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b. 1935, South Korea

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Mexico City’s Major Fair Exposes the Art World’s Renewed Love of Craft Related Press Mexico City’s Major Fair Exposes the Art World’s Renewed Love of Craft 7 February 2019, Observer

As someone who has personally spent too much time in too many art fairs over the past decade or so, I have become acclimated to a certain kind of art-fair art-viewing experience. Neon signs vie for attention with massive dayglo paintings, holograms in pristine plexiglass vitrines strive to out-wow the virtual reality experiences offered in Oculus...

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Ruggedly Refined Monochrome: Ha Chong-Hyun at Tina Kim Related Press Ruggedly Refined Monochrome: Ha Chong-Hyun at Tina Kim 14 June 2018, artcritical

It is not uncommon among contemporary Korean artists to find the same title used repeatedly for different paintings, often over a period of several years. Although one might find a number sequence to differentiate one painting from the next, for the most part the repetition of the title is perennial.

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Ha Chong-Hyun at Almine Rech Gallery, Paris Related Press Ha Chong-Hyun at Almine Rech Gallery, Paris 23 May 2017, ArtAsiaPacific

At Almine Rech Gallery in Paris, 21 of the artist's paintings, the majority of which were created in the past four years, demonstrated Ha's ability to imbue paint with the qualities of sculpture. The artist uses a methodical, labor-intensive process to create energetic paintings on hemp cloth, recalling the sacks of aid supplies distributed to...

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Making sense of the abstract Related Press Making sense of the abstract 1 March 2017, China Daily

Dansaekhwa, a genre of monochromatic paintings from South Korea, will make its Chinese mainland debut in September. The show at Yuz Museum in Shanghai, featuring more than 70 works by different artists, including the elderly, is expected to draw collectors and lovers of art who share cultural similarities with Korean people. The artworks are...

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Monochrome and minimalism: 6 Dansaekhwa artists in New York Related Press Monochrome and minimalism: 6 Dansaekhwa artists in New York 23 May 2016, Art Radar

Dansaekhwa, or Korean monochrome art, is characterised by painting in a single colour, textured and with simplified images. Featured as a collateral event of the 56th Venice Biennale (2015), the art form has also generated interest in the western world through recent exhibitions such as From All Sides: Tansaekhwa on Abstraction (Blum & Poe...

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Dansaekhwa in the limelight at art hubs Related Press Dansaekhwa in the limelight at art hubs 22 April 2016, The Korea Herald

A series of Dansaekhwa painting exhibitions are taking place at art fairs and exhibitions in the art hubs of New York, Brussels and France, solidifying the Korean monochrome art movement’s presence in the Western art scene. Paintings of two acclaimed Dansaekhwa artists – Ha Chong-hyun and Kwon Young-woo –  will be on...

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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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 The rise of Dansaekhwa Related Press The rise of Dansaekhwa 21 January 2016, MutualArt

Dansaekhwa and Minimalism, which opened January 16 at Blum & Poe in Los Angeles, is the latest in a series of exhibitions and publications devoted to the Korean monochrome painting movement sweeping the globe of late. While Dansaekhwa (also spelled “Tansaekhwa”) emerged somewhat concurrently with American Minimalism, this is the...

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Korea’s Monochrome Painting Movement Is Having a New York Moment Related Press Korea’s Monochrome Painting Movement Is Having a New York Moment 3 December 2015, Hyperallergic

The term Dansaekhwa, or “monochrome painting,” may elude readers unfamiliar with Korean, but it represents arguably Korea’s most important art movement of the late 20th century. The artists who practiced this approach to painting began to emerge in the early 1970s, when the Republic of Korea was still under a military...

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Ha Chong-Hyun Unveils New Works in New York Related Press Ha Chong-Hyun Unveils New Works in New York 12 November 2015, Blouin Artinfo

Shrewd observers may have noticed that the busy fall season of new exhibitions opening and ongoing in New York has turned the spotlight on several prominent, senior Korean artists associated with the so-called monochrome painting movement, or Dansaekhwa.

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The Koreans at the top of the art world Related Press The Koreans at the top of the art world 6 October 2015, The New Yorker

Next week, when V.I.P.s and special guests shuffle through Christie’s new West Galleries, in Rockefeller Center, they will alight on a series of abstract paintings by a group of relatively unknown artists. These pieces reflect a recent market craze for attractive, anodyne work with an emphasis on process and materials. But the artists at the...

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Trinity of burlap, paint and Ha Chong-hyun Related Press Trinity of burlap, paint and Ha Chong-hyun 29 September 2015, Korea Times

Ha Chong-hyun, 80, is one of the first generation of Dansaekhwa, or Korean monochrome, painters. Despite his age, the artist never rests. He still spends six to 10 hours in his studio six days a week, challenging himself to try new things. A solo exhibition underway at Kukje Gallery in downtown Seoul contains Ha's latest works from his...

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Blum & Poe At Art Basel In Miami Beach 2014 Related Press Blum & Poe At Art Basel In Miami Beach 2014

Ocula's photographer Charles Roussel visited the Blum & Poe booth (K21) at Art Basel in Miami Beach. They brought works to the fair by Anya Gallaccio, Linder, Kishio Suga and Ha Chonghyun.

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