“Kwak Duck-Jun: The Paintings of the 1960s”

The National Museum of Art, Osaka

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Born in Kyoto in 1937, Kwak, a Korean national residing in Japan, has consistently explored a variety of experimental expressions from the 1960s to the present, woring across a range of painting, photography, print making, performance and film. From his early Object Paintings, made of plaster, to the important President Series, and the recent Meaningless Series, this exhibition traces Kwak’s unique approach through a group of works from the museum collection. With a special focus on Kwak’s early work from the 1960’s this exhibition highlights how for the artist in his 20s, having suffered severe illness and facing various conflicts as a Korean in Japan, painting was a means of survival,

[Related Events]
Lecture “The Path I Have Traveled”
Date: 22nd February(Sat) 14:00-
Venue: B1F Lecture Hall
Speaker: Kwak Duck-Jum
Admission: Free

Lecture “The World of Kwak Duck-Jum”
Date: 12th April(Sat) 14:00-
Venue: B1F Lecture Hall
Speaker: Masahiro Yasugi(Head Researcher of The National Museum of Art, Osaka)
Admission: Free

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from February 01, 2014 at 10:00 to May 11, 2014 at 17:00

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Kwak Duck-Jum et al.

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