The National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea (MMCA), and Changwon Special City co-present Moon Shin: Towards the Universe, a retrospective commemorating the 100th anniversary of sculptor Moon Shin’s birth, from Thursday, 1 September 2022, to Sunday, 29 January 2023, at MMCA Deoksugung.
The title of the exhibition Towards the Universe is the title Moon gave his diverse forms of sculpture. To the artist, who claimed that “Humans live in reality but dream of an invisible future (universe),” the universe was the “source of life,” an “uncharted territory,” and “home,” that is, something open in all directions. In this sense, the title embodies his pursuit of the source of life and creative energy as well as his challenge-loving attitude, which kept him looking outward rather than sinking inward.
The evolution of Moon’s sculpture does not follow the linear flow of time. Though he did concentrate on certain forms during certain periods, he would also turn his drawings from the 1960s into sculptures of various media and sizes in the 1980s and 1990s. As such, this exhibition largely divides his oeuvre not by chronology but into paintings, sculptures, and architectural work (public art), centering on the sculpture section, which overviews the different variations of form the artist worked with and examines his creative process. Drawing, as a genre of work that allowed his uniquely borderless definition and practice of art to manifest in an intuitive manner, serves as an important medium in connecting the four sections of the exhibition:
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