b. 1936, South Korea

Lee Ufan Ocula Magazine

Matthew Shieh: A Family Collection Ocula Conversation Matthew Shieh: A Family Collection By Stephanie Bailey, Taipei

Matthew Shieh introduces his family collection and its development within the context of Taiwan's arts landscape, which boasts a rich collecting culture.

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Lee Ufan Ocula Conversation Lee Ufan By Katie Fallen, Hong Kong

This is the contemporary issue. Painting and sculpture, made and unmade, and now space and place; because my work is not just an object, it is an object and space together, made and unmade.

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Joan Kee Ocula Conversation Joan Kee By Anna Dickie, Michigan

Ironically, the biggest obstacle in the promotion of Korean art is the endless insistence on putting the 'Korean' before the art

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Why the Art World Is Pivoting Towards South Korea Ocula News Why the Art World Is Pivoting Towards South Korea Seoul, 5 October 2021

South Korea is more than just a viable option in a complicated region. Galleries are especially buoyed by the rise of a new generation of collectors.

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The Magnificent Seven Art Sites: Benesse Naoshima Ocula Photolog The Magnificent Seven Art Sites: Benesse Naoshima

Part of a series focusing on the world's best art sites, this Photolog features images from Benesse Art Site on the small islands of Naoshima, Teshima and Inujima in Japan. It brings together contemporary art and architecture in resonance with the pristine nature of the Seto Inland Sea region. Throughout the islands, artworks are exhibited inside...

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The Magnificent Seven Art Sites: Château La Coste Ocula Photolog The Magnificent Seven Art Sites: Château La Coste

Part of a series focusing on the world's best art sites, this Photolog features images from Château La Coste located in Provence, France. Laid out across hectares of vineyards and fields, the site presents an extraordinary blend of contemporary art, architecture and wine culture.

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$20m Joan Mitchell Leads Sales at Art Basel in Hong Kong Ocula News $20m Joan Mitchell Leads Sales at Art Basel in Hong Kong Hong Kong, 21 May 2021

No other work came close, but sales in the six-figure range were strong.

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Provoke: Revolutionary Gestures by Tokyo’s Avantgarde Group Ocula Feature Provoke: Revolutionary Gestures by Tokyo’s Avantgarde Group By Christine Han, Taipei

At the Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei, PROVOKE – Opposing Centrism unfurls the history of the renowned post-war avantgarde artist group Provoke, which included figures like Daido Moriyama.

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Thaddaeus Ropac Seoul Opening Fuels Frieze Rumours Ocula News Thaddaeus Ropac Seoul Opening Fuels Frieze Rumours Seoul, 14 May 2021

KÖNIG Galerie also opened in the city recently, while Pace Gallery expanded, boosting speculation Frieze will launch a Seoul fair next year.

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Editorial Selections at Art Basel OVR: Pioneers Ocula Insight Editorial Selections at Art Basel OVR: Pioneers By Ocula Magazine, Online

Ocula's editors select their picks from OVR: Pioneers, Art Basel's online platform featuring artists who have forged new trajectories in art.

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Shanghai Art Week: Exhibitions to See Ocula Feature Shanghai Art Week: Exhibitions to See By Tessa Moldan, Shanghai

With Art021 and West Bund Art & Design taking place in November, we recommend 17 shows to see in Shanghai this winter.

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Ten Decades, Nine Works From Art Basel's OVR:20c Ocula News Ten Decades, Nine Works From Art Basel's OVR:20c London, 27 October 2020

The digital showcase of 20th century art takes place from 28–31 October.

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At Art Taipei, Galleries Adapt to Regional Politics Ocula Feature At Art Taipei, Galleries Adapt to Regional Politics By Sam Gaskin, Tapiei

The longest-running art fair in Asia returned to Taipei's World Trade Center for its 26th edition in October.

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Art Jakarta Lowdown: Art Shows to See Ocula Feature Art Jakarta Lowdown: Art Shows to See By Aisha Johan, Jakarta

Between 30 August and 1 September 2019, the 11th edition of [Art Jakarta][0] will take place at its new home at the Jakarta Convention Center following its rebranding, with collector Tom Tandio as dir

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New York Autumn Exhibitions: The Lowdown Ocula Feature New York Autumn Exhibitions: The Lowdown By Jareh Das, New York

With a host of exhibitions to choose from, this Ocula Lowdown highlights some of the best gallery and museum shows to see in New York this fall.

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Top 5 booths at Art Busan 2016 Ocula Feature Top 5 booths at Art Busan 2016 By Angela Suh, Busan

Located a stones throw from the famed Haeundae Beach, popularised in Korean cinema and countless K-dramas, Art Busan 2016

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Dynamic Busan: More to see than just the sea Ocula Feature Dynamic Busan: More to see than just the sea By Angela Suh, Busan

The second largest city in South Korea, with a population of 3.6 million, Busan is a thriving metropolis situated at the south eastern end of the Korean peninsula. As a port city, Busan has a r

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Beyond Influence: The Legacy of Korean Monochrome Painting Ocula Feature Beyond Influence: The Legacy of Korean Monochrome Painting By Stephanie Bailey, London

'One thing to remember about Tansaekhwa is that it was never an official movement,' Joan Kee, Associate Professor of Art History at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, explains in an email interview. 'There was no manifesto, no declaration—not even a series of exhibitions consciously organized under that rubric.' 

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Total Abstraction: A Report From Art Basel Miami Beach Ocula Feature Total Abstraction: A Report From Art Basel Miami Beach By Stephanie Bailey, Miami

General consensus? This years edition of Art Basel in Miami Beach was better than the last. Everything was “more” – more vibrancy, daring choices, and a more buoyant market. The Public program at Collin’s Park was a complete success, featuring performance pieces by artists including Ryan McNamara, Mungo Thomson and David...

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Seoul - Get, Set, Go! The Seoul Art Race Ocula Feature Seoul - Get, Set, Go! The Seoul Art Race By Mark Waugh, Seoul

So everyone who went to the opening of the 55th Biennale of Venice knows that the art world moves at curious speeds. You see movers and shakers lost in chat and apparently blind to the works on the wall or asleep on their feet in queues for the ‘Must See Pavilion’. Well one of the slowest moving of these was for Kimsooja's...

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