Translated Vase_Thousand

Translated Vase_Thousand (detail)

Translated Vase_2012 TVG 1

Translated Vase_2009 TVG 1

Translated Vase_2015 TVGW 3

Translated Vase_2012  TVW The Moon 1

Translated Vase_The Other Side of the Moon_2014 TVB 2

    Translated Vase_2014 TVW 2 (left), Translated Vase_2014 TVWG 1(right)

Translated Vase_2009 TVW 5

Translated Vase_2008 TVW 2

Translated Vase_2007 TVW 5

Translated Vase_2007 TVW 5 (detail)

Translated Vase_2009 TVW 1

Translated Vase_2009 TVW 2

Translated Vase_2009

Translated Vase_2009 (detail)

Translated Vase (2002-ongoing)

 

The Translated Vase series consists of sculptures reconstructed from discarded ceramic fragments. Skillful ceramic masters reproduce traditional Korean ceramics, and the vases with minor defects are destroyed to keep the rarity and value of the surviving masterpieces. I piece these destroyed pots back together in the manner of three-dimensional jigsaw puzzles, covering the cracks in gold. From the moment of destruction, I obtain a chance to intervene and fabricate new narratives with my own translation.

 

번역된 도자기 (2002-현재 진행 중)

 

번역된 도자기 는 버려진 도자기 파편으로 만들어진 작품이다. 한국의 도자 장인들은 한국 전통 도자기를 재현하면서 작품의 희소성과 최고의 가치를 유지 하기 위해, 완성된 도자기에서 작은 결점이라도 발견되면 그 도자기를 파기해버린다. 그렇게 생겨난 부서진 도자기 파편들을 입체 퍼즐 조각처럼 맞추고, 파편들 사이의 틈을 금으로 덮어 제작한 이 작품에서 나는 도자기가 부서진 순간부터 작품에 개입 할 수 있는 기회를 얻게 되고, 나의 번역과 해석에 의해 새로운 이야기와 의미를 담은 작품이 완성된다.

Translated Vase_Thousand

2012

Ceramic shards, epoxy, 24K gold leaf

Dimensions variable

Installation view. Constellation Gemini, Korea Artist Prize, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea

ⓒ National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea

 

Exhibition history

Paradox of Place: Contemporary Korean Art, Seattle Asian Art Museum, Seattle, USA, 2015

When I Become You, Daegu Art Museum, Daegu, Korea, 2015

Encounters 2014, Art Basel Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 2014

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

 

Translated Vase_Thousand, 2012 (detail)

 

Translated Vase_2012 TVG 1

2012

Ceramic shards, aluminum bars, epoxy, 24K gold leaf

157x88x93cm

Courtesy of the artist

Photo: Keith Park ⓒYeesookyung

 

Exhibition history

When I Become You, Daegu Art Museum, Daegu, Korea, 2015

Busan Biennale: Inhabiting the World, Busan Museum of Art, Busan, Korea, 2014

K-P.O.P.─Korean Contemporary Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei, Taiwan, 2014 

La Route Bleue, Fondation Boghossian, Bruxelles, Belgium, 2013

Yeesookyung, Sindoh Art Gallery, Seoul, Korea, 2012

 

Translated Vase_2009 TVG 1
2009                                                          

Ceramic shards, aluminum bars, epoxy resin, 24K gold leaf

122x84x81cm 

Courtesy of the artist

Photo: Keith Park ⓒYeesookyung

 

Exhibition history

When I Become You, Daegu Art Museum, Daegu, Korea, 2015

K-P.O.P.─Korean Contemporary Art, Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei, Taiwan, 2014 

Busan Biennale: Inhabiting the World, Busan Museum of Art, Busan, Korea, 2014

Translated Koryo Celadon, Haegang Ceramics Museum, Ichon, Korea, 2009

 

Translated Vase_2015 TVGW 3

2015

Ceramic shards, epoxy, 24K gold leaf

130x105x105cm

Courtesy of the artist

Photo: Kwack Gongshin ⓒYeesookyung

Exhibition history

Born in Flames : Korean Ceramics from the National Museum of Korea, The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia, 2016

Earth, Fire, Soul -Masterpieces of Korean Ceramics, Salon d'Honneur at the Grand Palais, Paris, France, 2016

 

Translated Vase_2012 TVW The Moon 1

2012

Ceramic shards, epoxy, 24K gold leaf

155x155x155cm

Collection of Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea

Courtesy of Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea

ⓒGallery HYUNDAI

 

Exhibition history

Sydney Biennale, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia, 2012

 

Translated Vase_The Other Side of the Moon_2014 TVB 2

2014

Ceramic shards from North Korea, epoxy, 24K gold leaf

138x143x141cm

Collection of Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea

Courtesy of Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea

ⓒLeeum, Samsung Museum of art, Photographed by Yongkwan Kim

 

Exhibition history

Beyond and Between, Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea, 2014

 

2014 The Other Side of The Moon

 

The Other Side of The Moon is one of the works inside the Translated Vase series. The black-glazed ceramic fragments from Hoiryeong in North Korea were used in this work. These black-glazed ceramics were mainly made in the Northern part of the Korean peninsula during the Japanese occupation period. Dark Side of the Moon is exhibited in the Leeum Museum opposite the Joseon white Moon jar. Nobody really knows what the other side of the Moon is like and this piece is my musing on the unknown reality of North Korea.

