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
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.
Korean soap sculptor Meekyoung Shin gets major London solo – pictures
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.
Representing South Korea at the 54th Venice Biennale: Lee Yong-baek and his art
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.
Global recognition for Korean contemporary art? Not quite
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.
Want to have a browse through our archives yourself? Click here to take a look at what we have written on Korean artists.
- Korean painter Yun-Kyung Jeong’s solo at relocated UK gallery Sumarria Lun – picture post – June 2011 – excellent overview of UK show and artists background
- Asian pavilions at the 54th Venice Biennale – first critic response – June 2011 – comprehensive overview of the critics initial responses
- North Korean life like Truman Show: Photography by Back Seung Woo – April 2011 – photographic insight into North Korean life
- Korean sculptor Park Sung Tae first New York solo – picture feast – April 2011 – immerse yourself in images from ArtGate gallery solo
- Was Nam June Paik’s Tate Liverpool show information overload? Critics report – March 2011 – find out what the critics had to say about Nam June Paik’s UK retrospective
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