Lisson Gallery at Frieze Seoul 2023
1 August 2023
Lisson Gallery is delighted to return to Frieze Seoul for the fair’s second edition with a presentation of new and historical painting, sculpture and works on paper by its artists. Alongside a monumental Time Waterfall by Tatsuo Miyajima, large-scale sculpture by Anish Kapoor and curved canvas paintings by Joanna Pousette-Dart, highlights include work by Cory Arcangel, Tony Cragg, Sarah Cunningham, Ryan Gander, Hugh Hayden, Christopher Le Brun, Jason Martin, Haroon Mirza, Otobong Nkanga, Julian Opie, Laure Prouvost, Wael Shawky, Cheyney Thompson and more.
Tatsuo Miyajima first presented Time Waterfall in 2016 as a light installation spanning the entire façade of Hong Kong’s iconic 490-metre-tall International Commerce Centre. Continuing the series, Time Waterfall-panel #10 (2018) comprises panels of LED counters or ‘gadgets’, across which the numbers 9 to 1 appear and cascade downward at varying sizes and speeds. Grounded in the teachings of Buddhism, the waterfalls series expands on Miyajima’s core artistic concepts of continual change and connection.
Julian Opie’s various ‘walkers’ series have captured groups of pedestrians on the streets of cities across the world including Seoul, London and New York. Groups and pairs of walking figures are presented here both statically in paint on metal works, and moving through continuously looping LED screen animations. Most recently shown in a solo exhibition by Opie that inaugurated Lisson Gallery’s first permanent space in Beijing (19 November 2022 – 1 April 2023), two life-sized figures in polished stainless steel can be found reclining on the booth’s floor. Further highlights from the presentation include a work from Anish Kapoor’s continued series of highly reflective, wall-based mirrors, and a new painting by Joanna Pousette-Dart which sees curvilinear swathes of warm colour mimic the form of its canvas.
Ahead of a solo exhibition with Lisson Gallery London in 2024, the gallery is pleased to show the woven textile work Altered Life (2023) by Otobong Nkanga, whose practice examines the complex social, political, and material relationships between bodies, territories, minerals and the earth. Lisson also presents work by Sarah Cunningham in South Korea for the first time, presenting her 2023 oil on linen painting Midnight Sun.
Following ambitious installations at Atelier Hermès in Seoul and at the Busan Biennale, both in 2022, Laure Prouvost presents a work from her Narrative painting series along with 3 small-scale works on paper based around the octopus – a creature who thinks through touch and who has become a recurring motif in Prouvost’s recent work on themes of migration and inter-generational communication.
Cory Arcangel’s ~3.2023.003~2x1.2~E6 (2023) mines the structural language of technology, taking aluminium as both its subject and form. In keeping with Arcangel’s semi-archeological practice, the work ties in references to computers and design, with ideas about obsolescence and consumption of raw and digital technologies mediated through the work’s three tiers of anodized, raw and powder-coated aluminium finishes.
Running concurrently with the fair, Lisson Gallery also presents the off-site group exhibition ‘Time Curve’ across the spaces of EUM The Place in Seoul’s Bukchon area.
Find further information on Frieze Seoul here.
Shown here: Tatsuo Miyajima, Time Waterfall-panel #10, 2018, Computer graphics, LED display, 336 x 64 x 32 cm, 132 1/4 x 25 1/4 x 12 5/8 in © Tatsuo Miyajima, courtesy Lisson Gallery.