Korean Eye 2020

Creativity and Daydream

30 September - 25 October 2020

Exhibition Closed


EUNHA KIM, Bon Appetit, 2019, Clothes, collage, abandoned clothes
173.5 x 136.7 x 24 cm, Courtesy of the artist

Korean Eye 2020: Creativity and Daydream aims to guide viewers to a creativity that is both old-fashioned and contemporary, notable for its clarity and nearly mechanical precision.

Young Korean artists nowadays have the common skill of creating plausible myths and of narrating them using novel techniques and mediums achieving perfect visual shape only with a rigorous approach.

Contemporary art of South Korea is defined by an aesthetic expression that can be understood by everyone: by addressing complex topics and national traditions, the artists use an intuitively clear visual code.

Creativity and Daydream invites onlookers to participate in the development of a new art, and encourages them to unveil new aspects of South Korean Contemporary Art. The exhibition includes includes 20 emerging and established contemporary Korean artists.

Korean Eye 2020 is presented by Hana Bank, and has been curated by Serenella Ciclitira, Founder of the Global Eye Programme, Dr. Dimitri Ozerkov, Head of the Contemporary Art Department at the State Hermitage Museum, Philippa Adams, Head Curator and Director of Saatchi Gallery. The exhibition includes 20 emerging and established contemporary Korean artists. Following the exhibition at Saatchi Gallery, Korean Eye 2020: Creativity and Daydream will travel to South Korea for the final leg of this international exhibition.

Korean Eye 2020 is presented as part of STARTNET Art Fair. Click for tickets.

Supported by: Hana Bank

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