A Hit Interview Series With the World’s Leading Contemporary Artists Has Morphed Into a Sprawling Exhibition in Seoul

Brian Calvin, George Condo, KAWS, Rashid Johnson, and Sterling Ruby are some of the artists featured in the show.

Installation view of
Installation view of "Reflections," 2019. Courtesy of Gana Art.

A few years back, the filmmaker Matt Black began releasing a series of video interviews with leading contemporary artists—Dustin Yellin, Jeff Koons, and Taryn Simon were just a few of his subjects. Black’s resulting mini-films were surprisingly casual and intimate, with artists sharing childhood memories and personal impressions of their own trajectories and speaking openly about what they each saw as the emerging trends in contemporary art.

A remarkable document on the state of the art world,  21 of these conversations made their way to the page in Reflections, a compilation published by Assouline in 2017. Now, once more, these conversations are taking new form, this time in the exhibition “Reflections,” currently on view at Seoul’s Gana Art. 

Curated with Black, the exhibition takes the interviews as its jumping off point and features artists Brian Calvin, Gary Simmons, George Condo, KAWS, Rashid Johnson, Sterling Ruby, and numerous others with whom Black has spoken. The 34-artist exhibition has also pulled into the conversation a few prominent artists from the Korean art scene, including Seung Woo Back, Eddie Kang, and Shan Hur. The unique exhibition is a sprawling and dazzlingly varied look at contemporary art practice, with each artist presenting an individual point of view. 

See images of “Reflections” below.

Installation view of "Reflections," 2019. Courtesy of Gana Art.

Installation view of “Reflections,” 2019. Courtesy of Gana Art.

Installation view of "Reflections," 2019. Courtesy of Gana Art.

Installation view of “Reflections,” 2019. Courtesy of Gana Art.

Installation view of "Reflections," 2019. Courtesy of Gana Art.

Installation view of “Reflections,” 2019. Courtesy of Gana Art.

Installation view of "Reflections," 2019. Courtesy of Gana Art.

Installation view of “Reflections,” 2019. Courtesy of Gana Art.

Installation view of "Reflections," 2019. Courtesy of Gana Art.

Installation view of “Reflections,” 2019. Courtesy of Gana Art.

Installation view of "Reflections," 2019. Courtesy of Gana Art.

Installation view of “Reflections,” 2019. Courtesy of Gana Art.

Reflections,” is on view at Gana Art through January 5, 2020.


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