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Bloomberg Brilliant Ideas

Discover brilliant ideas around the globe

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Brilliant Ideas

Hyundai Motor and global media group Bloomberg launch a collaborative project <Brilliant Ideas>. With a passion for art, Hyundai and Bloomberg have been a strong supporter for arts. <Brilliant Ideas> will realize a new vision to profile major art personalities to deliver exciting insight. Through Bloomberg TV and digital, you can experience artists' spirit, perspectives on art, and processes of their art work.

Although you can now see art works easily in museums and art events, meeting artists is a scarce experience. Then how can you be closer to the artists? What are the voices and faces behind the incredible art works that amaze the global audience? <Brilliant Ideas> carefully selects the artists from over Asia, Europe, United States, Latin America, and the Middle East. Selected artists deal with wide range of mediums including sculpture, installation, and performances. These artists speak to the viewers in-depth about their stories according to their own artistic characteristics. This will be an excellent opportunity to closely understand their artistic insights.

By listening to the artists’ thoughts, perspectives directly, through their own voices, you will feel closer to their minds.

Michael Joo <Locale Inscribed (Walking in the desert with Eisa towards the sun looking down)> 2014-2015 Mixed media dimensions variable Courtesy of the artist. Image provided by Kukje Gallery
Grayson Perry <All Men are Bastards> 2001 45×27×27cm

The program series will appear across Bloomberg media platforms as a TV show and it will be shot in the artists’ studios, well-known galleries and museums to explore the true impact of the stories. The primary focus of the show will be the artists. By listening to the artists’ thoughts, perspectives directly, through their own voices, you will feel closer to their minds.

The turner prize winner, a British ceramic artist Grayson Perry, a British artist Cornelia Parker who expresses the frailty of life through installation and sculpture, Korean American artist Michael Joo who won the prize in the 2006 Gwangju Biennale, and New Zealand’s conceptual artist Simon Denny are invited to <Brilliant Ideas>, announcing the beginning of this project. Please enjoy the stories of the artists who will introduce you to a world of brilliant ideas.

Brilliant Ideas Episode #48: Ragnar Kjartansson

Ragnar Kjartansson

Photo: Elísabet Davids

Ragnar Kjartansson, the son of a playwright, director and actor, grew up in the genre of "play" from when he was young. Growing up, Kjartansson watched play rehearsals and realized that the same lines, dialogue could be delivered differently depending on the actor’s personality and style. He grew interest in the connection between language and individual characteristics and he was fascinated by theater. He went on to concentrating on making art works and now he is a globally-acclaimed for video and performance art.
Born in 1976, in Iceland, Ragnar Kjartansson now works and lives at Reykjavik. He had has several exhibitions including at the Barbican Centre, London, Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, New Museum, New York. He has also participated international events in the global art scene as the Venice Biennale, Manifesta and is recognized for winning several awards, one of which is the Malcolm McLaren Award.

Brilliant Ideas Episode #47: Wilhelm Sasnal

Wilhelm Sasnal

Wilhelm Sasnal works with inspiration from daily life and mass media. His images which explore the reality in his own ways are expressive and freewheeling. In addition, they leave a strong impression. Ironically, his borderless and diverse painting methods and filming techniques are based on traditional ways of oil painting. Sasnal also focuses on diverse effects by crossing over and blending between historic sense and private memories.
Born in 1972, Poland, Wilhelm Sasnal studied architecture at the Cracow Polytechnic, Poland and painting at the Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts, Poland. Working as a co-founder and member of the Ładnie art group, he experienced many exhibitions since his school days. He has had solo exhibitions at various places around the world including; Hauser & Wirth, London, Johnen Galerie, Berlin, Sadie Coles, London, Qiao Space 2555, Shanghai, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, Rat Hole Gallery, Tokyo.

Brilliant Ideas Episode #46: Sun Xun

One of the rising stars in China, Sun Xun is an after generation of the Chinese Cultural Revolution. Growing up in the era after the revolution, he had great interest for world history and culture, and eventually this has become seeds for his work. Sun Xun is particularly interested in the gap between the way the public may think about a historical event and the way that the media officially releases the same event. The artist explores this difference with surrealistic animations. Therefore, visitors can have both a realistic and further a mystical experience.
Born in 1980, Sun Xun now lives and works in Beijing. He studied printmaking at the China Academy of Fine Arts. In 2006, he found his own animation studio named Pi Animation Studio. He has had several solo exhibitions, including at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, the Hayward Gallery, London, the Drawing Center, New York and has shown his works at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, ‘Shanghai Biennale’, the Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver.

