECTUALS," Hyungkoo Lee's show at Sungkok Art Museum, no cheese or wine was in sight. Instead, rows of Evian bottles sat on a long table, complementing the antiseptic effect of seven large photographic portraits. Wearing helmets, the sinister characters looked like low-tech astronauts breathing in large doses of helium. Viewers were afraid to touch the…

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