'Home' covers concepts from the ‘residential space’ to the ‘nation.’ In Korea, there are many issues that the divided country has to bear, such as, the weight of different ideologies and the conflicted situation of combat planes and soldiers naturally appearing in the daily life. The work in this exhibition presents different aspects of the current state of Korea by showing pieces of daily life as well as social issues generated from the society that are presented after Korea’s rapid economic growth. It reflects the collective value system that the society forces on to individuals. The title of the show portrays the irony of the traditional versus the contemporary life. For example, 'Kumsukangsan' is how we called our nation, which means the land of beautiful scenery as if it is embroidered on a precious silk. It contrasts with imageries of the standardized apartment complex which took over the majority of the housing model in modern Korea and deserted redevelopment areas. The ‘Home’ is placed in front of audiences through the eyes of Korean contemporary artists.
The Korean Art Museum Association presents series of themed exhibitions with over 5,600 works by Korean Artist Project hosted by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and sponsored by Arts Council Korea. Korean Artist Project (www.koreanartistproject.com) is an online platform to promote Korean Contemporary Art since 2011. Every year, the project selects internationally active and notable Korean artists and introduces them to the world.
curated by Jin Kyung LEE
Korean Artist Project