Brilliant Ideas Episode #45: KIMSOOJA

KIMSOOJA

In 1997, KIMSOOJA carried hundreds of Bottaris (bed sheet-like cloth used for packing personal belongings) on a truck and toured the whole of South Korea for 11 days. Since this performance, KIMSOOJA has been called as the “Bottari artist.” The artist creates a unique art world using “sound”, “light”, “bed sheets”, and her works focus on ‘people’. “Cloth” is the medium she chose to connect with people. Through the action of sewing with traditional sewing materials such as needle, thread, cloth, the artist concentrates on looking atherself and exploring issues about others, finally focuses on “self-consciousness.”
Born in 1957, Daegu, Korea, KIMSOOJA now works in Seoul, New York and Paris. She participated in the ‘Venice Biennale 2013’, ‘Whitney Biennale’ and has had many exhibitions including the exhibitions held at the Centre Pompidou, France, Miami Art Museum, MoMA PS1, New York, Vancouver Art Gallery. In 2016, she was the artist for the ‘MMCA Hyundai Motor Series’ and held a solo exhibition at the MMCA(National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea); <MMCA Hyundai Motor Series 2016: KIMSOOJA – Archive of Mind>.

Brilliant Ideas Episode #44: Random International

Random International

‘Rain Room’ offers a space that allows you to not get wet even when it rains. The sound, smell and humidity in this space which has been created by the contemporary artist group Random International provides an immersive experience one can have walking through rain while not having a drop of rain fall on you. Random International hoped to remind visitors of the terms ‘identity’ and ‘autonomy’ of the post-digital era through the unique experience of the ‘Rain Room’.
Founded in 2005, by Florian Ortkrass and Hannes Koch, Random International is based in U.K. and Berlin. Now this artist studio group is run by 18 people; Héloïse Reynolds, Dev Joshi, Becky Sedwick, Tom Stacey and many specialists of various fields work together. The studio has shown works at the Yuz Museum, Shanghai, MoMA(Museum of Modern Art, New York), Lunds konsthall, Sweden and many venues across the world. Random International were also the artist of the first exhibition of ‘The Hyundai Project: Art + Technology at LACMA’, part of the partnership between the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and Hyundai Motor.

Brilliant Ideas Episode #43: Maggi Hambling

Maggi Hambling

The work in the middle of London, <A Conversation with Oscar Wilde>(1998) was made to honor the British playwriter Oscar Wilde. As Wilde is a playwright beloved by the public, there was a lot of interest in who would be the artist to handle this project. Finally, the glory went to one of the most important British artists, Maggi Hambling. She deals with various medium; public sculpture, painting, printing, installation, but the works that represent her are drawings and portraits. Many of Hambling's portrait works are at the National Portrait Gallery in London.
Born in 1948, Maggi Hambling studied art at 4 schools including the East Anglian School of Art and the Ipswich School of Art. The artist had her first solo exhibition in 1967 and since then has introduced her works at many locations including the Hadleigh Gallery, Suffolk, the National Gallery, London, the Serpentine Gallery, London, and the Marlborough Fine Art London. She has also received many international awards throughout her career including the Boise Travel Award.

Brilliant Ideas Episode #42: Sopheap Pich

Sopheap Pich

In the 1970s, Cambodia had a hard time than ever because of the Khmer Rouge. This period when many Cambodians were slaughtered, Sopheap Pich moved to the U.S. and studied art there for the first time. However, the artist could not dispel the memories of his childhood in Cambodia. Eventually in 2002, he returned to his hometown with the desire to find a connection between himself and Cambodia. He started to make works using regional products with rattan and bamboo as the main material along with traditional weaving techniques and thanks to these works, he has become an international artist representing Cambodia.
Sopheap Pich was born in 1971, in Cambodia and now lives and works in Phnom Penh. He had several solo exhibitions including exhibitions at the Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The artist also showed his works at the ‘6th Asia Pacific Triennial’, the ‘Singapore Biennial 2011’, and ‘Documenta 13 (2012)’, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and many other international exhibitions and biennales.

