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Focus on Korea: Contemporary Art

 
Focus on Korea: Contemporary Art

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Contemporary Art Centre M’ARS
23 september 2009 — 17 october 2009

Management: CONCREATE platform for art, Seoul, Korea

Curators: Yulia Tikhonova, Jyeong Y. Kim

Artists:

  • Chun Kwang Young
  • Jeon Joonho
  • Yongbaek Lee
  • Park Junebum
  • Koo Donghee
  • Kim Shin-il
  • Kwon Kyung Whan
  • Mioon

The exhibition Focus on Korea presents eight artists, who responded to their country’s rapid growth in economic production and social change during the decades between the 1960s and 1990s. South Korea was transformed into one of the world's most productive nations, and it became the centre of business and commerce in Asia in less than four decades. .”  The economic development, investment in education and culture has created a thriving scene for contemporary Korean artists to grow. The technological know-how advanced the mediums of video and photography, and allowed artists to fully express their response to the distinctions between industrialization and nature, the collective and the individual, past and present, that are pertinent to the rapid modernization. Many artists went to study art overseas, and endeavored to teach the younger generation upon their return home about vision of the global world. As a consequence, the energy that now exists behind the current push for international recognition on behalf of Korean art is remarkable.

 


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