A unique platform to bring contemporary Korean art to a new international audience at the Saatchi Gallery to coincide with the Olympic Games.
The exhibition presents the largest survey of new Korean art to date, and highlights an exciting group of artists who have recently emerged on the global art scene, producing work that provides an arresting insight into the future of contemporary art in Korea.
Korean Eye 2012 will be the very first time this group of artists have shown their work together, demonstrating a very diverse range of influences including fluency with technology, incredible attention to design and detail, and more historic factors, such as western classical art and Korea's many years of occupation by foreign powers.
Hyung Koo Kang, Theresa, 2011, Oil on aluminium, 240x240cm
It will also be the first time the Saatchi Gallery has helped curate an exhibition of this scale from work outside its own collection, selecting the final 33 artists from Korean Eye's long list of 2000 artists who entered over 28,000 works for consideration. Korean Eye 2012 features work by:
BAHK, Seon Ghi
CHAE, Mi Hyun
CHO, Duck Hyun
HONG, Seung Hee
HONG, Soo Yeon
HONG, Sung Chul
KANG, Hyung Koo
KIM, Dong Yoon
KIM, Hyuen Jun
LEE, Ji Yen
LEE, Kwang Ho
OH, Jeong Il
YOU, Myung Gyun
Both a catalogue and hard-back book published by Booth-Clibborn Editions and SKIRA respectively will accompany the exhibition.
Throughout September, the Gallery is open Wednesday to Sunday from 10am to 6pm.