Yona Lee: In Transit (Arrival)
Published by Te Tuhi, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland
Texts by Jinsuk Suh, Director, Nam June Paik Art Center, Seoul; Bruce E. Phillips, Curator at Large, Te Tuhi; Jungah Lee, Curator, Alternative Space LOOP, Seoul
Edited by Bruce E. Phillips
Available from Te Tuhi
Te Tuhi is proud to present the publication Yona Lee: In Transit (Arrival)
. Documenting the elaborate installation In Transit (Arrival)
by Auckland based artist Yona Lee, this limited edition bi-lingual (English and Korean) publication features full-page colour images of the work plus writing by Jinsuk Suh, Director, Nam June Paik Art Center, Seoul; Bruce E. Phillips, Curator at Large, Te Tuhi; Jungah Lee, Curator, Alternative Space LOOP, Seoul and design by award winning graphic designer Kalee Jackson.
Commissioned by Te Tuhi in 2017, In Transit (Arrival)
was a complex maze-like construction made of 1.4 kilometres of steel tube and a miscellany of everyday objects, ranging from coat hangers to bus handles, and from street signs to umbrellas. This ambitious large-scale work weaved throughout the entire length of Te Tuhi's building and provided an intriguing framework to consider the objects that surround us, the infrastructures that mobilise and the systems that control.
Supported by Creative New Zealand, Chartwell Trust, Drake & Wrigley Ltd, Special Wire & Tube Ltd, Metal Skills Ltd and Playbases Ltd. In Transit (Arrival) developed out of a residency supported by the Asia New Zealand Foundation and Creative New Zealand.