"Korean Eye: Energy and Matter" Exhibition

Museum of Arts & Design

poster for "Korean Eye: Energy and Matter" Exhibition

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The exhibition, which brings together 21 emerging and established Korean artists working in photography, painting, video, and mixed media. "Korean Eye" reflects a new era of diversity in Korean life, politics, and culture, and offers a unique opportunity for education and appreciation of Korea's rapidly developing art scene, which until recently has seen little global exposure. The exhibition offers an illuminating commentary on the philosophical and aesthetic conditions of modern Korean culture, from virtual reality and the pervasive influence of fantasy and pop culture to the dehumanization inherent in a post-industrial society. By turns ironic, satirical, and metaphorical, the exhibition includes photo-sculptures by Seung Hyo Jang; embroidery and acrylic paintings by Young In Hong; a large, imposing shark fabricated from reclaimed and repurposed automobile tires by Yong Ho Ji; and Meekyoung Shin's astonishing "antique" porcelain vases, rendered in soap.

[Image: Hong Young In "Procession (detail)" (2010) embroidery, acrylic, scenic cotton fabric, 78 3/4 x 126 in. Courtesy of the artist.]



from November 01, 2011 to February 19, 2012

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