Brilliant Ideas Episode #41: William Kentridge

William Kentridge

The words “animation”, “theater” and “opera” are often used when people describe William Kentridge. This is because his works are theatrical. His major work “Animation film” which is made with charcoal drawings show the complementary colors, black and white. At a glance the animation looks quite exciting but if you closer Kentridge’s animation include the stories of South Africa; their history, struggles, and emotions. He continues to study the politics, history and the culture of South Africa and this all become a solid foundation of his works.
Born in 1955, Johannesburg, William Kentridge still works and lives in his hometown. Including the Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, Whitechapel Gallery, London, Ullens Center, Beijing, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea, Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City, he has had several solo exhibitions in many places around the world. Also, he established his artistic ability through global biennales; the ‘Venice Biennale’, ‘Gwangju Biennial’, ‘Liverpool Biennial’.

Brilliant Ideas Episode #40: Antony Gormley

Antony Gormley

© the artist and White Cube

Antony Gormley explores the relationship among the human body, space, and the world. The artist who has a good command of various media such as sculpture, installation, public art, still experiments with the possibility of the “art space” with continued interest. He believes there is the possibility of new acts, thinking and emotions in the "art space". Gormley is also concerned about the spiritual, the mind enough to have learnt Buddhist meditation. His works have been influenced by the dialogue between arts and the spiritual.
Born in 1950, London, Antony Gormley is acknowledged as an international artist; he participated in the ‘Documenta Kassel’, ‘Venice Biennale’ and was awarded the Turner Prize in 1994. Antony is based in London but had has exhibitions at the Malmö Konsthall, Sweden, Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria, Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, São Paulo, Forte di Belvedere, Florence as well as the Hayward Gallery in London.

Brilliant Ideas Episode #39: Tiffany Chung

Tiffany Chung

Multimedia artist Tiffany Chung is one of the Vietnamese diaspora who moved to America after the Vietnam War. Due to migration during her childhood, Chung’s works often describe conflict, migration, city development, changing relationships in history and cultural memories. She handles various medium creating embroidered canvas maps, cartography drawings, performances, videos, and installations. Among her unique works, the map drawings are especially worthy of notice. It consists of multiple layers, with each layer presenting a different history of a devastated region and this reflects how impossible it is to make a perfect and accurate map.
Born in 1969, in Da Nang, Tiffany Chung studied photography at the California State University, Long Beach and studio art at the University of California, Santa Barbara. After graduation Chung returned to her homeland and she works mostly in Ho Chi Minh. She has had several solo exhibitions including exhibitions at the Hitachi City Museum, Ibaraki, the Tyler Rollins Fine Art, New York, the Galerie Christian Hosp, Berlin and the mc2 Gallery, Milan working across many cities. Now she is undoubtedly one of the artists who receive attention from around the world.

Brilliant Ideas Episode #38: Do Ho Suh

Do Ho Suh

Do Ho Suh may be said to be living as a nomad. He works with the places he stayed in, including London, New York and Seoul where he was born. To capture flexibility in the place between physical and metaphorical manifestations, he uses thin cloths. The completed Suh’s house includes not only the space he lived in but questions about the relationship among individuals, communities, and anonymity.
Do Ho Suh was born in Seoul, in 1962. He studied various disciplines - Korean painting at Seoul National University, painting at Rhode Island School of Design and sculpture at Yale University. He has had several solo exhibitions including exhibitions at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea (MMCA), the Lehmann Maupin gallery, the Museum of Modern Art, New York (MoMA), MoMA PS1, the Taipei Fine Arts Museum and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Additionally he has participated in the ‘Venice Biennale’ and he was awarded the Hermes Foundation Missulsang.

Brilliant Ideas Episode #37: Samson Young

Samson Young

The art world of Samson Young forms a harmony between sound and visual images. Through the experimental practices using mixed mediums such as performance, radio broadcasts, films, installations and sound drawings, he is expanding the realm of creation. His works that have been completed after an extensive research focus on subjects of conflicts, war and political issues with a sense of wit.
Born in 1979 in Hong Kong, Samson Young studied philosophy and gender studies at University of Sydney, and composition at Princeton University and now he is devoting himself to producing art works. He has had numerous solo exhibitions including exhibitions at the Kunsthalle Dusseldorf and the Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, and participated in various festivals such as the ‘Internationale Ferienkurse fur Neue Musik Darmstadt’ and the ‘Hong Kong Arts Festival’. He has also been selected as an artist to represent Hong Kong at the ‘Venice Biennale’ in 2017.

