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  • Lee Wan, 5.06 kg No. 04/60 (detail), 2011, mixed media, dimensions variable.

    Lee Wan

    Art Space Pool

    Adding to the characteristics that potentially qualify art objects as such—quality notwithstanding—it seems that weight has finally made the list. For the series “How to become us,” 2011, Lee Wan made assemblages using found objects under one condition—that each work weigh the same. Implementing this purely quantitative register as an artistic norm, Lee engages in a critique of standardized value systems in general. The artist collected sixty random used or discarded objects (mostly from secondhand stores in central Seoul), added up the weight of all the objects, then divided it

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