To live as a hermit, secluded from this turmoil, would be an act of distancing myself from the time in which I live.
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 consciousne
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 '
[Haroon Mirza] experiments with light, sound, electricity and other natural elements to create otherworldly compositions that manifest as kinetic sculptures encompassing installations, and mutab
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
It's been a long time since I abandoned the notion of creating a masterpiece. As I hover on the border between art and life, I make work that is meaningful even as it is meaningless.
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
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 exhibit
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
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...
Capitalism and the art market, moreover institutions and academies, should coexist and have a mutual respect for one another
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...
“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...
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...