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GALLERY: Mark Bradford finishes installation

2 Sep

Although Mark Bradford’s massive canvas, Kingdom Day, went up on the wall last week, he finished work on it yesterday. It’s quite impressive.

I caught up with him while he was “cleaning” it.  Along with his assistant, he meticulously went over the whole canvas by hand, using rags soaked in a cleaner mixed with a plastic varnish substance.  This serves the purpose of getting all the dust and grime off the surface (don’t forget that he creates collages from found paper from the streets of South Central Los Angeles) while also coating it with a protective covering to preserve it for the future.

Check out the photos below:

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GALLERY: Media City Seoul installation part 2

1 Sep

Installation continues at Seoul Museum of Art in anticipation of this weekend’s VIP/Press preview and Monday’s public opening.  It’s interesting to see the progress of various galleries in the museum.

Nearly all the photography installations are up, and lighting adjustments are underway to ensure the best conditions for viewing.  Installation pieces, such as those by Izumi Taro, Xijing Men, and Mark Bradford’s painting are in a constant state of progress.  Izumi’s installation, which documents his life in Seoul over the course of 10 days, is of particular note in this regard.  Sumitomo Fumihiko, a curator for the exhibition, said that the piece will be under constant transformation and revision up until the VIP/Press opening on Saturday.

Video works are mostly waiting for projectors, screens, TV displays, to be installed and set up by the installation staff.  I presume these will be the last pieces to be finished before the opening.

Find photos below of Shilpa Gupta’s Singing Cloud and Untitled, Izumi Taro’s installation piece, Xijing Men’s piece, Yangachi’s video installation, and the structure that will house the first stage of Blast Theory’s interactive piece, Ulrike and Eamon Compliant.

Enjoy!

PHOTOS: Mark Bradford at Media City Seoul

30 Aug

With under a week to go until the opening of Media City Seoul 2010, the participating artists have begun to arrive in earnest.  Today saw Blast Theory and Mark Bradford join the ranks of those already here to install their work.

Bradford’s piece, which was unloaded from the crate today, is a massive canvas, 12.2 x 3 meters in size (proportionate in size with the artist himself, who towers over the average Korean citizen, at well over six feet tall).  Photos are below from the first stage of installation.

As an aside, Bradford may be continuing to work on the piece over the next few days: “I won’t know if it’s finished until I see it up on the wall.”  We’re looking forward to seeing what the final outcome will be like.

Mark Bradford (left) monitors the unpacking of his new work, "Kingdom Day," to be shown at Media City Seoul 2010

Art handlers lift Bradford’s massive rolled canvas from its crate

Try this on for size: this is what 12.2 meters looks like on a wall

Along with his canvas, Mark Bradford shipped a box full of “found paper,” some of which will be used to complete his piece for Media City Seoul 2010

“Mark Bradford -equipment-” … the red marker means it’s official