Lee Wonho: The Weight of the Vacuum

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Last seen in Japan when he participated in the NACT's 'Next Doors: Contemporary Art in Japan and Korea' exhibition back in 2015, Korean up-and-comer Lee Wonho now presents his first solo show on these shores. Having turned former homeless abodes made of cardboard into installations at 'Next Doors', which questioned generally accepted notions of monetary value, Lee uses 'The Weight of the Vacuum' to make a point about how our values and social regulations are bound to specific contexts. The display consists of a work from his 'White Field' series, made with white chalk powder collected from sidelines at football fields. Lee argues that once removed from the pitch and reassembled in a gallery, it loses its original function and becomes a symbol of malleable mores.


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