Korean artists: 4 top posts from 2010 to 2011

CONTEMPORARY ART KOREA

In a semi-regular series, we are diving into our archives and trawling around to bring you the most intriguing, most informational, most sensational, most… well, simply the best posts on a given Art Radar topic. This week we link to top posts under the topic ‘Korean artists’.

Can’t buy North Korean art outside DPRK? Mansudae branch in Beijing – Leap magazine

May 2011

This post acts as a good introduction to North Korean art and artists. It gives the reader an insight into the status of artists in the DPRK and into the style and medium that the artists work in. It also introduces the reader to the art form’s market and audience.

Click here to read the full post on North Korean art and artists.

Gang Hye Yong and Hong Sun Dok, 'Busang Flower', 2006, embroidery, 51 x 99 cm. Image from mansudaeartstudio.com.

Gang Hye Yong and Hong Sun Dok, 'Busang Flower', 2006, embroidery, 51 x 99 cm. Image from mansudaeartstudio.com.

Korean soap sculptor Meekyoung Shin gets major London solo – pictures

March 2011

This post focusses on the works of emerging Korean artist Meekyoung Shin. A small amount of background information accompanying image rich content allows the works to speak for themselves, providing the best introduction to the artist and her aesthetic.

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Meekyoung Shin, "Translation Series", 2009, soap, pigment, varnish, mirrored steel plate and wooden crate, dimensions variable. © Meekyoung Shin. Image courtesy Haunch of Venison.

Meekyoung Shin, "Translation Series", 2009, soap, pigment, varnish, mirrored steel plate and wooden crate, dimensions variable. © Meekyoung Shin. Image courtesy Haunch of Venison.

Representing South Korea at the 54th Venice Biennale: Lee Yong-baek and his art

December 2010

This post on Lee Yong-baek and his art is informational, relevant and easily digestible, a great introduction to the artist’s work and exhibition history. It links directly to the original Korea Times article that inspired the piece as well as providing the names of artists who have represented Korea at previous Venice Biennales.

Click here to read full post on Lee Yong-baek at the 54th Venice Biennale.

Lee Yong-baek, 'Angel Soldier'. Image taken from the koreaherald.com

Lee Yong-baek, 'Angel Soldier'. Image from koreaherald.com.

Global recognition for Korean contemporary art? Not quite

December 2010

The title of this post makes a thought provoking statement, and one well worth exploring. Read on for an even-handed introduction to the topic and tons of links and references to relevant and inspiring galleries, artists and curators. A wealth of information leaves a lot of scope for further investigation.

Click here to read full post on how Korean contemporary art is doing globally.

The Deoksugung annex of the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea was opened in In 1998. Image taken from moca.go.kr.

The Deoksugung annex of the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea was opened in In 1998. Image from moca.go.kr.

Want to have a browse through our archives yourself? Click here to take a look at what we have written on Korean artists.

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