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Havana Biennial 2019: Constructing the Possible Ocula Report Havana Biennial 2019: Constructing the Possible 17 Apr 2019 : Federica Bueti for Ocula

I first visited Havana in November 2016, a few days after Fidel Castro died, and just under a year before Hurricane Irma hit Cuba in September 2017. Since then, much has changed, including the hand-painted signs that punctuate the journey from the airport to the city centre, which today do not celebrate the revolution so much as the 'Unidad y...

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Andrew Stahl and Guo Xiaohui Ocula Conversation Andrew Stahl and Guo Xiaohui

The exhibition Beyond Boundaries at Somerset House in London (12 March–2 April 2019) marked the historic contributions of the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing (CAFA) and the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London, on the occasion of their 100th and 150th anniversaries, respectively. Spread across several rooms of Somerset House's...

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The National 2019: New Australian Art Ocula Report The National 2019: New Australian Art 13 Apr 2019 : Elyse Goldfinch for Ocula

The National 2019: New Australian Art features work by 70 contemporary Australia-based artists split across three venues: the Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW), Carriageworks, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) (29 March–21 July 2019), as curated by Isobel Parker Philip, curator of photographs at AGNSW; Daniel Mudie Cunningham,...

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Chung Chang-Sup

(1927 - 2011), South Korea

Among the first generation of artists educated in Korea after its liberation, Chung Chang-Sup was an influential abstract painter who experimented with Art Informel, monochrome painting, and Minimalism in a lifelong search for the identity of Korean art. He is especially known for his paintings on 'dakjongi' mulberry paper, or 'tak' works, produced by adhering wet fibres extracted from the tree bark directly onto the canvas. The last series of works he produced before his death, Mukgo, which means thoughts of silence, epitomises the achievement of his contribution to the modern Korean painting movement.

Born in Cheongju, Korea, Chung Chang-Sup recieved an MFA from the College of Fine Arts, Seoul National University. He held an honourary professorship there until the time of his death. His retrospective was mounted at the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Gwacheon, Gyeonggi Province, in 2010.

Featured Artworks

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Meditation 90925 by Chung Chang-Sup contemporary artwork Chung Chang-SupMeditation 90925, 1990 Best fibre on canvas
162 x 130 cm
Tina Kim Gallery
Meditation 9601 by Chung Chang-Sup contemporary artwork Chung Chang-SupMeditation 9601, 1996 Korean Tak paper (mulberry fibre) on canvas
260 x 160 cm
Axel Vervoordt Gallery
Untitled by Chung Chang-Sup contemporary artwork Chung Chang-SupUntitled, early 1990s Tak fiber on canvas
243.5 x 122 cm
Axel Vervoordt Gallery
Meditation 20405 by Chung Chang-Sup contemporary artwork Chung Chang-SupMeditation 20405, 2000 Tak fiber on canvas
227 x 162 cm
Axel Vervoordt Gallery
Meditation 981003 by Chung Chang-Sup contemporary artwork Chung Chang-SupMeditation 981003, 1998 Tak fiber on canvas
227 x 181 cm
Axel Vervoordt Gallery
Meditation by Chung Chang-Sup contemporary artwork Chung Chang-SupMeditation, early 1990s Tak fiber on canvas
180 x 90 cm
Axel Vervoordt Gallery
Meditation 93900 by Chung Chang-Sup contemporary artwork Chung Chang-SupMeditation 93900, 1993 Tak fiber on canvas
180 x 180 cm
Axel Vervoordt Gallery
Untitled by Chung Chang-Sup contemporary artwork Chung Chang-SupUntitled, 1990 Tak fiber on canvas
260.5 x 65 cm
Axel Vervoordt Gallery

Recent Exhibitions

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Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Summer Gallery Highlights at Perrotin, Hong Kong
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21 July–8 September 2018 Group Exhibition Summer Gallery Highlights Perrotin, Hong Kong
Contemporary art exhibition, Chung Chang-Sup, Return at Axel Vervoordt Gallery, Antwerp
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14 April–2 June 2018 Chung Chang-Sup Return Axel Vervoordt Gallery, Antwerp
Contemporary art exhibition, Chung Chang-Sup, Solo Exhibition at Axel Vervoordt Gallery, Antwerp
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8 December 2016–28 January 2017 Chung Chang-Sup Solo Exhibition Axel Vervoordt Gallery, Antwerp

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In Related Press

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Materiality and Tradition: Korean Dansaekhwa master Chung Chang-Sup – artist profile Related Press Materiality and Tradition: Korean Dansaekhwa master Chung Chang-Sup – artist profile Art Radar Journal : 12 December 2016

Experimental tak fibre on canvas works by the late Korean Dansaekhwa master Chung Chang-Sup are displayed in the artist’s premier solo exhibition in Hong Kong. Selected from his Meditation series, the canvases embody the spirituality, tactility and the ritualistic process involved.In the spirit of Dansaekhwa, the late Korean artist...

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Chung Chang-Sup at Kukje Gallery Related Press Chung Chang-Sup at Kukje Gallery Art Asia Pacific : 2 May 2016

Born in 1927, the late Chung Chang-Sup was of the so-called “foundation generation” in Korea that not only bore the potential, but also faced the question of reestablishing the nation in the wake of Japanese colonization (which ended in 1945) and the Korean War (1950–53). The apparent task for Chung, a Seoul National University...

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Dansaekhwa and Korean Abstraction at Boghossian Foundation in Brussels Related Press Dansaekhwa and Korean Abstraction at Boghossian Foundation in Brussels Blouin Artinfo : 21 February 2016

Opening at the Boghossian Foundation’s Villa Empain in Brussels this weekend is When Process Becomes Form: Dansaekhwa and Korean Abstraction, the first exhaustive exhibition of the Korean Dansaekhwa movement in Belgium, featuring some fifty works by seven of its leading proponents: Chung Chang-Sup, Chung Sang-Hwa, Ha Chong-Hyun, Kim Whanki,...

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'When Process Becomes Form: Dansaekhwa and Korean Abstraction' Related Press 'When Process Becomes Form: Dansaekhwa and Korean Abstraction' Courtesy Tina Kim Gallery : 10 February 2016

When Process Becomes Form is the first comprehensive presentation in Belgium of a number of seminal works by a generation of Korean artists whose negotiation of abstraction has become known as Dansaekhwa.The exhibition consists of some 50 paintings and works of paper drawn from the 1970s and the 1980s, along with a substantial array of archival...

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