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Title: Sun-cheol KWUN: The Gaze
Time: February 16 (Tue.) ~ May 22 (Sun.), 2016 (97 days)
Venues: Gallery 2, 3 & Sunken Garden
Works on Show: Approximately 200 pieces including paintings (watercolors, oils, drawings), sculptures (terracotta), and installations

The Daegu Art Museum presents Sun-cheol KWUN: The Gaze, an exhibition featuring local artist Sun-cheol KWUN as the first exhibition of 2016. KWUN was born in Changwon in 1944 and grew up in the Daegu Gyeongbuk region. His works highlight the hidden side of modern and contemporary Korean history through the trauma of losing his father and uncle during the Korean War as a child. He has established his own distinctive artistic idioms while addressing minjung(the people), a term that has been the source of multiple narratives in contemporary Korean history.
The exhibition features a wide range of his works from his early study works (1954) to his new pieces (2015) for the sake of offering a comprehensive overview of his art and life spanning 60 years. The exhibition encompasses an extended arena of mediums including not only his main genre of painting but also sculpture (terra-cotta) and even installation, in particular shedding light on the gaze toward his times with his serial magnum opus such as The Face, The Soul, and The Body, all of which are intended to represent the joys and sorrows of the Korean people, transcending his personal agony.
This exhibition was designed to focus on the historical context and development we have overlooked in our daily lives and provide an opportunity to hark back to unrevealed aspects of modern and contemporary history. It is intended to assume a monumental role as a forum for bilateral communication and healing where viewers can share regionality.
Curator Talk
1)The Backbone of Sun-cheol KWUN’s Work – Korean Things, In Search of the Basics
3:00 pm, Wednesday, March 16, 2016
2) Reading Sun-cheol KWUN’s Work from the Artist’s Perspective
3:00 pm, Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Artist Talk : 3:00 pm, Saturday, May 7, 2016
Part 1: Talk with the Artist
Part 2: Time for Croquis (An event in which a citizen becomes a model and can possess a completed work)

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