Fallayavada: Bahc Yiso Project and Tribute
Bahc Yiso, Fallayavada, installation view
The centerpiece of FALLAYAVADA: Bahc Yiso Project and Tribute exhibition is the world premier of Fallayavada, a project that the artist had conceptualized with detailed notes but never realized. Fallayavada is a mixed media installation composed of an oval-shaped coliseum-like structure upon which viewers sit and view a video projection on the floor. The projection consists of images of what Bahc called “vertical landscapes-vertical flow of time and space” captured from a video camera dropped from a plane. Bahc Yiso was one of the most recognized Korean artists of the 90s’ whose life was cut short in 2004. His extensive exhibition record includes Gwangju Biennale (1997 and 2002), Taipei Biennial (1998), Yokohama Triennial (2001), Venice Biennale (2003 and 2005) and the San Diego Museum of Art (2004). A Bahc Yiso retrospective will be held at Samsung’s Rodin Museum in Seoul next year. FALLAYAVADA exhibition is organized by Yong Soon Min in collaboration with Jung Hunyee and Lee Young Chul and is co-sponsored by Korean Cultural Center and Andrew Shire Gallery, both located in Los Angeles. A catalog published by UCI University Art Gallery will accompany the exhibition.