Saturday, May 17, 2008

I thought I was bringing this trip to an end...

but it seems that after my show, which is to mark the end of my living-stint in korea, i have so much more to do.

i went to visit the gifts n acquisitions dept at yonsei-severance hospital to find out where i would be displaying my work. in order for me to start the project i need to know how large i need to make it. i was told that some areas were "reserved" and that other artists have purchased the areas. i figured that would limit my options greatly. i told them that i had two spaces in mind.

the first spot was in the lobby. to the right. above the escalators going down to the ER. a bit ambitious i admit. the 4.5m x 3.5m was...available. my heart jumped because i had my spot. but what was a great surprise to me was when they asked me where i wanted my second piece. 2 spots?!!? nice!

the second spot would be in the VIP suites. i didn't want to be in any one room because that would limit people from viewing my work. so i chose a blank wall in the hallway. this area measures approx 1.5m x 1m.


two big projects.

but a friend called the other day. she is a curator for Cais Gallery. she told me about how she took her red sperm to work one day and the director of the gallery said, "you have on too!?"
one thing led to another and my friend yoo-sun is asking me to send her my portfolio!

what's this mean? another show? i'm supposed to leave in july after all. i have to present my thesis in june, finish two large scale projects and have another show? but apparently, the director is interested in purchasing some work or selling some work or something.

i told my mom i might be coming home a bit later.

7 Comments:

At May 18, 2008 at 3:47 PM , Anonymous adam said...

holy crap! this is so awesome bro! cant wait to see what yer gonna make for the hospital

 
At May 18, 2008 at 6:41 PM , Blogger don't call me chuck woolery... said...

hey joe, congratulations! this is all very exciting news, but does this mean that your return to the states will be postponed (indefinitely)???

 
At May 18, 2008 at 7:06 PM , Blogger Joseph Lee said...

thank you thank you...

yeah unfortunately i don't know when i'm coming back. i plan on coming back home for a visit in july for sure though. i just have to play it by ear....again

 
At May 22, 2008 at 2:00 PM , Blogger Zach said...

Congrats as well - looking forward to hanging out when you get back. Give me a buzz...

 
At May 22, 2008 at 2:00 PM , Blogger Zach said...

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At May 23, 2008 at 6:13 AM , Blogger don't call me chuck woolery... said...

joe, once your pieces are "up" at the severance medical center, i would love see the pictures (i'm sure you'll post this on your blog once it happens!)...

again, good job!

 
At May 29, 2008 at 2:54 AM , Blogger yonyonson said...

WaaaaaaaaaaaaWonderful! =)

 

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