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Cinga Samson: ‘a different conversation on representation’ Ocula Conversation Cinga Samson: ‘a different conversation on representation’ By Jareh Das, New York

Cinga Samson 's paintings lay bare the complex relationship between contemporary life, African traditions, globalisation, and representation. His strikingly sombre portraits contain similarities to those of contemporary painters such as Toyin Ojih Odutola, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye , Kehinde Wiley , Florine Démosthène, and Tunji...

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Armory Week Lowdown: Art Shows to See Ocula Report Armory Week Lowdown: Art Shows to See By Casey Carsel, New York

After structural issues forced The Armory Show into last-minute relocation pirouettes last year, the fair returns between 5 and 8 March 2020 with a flourishing programme, complemented by stand-out shows across New York City.

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Danh Vo at Winsing Art Place, Taipei: Exhibition Walkthrough Ocula Insight
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At the freshly opened Winsing Art Place in Taipei, works by Vietnamese-Danish artist Danh Vo are being presented in Taiwan for the first time. In this video, the founder of Winsing Arts Foundation, Jenny Yeh, introduces Vo's exhibition.

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(1927 – 2011), South Korea

Chung Chang-Sup Biography

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.

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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.

Chung Chang-Sup Featured Artworks

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Meditation 90925 by Chung Chang-Sup contemporary artwork
Chung Chang-SupMeditation 90925, 1990Best fibre on canvas
162 x 130 cm
Tina Kim Gallery Enquire about this work
Meditation 9601 by Chung Chang-Sup contemporary artwork
Chung Chang-SupMeditation 9601, 1996Korean Tak paper (mulberry fibre) on canvas
260 x 160 cm
Axel Vervoordt Gallery Enquire about this work
Untitled by Chung Chang-Sup contemporary artwork
Chung Chang-SupUntitled, early 1990sTak fiber on canvas
243.5 x 122 cm
Axel Vervoordt Gallery Enquire about this work
Meditation by Chung Chang-Sup contemporary artwork
Chung Chang-SupMeditation, early 1990sTak fiber on canvas
180 x 90 cm
Axel Vervoordt Gallery Enquire about this work
Return One-G by Chung Chang-Sup contemporary artwork
Chung Chang-SupReturn One-G, 1977Mixed media on canvas
163.5 x 131.5 cm
Tina Kim Gallery Enquire about this work
Meditation 94703 by Chung Chang-Sup contemporary artwork
Chung Chang-SupMeditation 94703, 1994Tak fiber on canvas
244 x 122 cm
Perrotin Enquire about this work
Meditation 9655 by Chung Chang-Sup contemporary artwork
Chung Chang-SupMeditation 9655, 1996Best fibre on canvas
162 x 112 cm
Tina Kim Gallery Enquire about this work
Meditation 951120 by Chung Chang-Sup contemporary artwork
Chung Chang-SupMeditation 951120, 1995Tak fiber on canvas
244 x 122 cm
Perrotin Enquire about this work

Chung Chang-Sup 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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Chung Chang-Sup 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 12 December 2016, Art Radar Journal

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...

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

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 21 February 2016, Blouin Artinfo

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' 10 February 2016, Courtesy Tina Kim Gallery

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...

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