  • Martin Creed

    Brilliant Ideas Episode #36: Martin Creed

    Experiment of extraordinary art

  • Elmgreen & Dragset

    Brilliant Ideas Episode #35: Elmgreen & Dragset

    Artist duo of creative inspiration and reversed images

  • Cao Fei

    Brilliant Ideas Episode #34: Cao Fei

    Alchemist of Communication

  • Marc Quinn

    Photo: Marc Quinn Studio

    Brilliant Ideas Episode #33: Marc Quinn

    Artist who explores beautifulness

  • Olafur Eliasson

    Brilliant Ideas Episode #32: Olafur Eliasson

    Artist who embraces the nature and crosses the Mother Nature

  • Abdoulaye Konaté

    Photo: Simon Broughton

    Brilliant Ideas Episode #31: Abdoulaye Konaté

    Master of West Africa contemporary art

  • Cai Guo-Qiang

    ⓒ Cai Studio

    Brilliant Ideas Episode #30: Cai Guo-Qiang

    Artist communicating with tremendous energy

  • KAWS

    Brilliant Ideas Episode #29: KAWS

    Back and forth between commerciality and purity

  • Michael Craig-Martin

    Brilliant Ideas Episode #28: Michael Craig-Martin

    Vanguard of British Conceptual Art

  • Choe U Ram

    Photo: Hwang Yu Sik

    Brilliant Ideas Episode #27: Choe U Ram

    Sculpting stories through art and science

  • Marina Abramović

    Brilliant Ideas Episode #26: Marina Abramović

    Performance artist awakening viewers with her body

  • Ahn Kyuchul

    Brilliant Ideas Episode #25: Ahn Kyuchul

    Fabricator who calls and rouses memories

  • Ali Banisadr

    Brilliant Ideas Episode #24: Ali Banisadr

    Chaotic Sound on the Canvas

  • Heri Dono

    Brilliant Ideas Episode #23: Heri Dono

    Fantasy Storyteller Talking About Reality

  • N.S. Harsha

    Brilliant Ideas Episode #22: N.S. Harsha

    Storyteller who talks India

  • Wangechi Mutu

    Brilliant Ideas Episode #21: Wangechi Mutu

    An Artist Who Presents Africa

  • Conrad Shawcross

    Photo Credit by Carolina Mazzolari

    Brilliant Ideas Episode #20: Conrad Shawcross

    Artist who directs coexistence of science and art

  • Diana Thater

    Brilliant Ideas Episode #19: Diana Thater

    Artist who is studying art by technology

  • Zhang Huan

    Brilliant Ideas Episode #18: Zhang Huan

    Collector who collects individual lives

  • Simon Denny

    Brilliant Ideas Episode #17: Simon Denny

    Making Artworks with Hidden Company Philosophies

  • Lee Bul

    Brilliant Ideas Episode #16: Lee Bul

    Small, Evolving, Giant

  • Xu Bing

    Xu Bing at New York 2010 Courtesy of Xu Bing Studio

    Brilliant Ideas Episode #15: Xu Bing

    Linguistic wizard who embodies equality

  • Theaster Gates

    Brilliant Ideas Episode #14: Theaster Gates

    Real estate artist, adding art to life

  • Abraham Cruzvillegas

    Andrew Dunkley ©TATE 2015

    Brilliant Ideas Episode #13: Abraham Cruzvillegas

    Bringing life to nature and objects

  • Subodh Gupta

    Brilliant Ideas Episode
    #12: Subodh Gupta

    Exploring Art Through the Ordinary

  • Jaume Plensa

    Brilliant Ideas Episode
    #11: Jaume Plensa

    Artist Awakens Space

  • Ellen Gallagher

    Brilliant Ideas Episode
    #10: Ellen Gallagher

    Finding balance between conception and abstraction

  • Francesco Clemente

    Brilliant Ideas Episode
    #9: Francesco Clemente

    Pioneer of the Italian Transavantgarde

  • Bharti Kher

    (c)kukjegallery

    Brilliant Ideas Episode
    #8: Bharti Kher

    An alchemist of a spectrum

  • Danny Lane

    Brilliant Ideas Episode
    #7: Danny Lane

    Sculpting brilliance in the name of light

  • Portrait of Luke Jerram by Paul Box

    Brilliant Ideas Episode
    #6: Luke Jerram

    Bringing down the boundary between reality and imagination

  • Mariko Mori

