Eija-Liisa Ahtila National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul
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The National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea (MMCA, director Youn Bummo), presents the international contemporary art exhibition, Axis of Horizon.
Centering on the MMCA’s recent acquisitions from across the globe, this exhibition features some 70 works by 17 Korean and overseas artists. The title Axis of Horizon alludes to the various approaches to interpreting nature—acts perceivable as erecting axes on the horizontal plane that is the earth. Exhibited works comprehensively probe the relationship between nature and human beings in social and historical contexts.
The exhibition introduces various contemporary reinterpretations of nature under three themes: “The Whole of Parts,” “The Volume of Phenomena,” and “The Other Side of Places.” “The Whole of Parts” consists of works that provide insight into life itself through partial reflection of nature. Shown for the first time since acquisition is Horizontal-Vaakasuora (2011), a video work by Eija-Liisa Ahtila.