Showing posts with label Korean art. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Korean art. Show all posts

Monday, August 22

T.O.P Calls on Friends for his guest-curated auction at Sotheby’s

Photographer: Hong Jang Hyun. Photo Production: Gary So @ Mad Carrot Production
Paik Nam June, Fat Boy, 1997, Estimate: HK$3,500,000 – 4,500,000 / US$ 449,000 – 577,500

Korean rapper and actor Choi Seung-hyun, aka T.O.P has worked with Sotheby’s to guest-curate an evening sale of Western and Asian contemporary art in Hong Kong taking place on October 3.

Thursday, December 17

Wu Guanzhong’s Major Retrospective Showcases Lesser Known Oil Works

Widely considered as one of the great Chinese ink masters of the 20th century, Wu Guanzhong was also an accomplished oil painter, spending the first part of his career fully dedicated to the medium. A major new retrospective opening on Thursday at the National Gallery Singapore, ‘Beauty Beyond Form,’ provides a comprehensive insight into Wu’s prolific career, presenting examples of the large ink works he started producing in his 50s along with some of his earlier oil paintings.

Wednesday, May 8

Do-Ho Suh Working on New STPI Residency, Planning Major Installation in Seoul

 London-based Korean artist Do-Ho Suh was recently back at the Singapore Tyler Print Institute for two days to continue and expand the work he first did there in 2010.

Wednesday, March 27

Korean Artists Showcase Environmental Concerns @ Opera Gallery

 “Elements of Nature,” which recently opened at Opera Gallery, brings together three Korean artists bound together by their interest in the environment.

Friday, September 21

Mixed results at Christie's NY Fall

Christie’s NY concluded its Fall Asian Art Week with a combined total of $44.73 million achieved over four days of sales. Looking at the details of the results, not everything sold (in fact just 58% of the lots in the Japanese and Korean art sold, while the rest of the categories sold 70-75% of their lots), but what did sold well.

Tuesday, September 11

Kwang Young Chun @ Hasted Kraeutler, New York

Korean artist Kwang Young Chun has been making large works called Aggregations since 1995. Most hang on the wall, some on the floor. All are covered by small triangular objects, pieces of Styrofoam wrapped in mulberry paper tied with a thin string.

Wednesday, August 15

Spectacular fusuma headlines Christie's NY Fall sale of Japanese/Korean Art

This spectacular fusuma (set of interior sliding doors) by Hasegawa Tonin will headline the Japanese portion of Christie's NY Fall sale of Japanese and Korean Art taking place September 11.

Tuesday, July 24

Korean Eye 2012 @ Saatchi, London

Sungsoo koo, From the series Magical reality tour bus, 2005                                                                 

Korean Eye 2012, a major survey of Korean contemporary, will open at Saatchi Gallery in London on July 27.

Thursday, June 7

Do Ho Suh's Fallen Star @ UC San Diego's Stuart Collection

When Do Ho Suh first proposed “Fallen Star” to UC San Diego’s Stuart Collection, he “never thought it would be realized.” A cottage built from scratch and permanently joined to an existing campus building – several stories up in the air?

But there it is: seven years after the initial sketch, the artwork is ready for visitors. It opens to the public on June 7, with a meet-the-artist event from 1 to 5 p.m.

Friday, May 11

Previews from Art HK 2012

Masriadi - Gajah Gallery

We are less than one week away from the very much awaited Art HK 12 fair (May 17-20) and some of the 266 galleries have started sending previews of the art works they will show.. Here are a few pieces that caught my eye...

Thursday, February 23

Korean artist JeongMee Yoon wins 2011 Sovereign Asian Art Prize

Korean photographer JeongMee Yoon's work The Pink Project II – Lauren & Carolyn and Their Pink & Purple Things has won the 2011 Sovereign Asian Art Prize.

Tuesday, February 14

Lee Bul: From Me, Belongs to You Only @ Mori Art Museum in Tokyo

The Mori Art Museum has opened the exhibition, Lee Bul: From Me, Belongs to You Only, which includes early art performances, a series of sculptural wroks transcending the body, and also recent works reminiscent of architectural or urban planning models.

Thursday, January 12

Korean artists dominate Sovereign ASian Art Prize finalists

Chan-Hyo Bae's Existing in Costume Sleeping Beauty
Korean artists are dominating the list of Sovereign Asian Art Prize finalists, underlying the currently vitality of that local art scene. No less than 10 Korean artists are viying for the annual prestigious prize organized by the Sovereign Art Foundation, a charity registered in Hong Kong and the UK that raises money to help disadvantaged children using the arts.

Amongst my favorite works is a photograph by Chan-Hyo Bae, a London-based artist who has been exmining representative western fair tales, examining how social classes are present and defined in these stories and how they contain tacit messages that the weak should obey the order designed by the strong in order to enjoy happiness.

Sunday, January 8

Seoul to get new UUL museum for contemporary art end 2013

UUL is the new name of the Seoul branch of the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea (NMOCA) which is to be open at the end of 2013.
It is an acronym of the Korean word “우리[wuri]” which refers to “we” and Korean word meaning “fence.” It embodies the concept of the Museum as “our own museum, which is always with us.”

Monday, December 19

Lehmann Maupin Gallery @ STPI and Art Stage Singapore

Do Ho Suh

The celebrated New York art gallery, Lehmann Maupin Gallery, is deeping its toes into Singapore's art  market with a double presence come January. First it will participate for the first time in Art Stage Singapore presenting a selection of works by some of the artists it represents. Highlights will include new work by Ashley Bickerton, Do Ho Suh's Uni-Form/s: Self-Portrait/s: My 39 Years, a large painting by Hernan Bas and new work by Suling Wang. It will also hold a one-month long collaborative exhibition at the Singapore Tyler Print Institute.

Lee Bull

Sunday, December 4

Seung Hoon Park @ Pyo Gallery LA in Los Angeles

Korean photographer Seung Hoon Park is having a solo show of new photographs at Pyo Gallery LA entitled Travel Log - Italy, The Story of Three Cities. These photos weave together a narrative from tourist landmarks and fragments of 16 mm film into a cinematic experience, exploring the landscape as a journal of daily inquiry.

Friday, October 21

Do Ho Suh @ Seattle Art Museum

Do Ho Suh, Gate
Photo by Nathaniel Wilson

The Seattle Art Museum has opened Luminous: The Art of Asia, an exhibition that showcases the institution's diverse Asian collections with a presentation of nearly 200 works from Chinese bronzes and Japanese lacquers to Korean ceramics and South Asian sculpture and painting. One of my favorite Korean artist Do Ho Suh installed a multimedia gate, especially commissioned for this exhibition and provides a contemporary response to the historical material.

Friday, October 14

Kim Joon @ Sundaram Tagore Galleries, Hong Kong

Drunken-Mouton Rothschild, 2011, digital print

This new exhibition will open at Sundaram Tagore Galleries in Hong Kong on Oct 18. For his two new series, Fragile and Drunken, Korean artist Kim Joon composes appealing landscapes of porcelain-like human bodies tattooed from head to toe in the brand imagery. Using digital prints exploring he explores universal human themes of fragility, seduction and imperfection.

Tuesday, October 11

Hyung Koo Kang @ Singapore Art Museum

Hailed as one of the most important portraitists working in Korea today, Hyung Koo Kang is renowned for his hyper realistic renditions of famous icons, such as Marilyn Monroe, Van Gogh and Einstein.