BOTTEGA VENETA Celebrates Suki Seokyeong Kang’s “Willow Drum Oriole” Solo Exhibition and Performance at Leeum Museum of Art

September 11, 2023

In a thrilling partnership, Bottega Veneta has teamed up with the Leeum Museum of Art to pay homage to the exceptional talent of Suki Seokyeong Kang through her solo exhibition titled "Willow Drum Oriole." This remarkable exhibition, which made its debut in September at the Leeum Museum of Art in Seoul, stands as a momentous occasion in the realm of contemporary art.

Exploring the Metaphorical Landscape

At the core of "Willow Drum Oriole" is a groundbreaking video inspired by the practices of ancient sages, who interpreted the movements and melodies of orioles as they weaved through willow trees, crafting narratives within the natural landscape. Suki Seokyeong Kang's vision seeks to construct a "true-view" landscape, where the interactions and motions of individuals intertwine. Kang's unique sensitivity to audiovisual, tactile, and spatiotemporal experiences is a draw of this enchanting exhibition.

A Narrative of Unity

Within the unfolding of Kang's artworks, viewers are presented with an interconnected landscape. Each piece, while distinct in form and approach, actively contributes to a narrative of unity. It serves as a space where the concepts of "I," "you," and "we" coexist, balancing societal imbalances and differences. The Leeum Museum of Art eloquently characterizes this experience as an exploration of togetherness, where individuals and their variances seamlessly coexist.

Unveiling a Series of "Activations"

During the exhibition's grand opening night, a series of captivating "activations" unfolded, offering attendees an immersive encounter with Kang's exploration of spatial narratives and the individual's place within society. These performances, made possible through the generous support of Bottega Veneta are a visually stunning manifestation of Kang's vision. The audience was treated to a multidimensional experience that brought to life the concepts explored in "Willow Drum Oriole."

RM of BTS attends Suki Seokyeong Kang solo exhibition at Leeum Museum of Art

Suki Seokyeong Kang: Willow Drum Oriole

For those eager to delve into the world of Suki Seokyeong Kang, "Willow Drum Oriole" will grace the galleries of the Leeum Museum of Art from September 7 to December 31, 2023. It promises to be an unforgettable journey at the crossroads of art, culture, and society.

This exhibition transcends the conventional art showcase; it's an exploration of our interconnectedness. With the generous support of Bottega Veneta, Suki Seokyeong Kang's work invites us to perceive the world through fresh and interwoven perspectives through the capacity of art to unite us.