Seoul Museum of Art(SeMA) presents Chung Seoyoung: What I Saw Today at the SeMA Seosomun Main Branch from September 1 until November 13, 2022. What I Saw Today, a solo exhibition by sculptor Chung Seoyoung(b. 1964), shows a total of 33 pieces, including her major works produced since 1993 and nine new works.
Chung is widely recognized as an artist who played a leading role in promoting the contemporaneity of modern sculpture during the 1990s—the decade in which Korean contemporary art acquired diversity and individuality. To this day, she continues her artistic experiments, which malleably deal with the issue of sculpture across various media and fields including drawing, sound, video, and performance art.
The title of the exhibition refers to the artist’s long-term habit of writing down the colors, textures, motions that are hard to define yet memorable fine residue at the end of the day. Therefore, What I Saw Today is the title of the artist’s notes on fragmentary thoughts, and a reflection of her formative perception that what we see is both a physical path to discerning the world and a platform for engaging with it.