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Wild Korea

by Shinyoung Chung

THE BREMEN TOWN MUSICIANS2006-07, foam rubber, fabric, 260 x 210 x 250 cm. Courtesy the artist.

Based in Seoul, 43-year-old artist Gimhongsok is known internationally through his frequent participation in high-profile international biennials like Gwangju, Venice, Taipei, Valencia and Tirana. Yet, due to the range of his practice encompassing sculpture, installation, video and performance works expressing deadpan satirical humor, both his working process and personal style remain enigmatic, earning him "mysterious genius" standing at home. While some works of art scream out their agendas and others…

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