This will be the first major exhibition of Korean contemporary art in Seattle in the recent decade. In collaboration with Ms. Choi Eunju, former chief curator of the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Korea, and the first in-residence visiting curator sponsored by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation at the Seattle Art Museum, SAM will present six leading-edge Korean contemporary artists’ representative works in this exhibition.
These works range from mix-media installation, video art, to photography, all of which are prominent forms in Korean contemporary art. Each work in its own way addresses an important, often poignant, issue, and yet, as a group, all the works address paradoxes in Korean art and society.
The exhibition is co-organized by the Seattle Art Museum and National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea.