Felix Gonzalez-Torres: Double

On view startin today at Plateau, Samsung Museum of Art in Seoul, Korea, a solo exhibition of Felix Gonzalez-Torres, entitled Double. This exhibition examines the broad spectrum of Gonzalez-Torres’s oeuvre with particular emphasis on the malleable nature of his works, demonstrating how their meaning, as much as the form, can shift as the architectural, social, and curatorial landscapes change. The exhibition will also be on view at the sister museum Leeum, as well as multiple locations throughout the city of Seoul, and will also be on view prior to and following the opening of the Gwangju Biennale on September 7th. Felix Gonzalez-Torres, who died at the early age of 38 in 1996, is considered one of the most influential artists of his generation. Using everyday objects such as mirrors, clocks, puzzles, candies and paper stacks, Gonzalez-Torres’s oeuvre more profoundly examined the “public” function of art, while presenting strictly private contemplations on love and the fragility of life. Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Double, will be open until September 28, 2012 at Plateau, Samsung Museum of Art, Samsung Life Insurance Building Taepyeongno2-Ga, Jung-Gu, Seoul, Korea