Unexpected Lights: Works by Young Il Ahn at LACMA

Korean-American artist Young Il Ahn was born in 1934 in Gaeseong, historically known as the capital of the Goryeo dynasty (912–1392) and geographically located in North Korea today. While acknowledged as a child prodigy, Ahn carried out his most prolific work in Los Angeles since his arrival in the U.S. in 1966. Since then, Ahn’s works have consistently focused on his interest in the local surroundings rather than the country he left. This exhibition showcases many works from his best-known series, Water, which was inspired by a near-death incident on the Pacific Ocean in 1983, as well as his most recent works. The Water series marks a notable shift in Ahn’s style from semi abstraction to complete abstraction, which has continued to define his style to this day.

Start Date

February 25, 2017

End Date

October 21, 2017

Hours

11:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Address

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Event Type

Public

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