Materiality and Tradition: Korean Dansaekhwa master Chung Chang-Sup – artist profile


Art Radar profiles Dansaekhwa master Chung Chang-Sup, whose series “Meditation” is on show at Galerie Perrotin, Hong Kong, until 21 December 2016.

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What is Dansaekhwa? Art Radar explains


Art Radar defines Dansaekhwa that literally translates to ‘monochrome painting’ in Korean in its latest ‘What is…?’ series.

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Korean artist Ik-Joong Kang on the art of being Zen – interview


New York-based Korean artist Ik-Joong Kang speaks to Art Radar about his artistic influences and practice, his hope for reunification of the two Koreas and why people are the most exciting artistic medium of all.

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Asia’s “Art Cities of the Future”: Where are the region’s emerging art hubs?


The recently released Phaidon book Art Cities of the Future: 21st Century Avant-Gardes highlights twelve art cities of the future with unique avant-garde scenes, five of which are Asian.

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Young Korean painters return to traditional painting styles in New York exhibition – picture feast


“Permeated Perspective: Young Korean Painters”, held at Doosan Gallery in New York City from 17 January to 16 February 2013, showcased work by contemporary Korean artists.

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Yeondoo Jung Prix Pictet prize photographs peer into Korean family homes


Shortlisted work by Yeondoo Jung, a leading Korean contemporary photographer, is part of a travelling exhibition for “Growth 2011”, the third theme for the Prix Pictet.

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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 National Museum of Contemporary Art Young Korean Artists retrospective spans 30 years


It is now 30 years since the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Gwacheon, Korea, held its first Young Korean Artists exhibition. The exhibition, founded in 1981, quickly became a fundamental one within Korea and around the world, renowned for … Continue reading