Venice - Exhibition

Yun Hyong-keun: A retrospective

Palazzo Fortuny

11 May 201924 Nov 2019

In collaboration with National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MMCA), Seoul, Palazzo Fortuny presents Yun Hyong-keun‘s first retrospective in Europe. Marked by his country’s troubled history, Yun was one of the most important post-World War II Korean artists. He was repeatedly imprisoned for his freedom of expression. In 1950, he miraculously escaped a group execution by firing squad as one of the only 5 survivors out of forty companions.

Yun’s artistic style developed and became remarkable in the first half of the 1970s with his use of the very dark shade of pigment and a combination of ultramarine blue and burnt umber, spreading with a large brush in highly diluted successive layers that gradually impregnated the raw canvas, which is in particular harmony with the land and water of Venice.

  • Yun Hyong-keun Burnt Umber and Ultramarine, 1973, Image Courtesy of MMCA CollectionYun Hyong-keun Burnt Umber and Ultramarine, 1973, Image Courtesy of MMCA Collection

Related Artists

Curators

Kim Inhye

Contacts & Details

OPENING:
mon, wed, thu, fri, sat, sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

CLOSING DAYS:
tue

ADMISSION:
Ticket

ESTABLISHED:
1975

OWNER/DIRECTOR:
Belli Gabriella


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ADDRESS:
Campo San Beneto, 3780, San Marco Venice, 30124 Italy