Björn Ressle Art Project is pleased to present 2010 Winter Salon – In Synthesis, a presentation of over sixty contemporary artists. Following the history of the first Winter Salon in 2008, the show pays tribute to the format of a salon hanging and celebrates the tradition that has continuously rendered expositions of large numbers of artists and even larger numbers of works. The show intends to provide patrons of the arts with an inviting, intimate viewing experience to initiate conversation.
By utilizing the maximum floor-to-ceiling gallery space, The 2010 Winter Salon activates the wall with artworks in various mediums by artists each of whom offers a unique perspective to the show. International, established, innovative and emergent artists have contributed a body of over one hundred fifty pieces of art reflecting an immense range of theories, generations, styles and talents.
In order to synthesize numerous languages spoken through various artistic disciplines, the two long walls in parallel are carefully installed to create a dialogue. The wall perpendicular to the two parallel walls is dedicated to conceptual minimalism works to maximize the viewer’s artistic appreciation.
The 2010 Winter Salon – In Synthesis allows the viewer access to some of the past and current centuries’ pivotal artistic ideas while introducing newer talent, to generate fresh creative energy through unexpected juxtapositions.
To heighten the drive of young talents in the show, Ok Hyun Ahn’s new video and photographic series are on display in the project room. In Ok Hyun’s highly expressive video, Ma Non Troppo (But Not Too Much), 2010, bits of humor are skillfully intertwined into a dramatic sequence through the use of ephemeral stereotypes in today’s media. Her series of intimate photographs of people crying are framed to give a greater spatial isolation of each person and subtly guide our attention to their tears. A slight confusion between real versus stages is successfully captured in the frame.
OK HYUN AHN, LAWRENCE ANASTASI, WILLIAM ANASTASI, CARL ANDRE, STUART ARENDS, CHAN HYO BAE, ROBERT BARRY, JOSEPH BEUYS, DOVE BRADSHAW, JOHN CAGE, JOHN CHAMBERLAIN, JINKEE CHOI, MARK DEMURO, LINDA DIGUSTA, ROBERT G. EDELMAN, JACOB EL HANANI, RON GORCHOV, JENE HIGHSTEIN, GARY HILL, DAVID HOCKNEY, SOOK JIN JO, NEIL JENNEY, LINDA KARSHAN, ALEX KATZ, MIRU KIM, SONGYI KIM, SOL KJOK, TADAAKI KUWAYAMA, KAKYOUNG LEE, ZAUN LEE, SOL LEWITT, ROBERT MANGOLD, ROBERT C. MORGAN, ANDY MOSES, GERARD MOSSÉ, RAKUKO NAITO, DENNIS OPPENHEIM, PIM PALSGRAFF, KEUN YOUNG PARK, GEORGE QUASHA, ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG, LOVISA RINGBORG, DOROTHEA ROCKBURNE, CORDY RYMAN, ETHAN RYMAN, ROBERT RYMAN, WILL RYMAN, FRED SANDBACK, ANNE SENSTAD, HOWARD SMITH, MAXWELL STEVENS, YUKEN TERUYA, CY TWOMBLY, ALI VAN, BERNAR VENET, MERRILL WAGNER, JOAN WALTEMATH, MARJORIE WELISH, MARK WIENER, LEAH YERPE, MARK ZIMMERMANN