 

2014 달의 이면

 

달의 이면은 번역된 도자기 시리즈에 속한 작품으로, 북한 회령의 흑유 도자 파편이 작품에 사용되었다. 흑유 도자기는 일제강점기에 한반도 북부 지역에서 주로 생산되었으며, 달의 이면은 리움에서 조선 달 항아리의 맞은편에 전시 되었다. 이 작품은 아무도 달의 이면을 모르는 것처럼, 알려지지 않은 북한의 실제 모습에 대한 나의 사색이 담겨있다.

 

Translated Vase_2014 TVW 2(left)

2014

Ceramic shards, epoxy, 24K gold leaf

220x110x100cm

Courtesy of the artist and Locks gallery, Philadelphia, USA

ⓒSFO Museum, San Francisco, USA

 

Exhibition history

Yeesookyung: Contemporary Korean Sculpture, Asia Society Texas Center, Houston, USA, 2014

Dual Natures in Ceramics, SFO Museum, San Francisco, USA, 2014

 

Translated Vase_2014 TVWG 1(right)

2014

Ceramic shards, epoxy, 24K gold leaf

92x70x156cm

Courtesy of the artist and Locks gallery, Philadelphia, USA

ⓒSFO Museum, San Francisco, USA

 

Exhibition history

Reshaping Tradition: Contemporary Ceramics from East Asia, USC Pacific Asian Museum, Pasadena, USA, 2015

The meaning of time, Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, USA, 2014

Dual Natures in Ceramics, SFO Museum, San Francisco, USA, 2014

 

Translated Vase_2009 TVW 5

2009

Ceramic shards, epoxy, 24K gold leaf

170x80x85cm

Collection of Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence, USA

Courtesy of Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence, USA

ⓒMuseum Schloß Oranienbaum, Dessau, Germany

 

Exhibition history

Korean Eye, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK, 2012

Yee Sookyung im Scholoss Oranienbaum, Museum Schloß Oranienbaum, Dessau, Germany, 2009

Earth Wind &Fire, Ilmin Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea, 2007

 

Translated Vase_2008 TVW 2

2008

Ceramic shards, epoxy, 24K gold leaf

160x90x90cm

Collection of Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea

Courtesy of Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea

ⓒMuseum Schloß Oranienbaum, Dessau, Germany

 

Exhibition history

The Collectors Show: Weight of History, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore, 2013

Korean Eye, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK, 2012

Yee Sookyung im Scholoss Oranienbaum, Museum Schloß Oranienbaum, Dessau, Germany, 2009

Earth Wind &Fire, Ilmin Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea, 2007

 

Translated Vase_2007 TVW 5

2007

Ceramic shards, epoxy, 24K gold leaf

120x210x95cm

Collection of National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea

Courtesy of National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea

Photo: Kim Sangtae ⓒYeesookyung

 

Exhibition history

Korean Eye, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK, 2012

Tell Me Tell Me, National Art School Gallery, Sydney, Australia. Travelled to: National Museum of Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Korea 2011

Yee Sookyung im Scholoss Oranienbaum, Museum Schloß Oranienbaum, Dessau, Germany, 2009

To have or to be, Farmleigh Gallery, Dublin, Ireland / Palacio Galveias, Lisbon, Portugal, 2008

Earth Wind & Fire, Ilmin Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea, 2007

 

Translated Vase_2007 TVW 5 (detail)

 

Translated Vase_2009 TVW 1

2009

Ceramic shards, epoxy, 24K gold leaf

90x145x135cm

Courtesy of the artist

Photo: Keith Park ⓒYeesookyung

 

Exhibition history

When I Become You, Daegu Art Museum, Daegu, Korea, 2015

Korean Eye, Saatchi gallery, London, UK, 2012   

Vancouver Biennale, Vancouver, Canada, 2009

 

Translated Vase_2009 TVW 2

2009

Ceramic shards, epoxy, 24K gold leaf

60x1105x150cm

Courtesy of the artist

Photo: Keith Park ⓒYeesookyung

 

Exhibition history

When I Become You, Daegu Art Museum, Daegu, Korea, 2015

Jakarta Contemporary Ceramics Biennale, National Gallery of Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia, 2014                                  

La Route Bleue, Fondation Boghossian, Bruxelles, Belgium, 2013

 

Translated Vase_2009

2009

Ceramic shards, epoxy, 24K gold leaf

Dimensions variable

Courtesy of Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo, Japan

ⓒOta Fine Arts, Tokyo, Japan

 

Exhibition history

Niigata Art Festival, Closed school in Niigata, Niigata, Japan, 2015

YeeSookyung, Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo, Japan, 2009

 

Translated Vase_2009 (detail)