“Through My Window”, an exhibition of photographs by the Korean artist, environmentalist, entrepreneur, poet, and septuagenarian Ahae, is on view from October 13 – 22, 2011, in New York City at Grand Central Terminal’s Vanderbilt Hall. The exhibition features more than 50 images of landscape and wildlife (selected from more than one million) taken in the years 2008-2010 from one window of his home and studio overlooking a nature preserve in the countryside outside Seoul. Through his photography, Ahae seeks to call attention the extent to which nature — delicate and magnificent, modest and courageous — can thrive when left alone to flourish.
“Ahae’s tribute to the world outside his window is direct and uncomplicated; one might say normal. This normal, everyday world contains a great deal of magic, which we can discover though careful observation. And Ahae is this careful observer,” wrote Milan Knížák, General Director of Prague’s National Gallery, which has exhibited the work. The exhibit has also been to London and Moscow, and will travel to the Alinari National Museum of Photography in Florence, Italy, from December 1 through 31, 2011; and to the Magazzini del Sale in Venice, Italy, from March 20 through April 27, 2012.