Jung-Ah Woo

“Connect 1: Still Acts”

Art Sonje Center, Art Sonje Center

October 2016

Artsonje Center’s yearlong renovation work has been temporarily suspended while the venue stages “Connect 1: Still Acts”—which presents work by three artists: Lee Bul, Chung Seoyoung, and Kim Sora, all of whom previously had solo exhibitions… READ ON

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Osang Gwon

Arario Gallery | Seoul

July 2016

Ten pieces from Osang Gwon’s series “The New Structure,” 2014–, pack the gallery’s basement floor. Finally presented together for the first time, their structures redefine the space to make a dynamic interplay possible between the visitors … READ ON

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“Artspectrum 2016”

Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art

June 2016

“Artspectrum” is Seoul’s answer to the Whitney Biennial. Since 2001, it has supported emerging artists and showcased a broad spectrum of Korean contemporary art. This year, ten artists and artist groups are presented. For their contribution… READ ON

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“Graphic Designs, 2005-2015, Seoul”

Ilmin Museum of Art

April 2016

Contrary to its title, “Graphic Designs, 2005–2015, Seoul” contains no graphic design works per se. Curators Hyungjin Kim and Min Choi, who are both graphic designers and independent publishers, believe that the products of graphic design … READ ON

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Minouk Lim

PLATEAU, Samsung Museum of Art

January 2016

Minouk Lim has installed The Gates of Citizen, 2015, in the middle of Auguste Rodin’s The Gates of Hell, 1926–28, and The Burghers of Calais, 1889, which are parts of the museum’s permanent collection. The artist removed the doors from four… READ ON

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Lee Ufan

Lee Ufan discusses Space Lee Ufan in Busan, Korea

June 2015

On April 10, 2015, Space Lee Ufan opened at the Busan Museum of Art in Busan, South Korea. It is the second permanent venue dedicated to the artist (after the Lee Ufan Museum in Naoshima, Japan); for this project, Lee chose the site, conceived… READ ON

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Haegue Yang

Samsung Museum of Art, Leeum

March 2015

For her first Korean exhibition in five years, Haegue Yang chose a title inspired by George Orwell’s essay “Shooting an Elephant” and Romain Gary’s novel The Roots of Heaven (1958), which both feature elephants as a metaphor for nature’s … READ ON

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Kyuchul Ahn

HITE Collection

November 2014

Kyuchul Ahn took the title of his exhibition “All and but Nothing” from a quote by Swedish poet Tomas Tranströmer: “We see all and nothing.” Here, Ahn twists the phrase, referring to the bitter experiences of failure in his own life and the… READ ON

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“Secretly, Greatly”

Seoul Museum of Art

July 2014

“Secretly, Greatly” presents artworks by the three finalists of the reality-TV competition Art Star Korea, which premiered in late March. The show gave fifteen artists the opportunity to compete for substantial rewards: a cash prize of $93,000… READ ON

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Yeondoo Jung

Plateau, Samsung Museum of Art

May 2014

Yeondoo Jung’s “Spectacle in Perspective,” curated by Nayoung Cho, is the artist’s first museum-scale solo exhibition in Korea since his being named Artist of the Year by the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in 2007. Along with… READ ON

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