Korean Contemporary Art Scene
Edited by Jong-Gil Gim, Sumi Kang, Chung-Hwan Kho, Chan-Dong Kim, Sun-Young Lee, Jin-Sang Yoo
Publisher: Open Books
100.art.kr: Korean Contemporary Art Scene showcases 100 Korean artists currently active in South Korea and other countries. Each entry consists of a short text introducing the artist’s works alongside a short bio (education, selected exhibitions, residencies, contact information), and a selection of images of the artist’s representative works. This app also features essays outlining the main artistic trends, issues, discourses, and dynamics of Korean contemporary art within its socio-historical context. This rich panorama of artists and artworks, carefully selected for their contemporary nature as well as their contribution to the current art scene, will provide you with a sense of the topography of Korean visual and plastic arts thus far in the 21st century. Ten recognized art critics and curators took part in drafting the texts.
This original and wide-ranging project was initiated by Arko (Arts Council Korea) with support from the Korean Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, in order to introduce 100 rising artists who have yet to see significant promotion overseas. Arko is South Korea’s largest funding agency for the arts devoted to supporting creative and cultural activities in Korea. It also runs the Arko Art Center, Arko Arts Theater, and Insa Art Space, as well as the Korean Pavilion at the Venice Biennale.
The texts and images of this app were originally published in print form in one volume, under the same title (ISBN: 978-89-329-1551-7).
100.art.kr: Korean Contemporary Art Scene vividly demonstrates the artistic diversity and creativity in South Korea today and offers the international community a rare opportunity to apprehend the essence of Korean contemporary art.
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