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KUKJE GALLERY exhibits works by Jean-Michel Othoniel at ABMB

Kukje Gallery, located in Seoul, Korea, will participate in Art Basel in Miami following Basel and Paris. ABMB, which will be held from December 6 to 10, will feature the work of French contemporary artist Jean-Michel Othoniel.

Jean-Michel Othoniel

Photo © Brigitte Lacombe

About Jean-Michel Othoniel

Born in 1964 in Saint-Étienne, Jean-Michel Othoniel studied at the École Nationale Supérieure d’Arts, Cergy-Pontoise, and is currently based in Paris. Since receiving international recognition for his sculptures made of wax and sulfur at documenta IX in 1992, Othoniel has broadened the scope of his practice by experimenting with a range of mediums, from sculpture to installation.

In 2005, the artist showcased Le Bateau de larmes (Boat of Tears) (2004), which explored the Cuban refugees‘ struggle for freedom, at the Unlimited section of Art Basel. In 2011, his major retrospective My Way was held at the Centre Pompidou, Paris, and traveled to venues across the globe including PLATEAU, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul.


Passiflora, 2023. painting on canvas, color inks on white gold leaves

3 x (164 x 124 x 5 cm), Ed. 1/2 + 1AP

Othoniel has also participated in a diverse range of public projects; in 2000, he received his first public commission to install Le Kiosque des Noctambules (The Kiosk of the Nightwalkers) at the entrance of the Parisian subway station Palais Royal–Musée du Louvre in celebration of the centenary of the Paris metro.

His works can be found in many significant collections around the world, including the Centre Pompidou and Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris; Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice; Museum of Modern Art and Brooklyn Museum, New York; Mori Art Museum, Tokyo; Budi Tek-Yuz Museum, Shanghai; and the Louvre Museum, Paris.




General Infomation

Art Basel Miami Beach


Miami Beach Convention Center

(1901 Convention Center Drive

Miami Beach, FL 33139)

Opening Hours

Private Days (by invitation only)

Wednesday, December 6, 2023, 11am to 7pm, First Choice VIP guests Wednesday, December 6, 2023, 4pm to 7pm, Preview VIP guests Thursday, December 7, 2023, 11am to 7pm, First Choice and Preview VIP guests Thursday, December 7, 2023, 4pm to 7pm, Vernissage VIP guests

Public Days Friday, December 8, 2023, 11am to 6pm Saturday, December 9, 2023, 11am to 6pm Sunday, December 10, 2023, 11am to 6pm


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