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Korean Contemporary Art Will Be On Display In Los Angeles

By Chinelo Eze
06 September 2022   |   1:30 pm
Next week, some 130 contemporary Korean works of art, some of which were gifts from the late Lee Kun-hee, chairman of Samsung, will be on display in L.A. the United States, stated organisers. According to the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea, the exhibition, titled "The Space Between: The Modern in Korean Art,"…

Next week, some 130 contemporary Korean works of art, some of which were gifts from the late Lee Kun-hee, chairman of Samsung, will be on display in L.A. the United States, stated organisers.

According to the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea, the exhibition, titled “The Space Between: The Modern in Korean Art,” will run from Sunday until February 19 at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) in Los Angeles, California (MMCA).

According to the MMCA, it is the first international exhibition to feature Korean modern art produced between 1897 and 1965 to be staged in a western nation.

130 pieces created by 88 painters, sculptors, and photographers will be on show, including 21 pieces from the late Samsung chairman’s private collection.

They contain some of the most well-known paintings in Korea, such as “Children on the Yard” by Park Su-geun and “White Ox” by Lee Jung-seop, as well as “Rondo” and “Mountain and Moon” by Kim Whan-ki and a self-portrait by Na Hye-seok, Korea’s first female oil painter.

“The Space Between” is a component of a project by Hyundai Motor and LACMA to display works of art and initiatives promoting the intersection of art and technology.

An audio guide for the 10 items chosen for the upcoming show has been recorded in both English and Korean by BTS’s RM.