ARCHETYPES: A SPECIAL EXHIBITION BY THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF ARTS, REPUBLIC OF KOREA
In partnership with the National Academy of Arts, Republic of Korea (NAA), the Korean Cultural Centre (KCC) Australia presents Archetypes, an exhibition that highlights a rich range of Korean contemporary art by 22 pioneering Korean artists who attempted to overcome reality amid rapidly changing times.
Archetypes encompasses a wide array of artistic mediums, including paintings, sculptures, craft, calligraphy, and architecture. With a combination of newly created pieces presented alongside key existing works, the exhibition showcases a total of 32 works unveiling the legitimacy and modernity of Korean art while highlighting its significant impact on the establishment of Korean contemporary art.
Established in 1954, the NAA is dedicated to recognising and honouring artists who have made significant contributions to the development of culture and the arts. As a prominent organisation representing culture and arts, the NAA boasts 79 members across various fields such as literature, fine arts, music, theatre, film, and dance. Only senior artists who have rendered meritorious services in artistic creation can be elected as members.
Featuring 14 current members of the fine arts division of the NAA including Myeungro Yoon, Heeyoung Yoo, Kwangjin Park, Souckchin Kim, Sanghwa Chung, Jongsang Lee, Loijin Jeun, Jongtae Choi, Taijung Um, Euisoon Choi, Shinja Lee, Chankyun Kang, Changryun Kwon, Seungjoong Yoon, Archetypes also brings together a collection of works by seminal former members of the NAA, such as Hwanki Kim, Youngkuk Yoo, Seoungwoo Oh, Kyungja Chun, Seok Suh, Chongyoung Kim, Soonsuk Lee, and Jaihyung Sohn.
21 July – 8 September
Korean Cultural Centre Australia Gallery
Mon- Fri, 10am-6pm