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    Sale 2836

    Two in One; Contemporary Art from Witte de With & de Appel

    20 May 2009, Amsterdam

  • Lot 126

    YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES (KOREAN & AMERICAN, Founded 1999)

    THIS IS NOT A JOKE

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    YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES (KOREAN & AMERICAN, Founded 1999)
    THIS IS NOT A JOKE
    stamped with the artist's stamp and dated '2009' (on the reverse)
    jet-ink on paper
    30 x 21 cm.
    Executed in 2009. This work is unique.


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    YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES is a two-artist collective based in Seoul, South Korea. In 1999 Young-Hae ChanG received a Ph.D. in aesthetics from the University of Paris. Marc Voge is an American poet based in Seoul. Their art is commonly classified as Web-art and is characterized by fast-moving, text-based animation composed in Macromedia Flash. A mix of animated red or black and white typography, a monochromatic background, jazz music and humour is the basis for their complex and evocative stories. These narratives offer compelling stories about sex, violence, alienation, identities and ideologies. Often politically pointed, their art questions the essence of human life. The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, for its contribution to Online Art, recognized the work of the two artists composing the YHCHI. In 2001 the two artists were awarded a grant from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grants. YOUNG-HAE-CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES had exhibitions, amongst which The first at Moderna: YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES, Moderna Museet, Stockholm (2007), Playback, Muse d'Art Moderne de la ville de Paris, MAM/ARC Paris (2007), 10th Istanbul Biennial (2007), 27th São Paulo Biennial (2006), Building the Unthinkable, Apexart, New York (2004), 50th Venice Biennial (2003). Their work was exhibited in de Appel in 2003 (Demirrorized Zone).

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