T-Yong Chung (Tae-Gu, Milan and Venice)

Heart of the Matter

The video documentation of a special performance for FIELD MEETING invites us to contemplate the artist’s introspective process of ‘creating’ and ‘erasing’ himself in his works. Chung’s philosophy begins with the “microcosm”— an insistence to not lose sight of the often hidden but most essential nature of things at the core of larger issues within quotidian reality.

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T-Yong Chung’s participation in FIELD MEETING was supported by Otto Zoo Gallery (Milan).

T-Yong Chung, Heart of the Matter, 2016. Performance documentation FIELD MEETING: Thinking Practice, November 12th at Asia Society. Photo: Renata Carciofolo.


T-yong Chung is a South Korean artist who has been living in Italy for several years. He draws inspiration from the journey- real and symbolic- that he has taken throughout Italy in the past few years. His artistic research is attracted to the iconography and the modern merchandising of the immense Italian Heritage. He intervenes with chalk reproductions of classical and historical characters by executing geometrical cuts on them to imbue them with new contemporary identities. Recent solo and group exhibitions include Holy concrete, Surplace, Varese (2016); Gangjeong contemporary art Festival, Taegu (2016); and The Art of Living, Triennale di Milano (2015)

T-Yong Chung, Concrete sculpture (2010), Installation view, 600 x 600 x 170 cm.