    Photograph by David Sims

    Brilliant Ideas Episode
    #5: Mariko Mori

    Multitalented artist sailing through different art universes

  • Yinka Shonibare

    Brilliant Ideas Episode
    #4: Yinka Shonibare

    Artist foreseeing the ages with a lively and vibrant perspective

  • Michael Joo

    Brilliant Ideas Episode
    #3: Michael Joo

    Enigmatic artist, creating the works through unique interpretation

  • Cornelia Parker

    Brilliant Ideas Episode
    #2: Cornelia Parker

    The artist who brings light to grey objects in life

  • Grayson Perry

    Brilliant Ideas Episode
    #1: Grayson Perry

    The unpredictable figure, making what he enjoys

  • Grayson Perry <All Men are Bastards> 2001 45×27×27cm

    Grayson Perry <All Men are Bastards> 2001 45×27×27cm
  • Grayson Perry <Barbaric Splendour> 2003 Glazed ceramic 67×35cm

    Grayson Perry <Barbaric Splendour> 2003 Glazed ceramic 67×35cm
  • Grayson Perry <Discreetly Branded> 1999 57×28×28cm

    Grayson Perry <Discreetly Branded> 1999 57×28×28cm
  • Grayson Perry <Map of Truths and Beliefs> 2011 Courtesy of the artist and Victoria Miro Gallery

    Grayson Perry <Map of Truths and Beliefs> 2011 Courtesy of the artist and Victoria Miro Gallery
  • Grayson Perry <Map of Nowhere> 2008

    Grayson Perry <Map of Nowhere> 2008
  • Cornelia Parker <Pavement Cracks(City of London)> 2012 Black patinated bronze 206×152×9cm

    Cornelia Parker <Pavement Cracks(City of London)> 2012 Black patinated bronze 206×152×9cm
  • Cornelia Parker <Unsettled> 2012-2103

    Cornelia Parker <Unsettled> 2012-2103
  • Cornelia Parker <Transitional Object II> 2008 Net, hooks, thread and bags of lead

    Cornelia Parker <Transitional Object II> 2008 Net, hooks, thread and bags of lead
  • Cornelia Parker <Thirty Pieces of Silver(Detail)> Photograph by Shannon Tofts

    Cornelia Parker <Thirty Pieces of Silver(Detail)> Photograph by Shannon Tofts
  • Cornelia Parker <Thirty Pieces of Silver(Detail)> Photograph by Shannon Tofts

    Cornelia Parker <Thirty Pieces of Silver(Detail)> Photograph by Shannon Tofts
  • Cornelia Parker <Neither From Nor Towards> 1992 Arts Council Collection, Hayward Gallery, London

    Cornelia Parker <Neither From Nor Towards> 1992 Arts Council Collection, Hayward Gallery, London
  • Michael Joo <Doppelganger (Pink Rocianante)> 2009 bronze, enamel paint 195.6 x 193 x 111.8 cm Courtesy of the artist. Image provided by Kukje Gallery

    Michael Joo <Doppelganger (Pink Rocianante)> 2009 bronze, enamel paint 195.6 x 193 x 111.8 cm Courtesy of the artist. Image provided by Kukje Gallery
  • Michael Joo <Indivisible> 2012 Polycarbonate riot shields, plasticine, stainless steel wire 609.6 x 914.4 x 762 cm Courtesy of the artist. Image provided by Kukje Gallery

    Michael Joo <Indivisible> 2012 Polycarbonate riot shields, plasticine, stainless steel wire 609.6 x 914.4 x 762 cm Courtesy of the artist. Image provided by Kukje Gallery
  • Michael Joo <Untitled> 2013 Aluminized low-iron glass, oil based enamel paint 121.9 x 59.1 x 10.2 cm (each) Courtesy of the artist. Image provided by Kukje Gallery

    Michael Joo <Untitled> 2013 Aluminized low-iron glass, oil based enamel paint 121.9 x 59.1 x 10.2 cm (each) Courtesy of the artist. Image provided by Kukje Gallery
  • Michael Joo <Locale Inscribed (Walking in the desert with Eisa towards the sun looking down)> 2014-2015 Mixed media dimensions variable Courtesy of the artist. Image provided by Kukje Gallery

    Michael Joo <Locale Inscribed (Walking in the desert with Eisa towards the sun looking down)> 2014-2015 Mixed media dimensions variable Courtesy of the artist. Image provided by Kukje Gallery

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