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"Koo Jeong-a: A Solo Exhibition"
2003-11-01 until 2003-12-06
TRANS area
New York, NY, USA United States of America

TRANS>area is pleased to announce the first solo exhibition of Koo Jeong-a in New York City. This exhibition is in conjunction with Yvon Lambert, New York. Jeong-a will be living and working at TRANS>area for two weeks before the exhibition opens; her project at TRANS>area entails the concept of home as a point of departure. Koo Jeong-a will transform Yvon Lambert Gallery into an environment of her own making. Following her own logic, she creates a world of seeming fragility and silence, yet also one of great intensity. The installation is the result of a period of intense concentration and preparation, and her intentions are everywhere, both obvious and hidden in a sense of quiet chaos.

about the artist’s practice-

Jeong-a incorporates accumulations of commonplace, everyday materials in her subtle, landscape-like installations such as aspirin, pencils, garbage, and coins. However, the banality of these objects is transformed in Jeong-a’s installations as dream-like, poetic structures, and sublime experiences. Daniel Birnbaum writes on the artist’s practice:

“Koo Jeong-a's work addresses the inaccessible, the sometimes nearly invisible. She intervenes in already existing spaces and adjusts the world of mass-produced objects with an extremely delicate touch. It is perhaps not so much about the things themselves, but about the awareness that arises through contact with them. The small adjustments upset our stale, mechanical expectations, and suddenly these everyday objects are seen in a new light.”

Daniel Birnbaum, “Manic Miniature: Koo Jeong-a at Prästgarden,” 2001

about the artist>

Koo Jeong-a will have a solo exhibition at Centre Georges Pompidou in the spring of 2004 and was a finalist for The Hugo Boss Prize 2002. She is also part of the inaugural exhibition of the Mori Art Center in Tokyo opening in October 2003. She has had solo shows at Moderna Museet Projekt, CCA Kitakyushu Project Gallery and at Yvon Lambert, Paris. She was included in the Liverpool, Kwangju and Venice Biennales and in group shows at the Walker Art Center, Art32 Basel, Stichting de Appel, ICA Boston and Musée d’Histoire de la Ville de Luxembourg.

about TRANSarea

TRANS>area is a non-profit space in Chelsea, New York City. TRANS>area offers first solo exhibitions to artists. The program of TRANS>area is sponsored by The Andy Warhol Foundation.

about Yvon Lambert, New York

Yvon Lambert, who has had a gallery in Paris since 1967, recently opened a space in New York’s Chelsea gallery district. Yvon Lambert New York represents , Mircea Cantor, Koo Jeong-a, Joan Jonas, Thierry Kuntzel, Bertrand Lavier, Claude Lévêque, Melik Ohanian, Ross Sinclair, Vibeke Tandberg, Salla Tykkä, Mark Wallinger and Cerith Wyn Evans

Koo Jeong-a
Installation at Art Pace

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