Installation View. Yeesookyung Studio

The Very Best Statue Kyiv, Ukraine

The Very Best Statue Taipei, Taiwan

The Very Best Statue Echigo, Japan

The Very Best Statue Anyang City, Korea

The Very Best Statue Liverpool, UK

The Very Best Statue survey sheet 3-1

The Very Best Statue survey sheet 3-2

The Very Best Statue survey sheet 3-3

The Very Best Statue (2006-on going)

 

I disassembled images of Confucius, Lao-tzu, the Virgin Mary, Jesus, Buddha, and Ganesh into categorized parts and colors. I presented these in the form of a questionnaire to residents in Japan, Korea, the UK, Ukraine and Taiwan. People filled out the questionnaire on which detail was the most suitable for The Very Best Statue. From the results, 5 of The Very Best Statues were produced, representing each place. The project was funded by each local community, and from this I crafted two statues – one I drew, and the other was installed in a public location. I will continue until I reach a count of 12 of The Very Best Statues.

 

가장 멋진 조각상 (2006-현재 진행 중)

 

나는 공자, 노자, 성모 마리아, 예수, 부처, 가네샤의 이미지들을 분해하여 인체의 각 부분과 색깔 별로 분류한 다음, 이에 대한 설문지를 제작해 일본, 한국, 영국 우크라이나, 대만에 거주하는 주민들에게 설문 조사를 실시했다. 각 지역의 주민들은 어떤 부분과 색깔이 가장 멋진 조각상 에 어울리는지에 대한 질문에 답을 해주었고 그 결과 각 지역을 대표하는 5개의 가장 멋진 조각상 이 제작되었다. 이 프로젝트는 지역사회의 후원으로 진행되었으며, 이를 통해 각 지역마다 두 개의 조각상이 제작 되어 그 중 하나는 나의 스튜디오에 보관되었고, 다른 하나는 그 지역의 공공장소에 설치 되었다. 이 프로젝트는 12개의 가장 멋진 조각상 이 완성될 때까지 계속된다.

 

Installation View. Yeesookyung Studio 

2010

ⓒYeesookyung

 

The Very Best Statue Kyiv, Ukraine

2012

Poly resin, fabric, mixed object

88x67x45cm

Collection of Mystetskyi Arsenal, Kyiv, Ukraine

Courtesy of the artist

Photo: Shin Ohseok ⓒYeesookyung

 

Exhibition history

Paradox of Place: Contemporary Korean Art, Seattle Asian Art Museum, Seattle, USA, 2014

Korea Artist Prize, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Korea, 2012

Arsenale: First International Biennale of Contemporary Art in Ukraine 2012, Mystetskyi Arsenal, Kyiv, Ukraine, 2012

 

The Very Best Statue Taipei, Taiwan

2015

3D print Polyamide

62x20x20cm

Courtesy of the artist

ⓒMuseum of Contemporary Art, Taipei, Taiwan

 

Exhibition history

When I become you, Yeesookyung in Taipei, Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei, Taiwan, 2015

 

The Very Best Statue Echigo, Japan

2006

Color on poly resin

190x65x60cm

Courtesy of the artist

ⓒEchigo-Tsumari Art Triennial

 

Exhibition history

Countdown, Culture Station Seoul 284, Seoul, Korea, 2011

Paradise Hormone, Mongin Art Center, Seoul, Korea, 2009

Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial, Echigo-Tsumari, Japan, 2006

 

The Very Best Statue Anyang City, Korea

2008

Color on poly resin,

185x160x60cm

Courtesy of the artist

Photo: Kim Woo-il ⓒYeesookyung

 

Exhibition history

Countdown, Culture Station Seoul 284, Seoul, Korea, 2011

Paradise Hormone, Mongin Art Center, Seoul, Korea, 2009

 

The Very Best Statue Liverpool, UK

2008

Color on poly resin

195x95x60cm

Courtesy of the artist

Photo: Shin Ohseok ⓒYeesookyung

 

Exhibition history

oblique strategies, Kukje Gallery, Seoul, Korea, 2010

Countdown, Culture Station Seoul 284, Seoul, Korea, 2009

 A Foundation- Fantasy Studio, Liverpool biennale, Liverpool, UK, 2008

 

The Very Best Statue survey sheet 3-1

2006

Courtesy of the artist

ⓒYeesookyung

 

The Very Best Statue survey sheet 3-2

2006

Courtesy of the artist

ⓒYeesookyung

 

The Very Best Statue survey sheet 3-3

2006

Courtesy of the artist

ⓒYeesookyung