Ines Min

Park Seo-Bo Ocula Conversation Park Seo-Bo By Ines Min, Seoul

To live as a hermit, secluded from this turmoil, would be an act of distancing myself from the time in which I live.

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Cristina Ricupero and Jörg Heiser Ocula Conversation Cristina Ricupero and Jörg Heiser By Ines Min, Busan

Divided We Stand, the tongue-in-cheek title of the 9 th Busan Biennale (8 September–1 November 2018), speaks to the psychological effects of borders on individual and collective social consciousness. Co-curated by artistic directors Cristina Ricupero and Jörg Heiser, with guest curator Gahee Park, the exhibition explores the divisions haunting...

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Ha Chong-Hyun Ocula Conversation Ha Chong-Hyun By Ines Min, Paris

Among the now internationally acclaimed Dansaekhwa artists, Ha Chong-Hyun (b. South Korea, 1935) is notable for his undeniable influence on the shifting landscape of Korean art in the 1960s and '70s. A part of the first wave of artists to embrace abstraction in South Korea, he also cofounded A.G., a pioneering avant-garde collective that gave...

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Haroon Mirza Ocula Conversation Haroon Mirza By Ines Min, London

Haroon Mirza experiments with light, sound, electricity and other natural elements to create otherworldly compositions that manifest as kinetic sculptures encompassing installations, and mutable performances. Though Mirza earned his BFA in painting and drawing at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (exch and BA in fine art painting at the...

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Fall Exhibitions in Vancouver Ocula Feature Fall Exhibitions in Vancouver By Ines Min, Vancouver

With an art scene replete with artist-run centres, commercial galleries, a major municipal art institution, and university-backed galleries, the fall season in Vancouver is always fully booked with openings, talks, and performances. Comprising the core of this dynamic activity are critical exhibitions that engage with the social fabric of the...

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Lee Kang-So and Choi Byung-So Ocula Conversation Lee Kang-So and Choi Byung-So By Ines Min, Vancouver

Korean artists  Choi Byung-So  and Lee Kang-So are holding simultaneous solo exhibitions at the Musée d'art moderne de Saint-Étienne Métropole, on view through to 16 October 2016. Though their names are most commonly associated with Dansaekhwa, the artists maintain distinct styles that situate their practices outside of the...

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Moon Kyungwon and Jeon Joonho Ocula Conversation Moon Kyungwon and Jeon Joonho By Ines Min, Seoul

Artists Moon Kyungwon and Jeon Joonho established their styles and names individually, but create an undeniable synergy when paired together. The duo won the Korea Artist Prize at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea, in 2012 and participated in dOCUMENTA the same year. Representing the Korean Pavilion in Venice this year...

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Minsuk Cho Ocula Conversation Minsuk Cho By Ines Min, Seoul

Minsuk Cho, principal architect at Mass Studies and commissioner of the Golden Lion-winning Korea Pavilion at last year’s Venice Architecture Biennale, just closed his first major exhibition at PLATEAU, Samsung Museum of Art. And while Before/After, a data-centric retrospective of the first dozen years of his firm via both realized and...

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Yongwoo Lee Ocula Conversation Yongwoo Lee By Ines Min, Seoul

It’s a milestone year for Yongwoo Lee. He was recently elected president of the International Biennial Association at the group’s first general assembly in Berlin last month, which was the result of years of planning with global art figures. This is not to mention this year marks the 20th anniversary since he founded the Gwangju...

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G-Seoul 14: Back To Boutique Ocula Feature G-Seoul 14: Back To Boutique By Ines Min, Seoul

The pressure is high for boutique art fair G-Seoul 14 this year, though you wouldn’t know it by the easy glamour and airy polish of its backdrop: the newly broken-in Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP) designed by Zaha Hadid and officially opened this March. The curvilinear hall, expansive ceiling space, and ceiling-to-floor white motif lends...

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Lee Daehyung Ocula Conversation Lee Daehyung By Ines Min, Seoul

Lee Daehyung’s name is difficult to escape within the Korean art world. From self-made independent curator to art director for major South Korean conglomerate Hyundai Motor Company, Lee has been the driving force behind some of the country’s most innovative shows and collaborations over the past decade. While his work can dive into...

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Synergetic Seoul: Movers In The Korean Art Scene Ocula Feature Synergetic Seoul: Movers In The Korean Art Scene By Ines Min, Seoul

It’s easy to list off the most influential gallerists in Seoul. Kukje, Arario, Hyundai, PKM, Pyo and Gana Art. But in recent years, a pivotal band of creative spaces have been taking the South Korean art scene in a different direction, headed by a new generation of artists and gallerists able to adapt to the post-recession economic...

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Gwangju Folly Ii: An Intimate Introduction Ocula Feature Gwangju Folly Ii: An Intimate Introduction By Ines Min, Seoul

“Dear travelling companions, I beg your forgiveness for intruding upon your precious time on this very special journey. I know you must all be going somewhere important. The journey is short, but life is long, and all I want—I, who have no destination, no final stop—is two minutes of your time. Indulge me, fellow citizens, be...

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MMCA Seoul's First Steps Ocula Feature MMCA Seoul's First Steps By Ines Min, Seoul

South Korea’s most anticipated event of the year, the opening of MMCA Seoul, is a milestone for the national museum and local art scene. The new outpost of South Korea’s singular, national contemporary art museum is situated on a minefield of historic structures, set within a zoning law nightmare, and sandwiched between...

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