Transcendence: Modernity and Beyond in Korean Art

Transcendence: Modernity and Beyond in Korean Art

November 8, 2008 until March 15, 2009
Singapore Art Museum

Singapore Art Museum (SAM) is proud to present Transcendence:

Modernity and Beyond in Korean Art, an exhibition that examines the development of Korean art from the 1950s to the present, seen through the perspective of 13 artists, and the first of its kind in Singapore. The exhibition is thematised into three sections: Origins of Korean Modernism, Mind Landscapes: Material Realities, Metaphysical Worlds and Collective Memories, Individual Realities, and features works on loan from the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Seoul, Korea, as well as the artists. The featured artists include: Cheong Kwang Ho, Hong Kyoung Tack, Ik-Joong Kang, Kim Hong Joo, Kim Kang Yong, Kim Tschang Yeul, Lee Jung Woong, Lee Lee Nam, Lee Ufan, Lee Yong Deok, Park Seo Bo, Suh Do Ho, Yim Tae Kyu.

Modern and contemporary Korean art is a revelation of unique aesthetics and sensibilities. When seen from a broad perspective, modern Korean art may be seen to be oscillating between two seemingly divergent approaches. On the one hand, there seems to be an effort to transcend traditional forms. Yet, on the other hand, many artists have been attempting to rediscover the spirit of traditional art. Nonetheless, artists continue to experiment to create new possibilities in art, in their quest for a strong Korean cultural identity. This has created a unique, visual vocabulary that is known as the Korean art of today. The exhibition is held in conjunction with Korea Festival 2008 in Singapore.

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