Vietnam-South Korea Monochrome Painting Exhibition

Vietnam-South Korea Monochrome Painting Exhibition

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    A work by Khang-Young-Soon

Opening: Tue 03 Dec 2019, 4 pm
Vietnam Fine Arts Museum

Exhibition: 03 – 14 Dec 2019
Vietnam Fine Arts Museum
66 Nguyen Thai Hoc, Hanoi
& Korean Cultural Center
49 Nguyen Du, Hanoi

From the organizers:

Vietnam – Korea Contemporary Art Exchange Exhibition “Khác mà giống, giống mà khác” (Different yet similar, similar yet different) will introduce to art enthusiasts of the two countries the most beautiful, multi-dimensional views of monochrome painting by 12 talented Vietnamese – Korean artists.

Korean and Vietnamese contemporary art, including monochrome painting, is always shifting according to political changes and economic development, always turning towards the inner expression and emotions of the artists. Based on these similar characteristics, Vietnamese artists always combine the simple things in life and the distinctive characteristics of Vietnamese folk art to create a unique identity for Vietnamese monochrome painting. In contrast, Korean monochrome painting is the captured moments of a slate accumulated multiple traces of time, which the artists convey through light, delicate color palettes and very specific techniques of Korean contemporary art, aiming to create visual stimuli for viewers. Those things that are simultaneously different yet similar create a beautiful and harmonious picture of this Korean-Vietnamese art exhibition.

Artwork by Doãn Hoàng Lâm

This is the first time the Korean Cultural Center organizes a large-scale contemporary art exchange exhibition in cooperation with Korean curator Chung Joon Mo (former Head of the Arts and Literature Research Department, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art) and Vietnamese curator Trịnh Tuân (Lecturer at Hanoi University of Industrial Fine Arts) to select 12 successful artists to participate in the exhibition such as Khang Youngsoon, Kim Keun Tai, Kim Chun Soo, Kim Taek Sang, Yoon Sang-Yuel, Jin Young Lee, Lee Jin Woo (South Korea) and Nguyễn Quốc Huy, Doãn Hoàng Lâm, Công Kim Hoa, Trịnh Minh Tiến, Nguyễn Linh (Vietnam).

In addition, within the exhibition, artists from both countries will have the opportunity to learn about Korean contemporary art in the Artist Talk taking place at 9 am on 4 Dec 2019 at the Korean Cultural Center, 49 Nguyen Du (free-entry), and the Artist Tour on 5 Dec 2019 at Flamingo Đại Lải and Việt Phủ Thành Chương.

Translated by Hanoi Grapevine

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