Jayoung Bang 방자영 and YunJun Lee 이윤준 have stolen the work of art “Aland: scopic regimes of uncertainty” from ZKM on 22 October 2009. It is apparently partially destroyed. Bang & Lee have used parts for their own subsequent work. They do not respond to requests to identify where the art work is. Why would they when they are thieves?
Also involved are Tobias Berger and Lee Young Chul who falsely transported the work for Bang & lee and disregarded their curatorial duty. In fact, they prepared a contract with Bang & Lee for a work commissioned to Philip Pocock. Both have left the Nam June Paik Art Center after colluding with Bang & Lee.
The entire team of hard-working talented 21stC cultural producers – Alex Wenger, Linus Stoltz, Daniel Burckhardt, have also lost their time and work from the theft of “Aland” by Jayoung Bang and Yunjun Lee.
One can see elements of Aland in their current projects here:
The blue crate belongs to Philip Pocock. In fact, it originally contained his Art Gallery of Ontario show in Toronto 1980. The long wood crates were built by Peter Doroshenko for a show of Philip Pocock’s Cibachrome Paintings he curated in Geirgia, USA 1988. The crate visible here – http://vimeo.com/raininganimals – was also stolen from Philip Pocock. It comes from Felix Huber in 1996 who gave it to Pocock.
Various screens are identical to the used screens that are part of “Aland”. There is also a telescope and tripod that belongs to “Aland”. THey have stolen 18 readymade optical objects and cams. The code Bang & Lee took is Ok. It’s our gift. But the physical art Bang and Lee stole must be returned in working order. They do not comply. Aland is stolen.
Other links where Aland materials show up in Korea stolen (as far as one can see in the photos) by Bang & Lee, and belonging to Philip Pocock’s commission Aland: