In Meiro Koizumi's three-channel video installation, The Angels of Testimony (2019), the central frame features an interview with Hajime Kondo about his time as a solider of the Imperial Japanese Army during the Second Sino-Japanese War. The conversation centres on war crimes perpetrated in China, including the beheading of Chinese prisoners for...
Diana Campbell Betancourt is a curator working predominantly across South and Southeast Asia. Since 2013 she has been the founding artistic director of the Samdani Art Foundation and chief curator of the Dhaka Art Summit in Dhaka, Bangladesh, a transnational art event that has grown in size and scale ever since its first edition in 2012. Backed by...
China, home to 802 million internet users, is subject to sophisticated online censorship. This shrouded state of affairs, unsurprisingly perhaps, serves to reinforce stereotypes around conformity elsewhere. Any realm, digital or otherwise, subject to such strict scrutiny must necessarily be bland and uncritical, right? I was mulling over such...
Drawing is the body and spirit of Kim Eull (1954~). The drawings of Kim Eull holds expansive spectrum encompassing various genres including painting, sculpture, installation and etc. beyond the limitations of the narrow definition and form.
Kim had majored in metal craft and received attention with painting and the artist has been emitting explosive energy with the 'drawing project', which began in 2002. Compared to other genres of art, 'drawing' relatively has free form, flexible attitude of approach, capable of instant response of the body and able to produce large amount in great speed.
His drawing is the result of sensitive response to the gigantic world faced with his entire body. Drawing is the blood stream flowing in the veins of Kim Eull and the fuel that drives his body to move. That energy penetrates the spirit of Kim and trickles down to the world through the artist's fingertips. Every stories of the world, filtered through the mind and free imagination is the surrounding 'small universe' and 'massive self-portrait' of Kim Eull.
A strong lineup of art shows are being offered this fall, more so than other seasons.With two big biennale events – the Gwangju Biennale and Busan Biennale – kicking off last week, major Korean museums and galleries have opened a plethora of exhibitions to attract the influx of international art professionals and local art lovers.
SEOUL, Aug. 30 (Yonhap) – The Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MMCA) will open an art show on Wednesday to showcase the artwork by four finalists of an annual artist prize, the museum said Tuesday.
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