I discovered the art of Chun Kwang Young at Art Brussels this year. I liked it at lot. So when I learned about his solo expo in Villa Empain, a place I also fancied to visit, it was a no brainer: I had to go. Last week, I finally did.
Exposition Chun Kwang Young
What’s that!? Well, these are tiny triangular packets of hanji. Chun Kwang Young is from South Korea, and hanji is a paper using mulberry bark that has been produced in Korea since the ninth century for packaging, writing, printmaking, insulation, and to hold medicine (thank you exhibition guide ;-).
Damn the man must have a lot of patient, but the result is really beautiful!
Villa Empain & exhibition Mondialité
Also very beautiful is the 1930’s villa itself, where you wander through while looking at the other exhibition, Mondialité.
It’s a very diverse group show, I appreciated especially the paintings of Wilfredo Lam and Walter Price. But I also won’t forget the people with an old dive helmet easily, nor the big pink book. And that butt-ugly silver curtain in the bedroom.
Have I already mentioned that Villa Empain has a “little” swimming pool?
Exhibitions Chun Kwang Young & Mondialité : until August 27
Villa Empain, Franklin Rooseveltlaan 67, 1050 Brussel
Info on the Villa Empain website.