London awash with Korean contemporary art in summer 2012

A June 2012 forum on Korean-UK contemporary art exchanges comes amid a wave of new Korean contemporary art events in the United Kingdom.

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Emerging Korean artist Rim Lee exhibits new surrealist works in Chicago

Young Korean artist Rim Lee’s first solo exhibition, “Retrospective”, recently opened at Kasia Kay Art Projects gallery in Chicago.

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What is ahead for contemporary Asian art, 2012 and beyond? Part II

The past decade has seen galleries expand, both in their reach and roles. Just how are they responding to the challenges of a globalised world? We explore in the second post in our 2012 and beyond art trend series.

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Global recognition for Korean contemporary art? Not quite

According to an article published in The Korea Times at the end of October this year, Korean contemporary art began to make its presence felt on the global art market in 1995. This was the year that the official Korean Pavilion appeared at Venice Biennale and the Gwangju Biennale debuted. The article states that since this time Korean art has been quietly rising through increasing promotion at international art fairs and major art exchanges with Western countries.

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Korean pop art flaunted in Singapore – 6 artists profiled

Korean art has been making wave in the Singapore art scene. Following on from the success of “Korean Eye: Fantastic Ordinary”, a travelling spin-off of the highly successful Korean Eye, “Korean Pop Art” took place at S.Bin Art Plus this October. Here, six Korean artists embrace technology and craft, working with references to television and pop culture. We list the artists and include images of their work.

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Curator Tobias Berger talks about Korean contemporary art scene in 4 questions

SOUTH KOREA CONTEMPORARY ART INTERVIEW CURATOR Art Radar recently spoke with German-born curator Tobias Berger, who currently holds the position of Chief Curator at the Nam June Paik Art Center, about the Center’s exhibition “The Penguin that goes to the Mountain”. During … Continue reading

“Korean Eye: Fantastic Ordinary” exhibition tours London, Singapore, and Seoul

KOREAN ARTISTS WESTERN EXPOSURE The Saatchi Gallery in London once again hosted the popular exhibition “Korean Eye“, which showcases emerging Korean artists to the West. This year the exhibition will travel; in October and November it will travel to Singapore … Continue reading

Korean artist Kim Joon discusses tattoos, taboos and his inspiration – interview

KOREAN CONTEMPORARY ART The powerful works by Kim Joon depicting intriguingly ‘tattooed’ bodies beg for context. However, to more deeply understand Joon’s meditation on the meaning of tattoo as a social phenomenon and uniquely human act, a viewer must first … Continue reading