Korean Art: Now and Then

AWNY: Contemporary Art

May 2 - 10, 2017

Seungmo Park
Maya 7616, 2011
Stainless steel mesh
64 5/8 x 64 5/8 x 4 in (164 x 164 x 10 cm)

Seungmo Park
Maya 390, 2016
Stainless steel mesh
38 3/4 x 39 x 4 3/4 in (98.4 x 99 x 12 cm)

Minjung Kim

Minjung Kim
Alveare, 2013
Mixed media on rice paper
27 1/2 x 48 3/8 in (70 x 123 cm)

Minjung Kim

Minjung Kim
Pieno di vuoto, 2005
Mixed media on rice paper
59 1/8 x 82 5/8 in (150 x 210 cm)

Minjung Kim

Minjung Kim
Mountain, 2014
Ink on rice paper
43 3/4 x 62 3/4 in (111 x 159.5 cm)

Minjung Kim

Minjung Kim
Red Mountain, 2015
Watercolor on mulberry Hanji paper
29 1/2 x 48 7/8 in (75 x 124 cm)

Jongsook Kim

Jongsook Kim
Neo-Geo Purple, 2013
Mixed Media on canvas, made with Swarovski’s cut crystals
27 1/2 x 27 1/2 in (70 x 70 cm)

Jongsook Kim

Jongsook Kim
Utopia 10, 2012
Mixed Media on canvas, made with Swarovski’s cut crystals
51 1/4 x 64 in (130.2 x 162.6 cm)

Jongsook Kim

Jongsook Kim
Still Life-Luminous Gold, 2016
Mixed Media on canvas, made with Swarovski’s cut crystals
28 5/8 x 23 7/8 in (72.7 x 60.6 cm)

Seongmin Ahn

Seongmin Ahn
Aphrodisiac_08, 2017
Ink and color on mulberry paper
48 x 36 in (122 x 91.4 cm)

Seongmin Ahn

Seongmin Ahn
Aphrodisiac_09, 2017
Ink and color on mulberry paper
48 x 36 in (122 x 91.4 cm)

Woolim Lee

Woolim Lee
In The Woods, 2017
Oil on canvas
51 1/8 x 63 1/8 in (130 x 160.2 cm)

Woolim Lee

Woolim Lee
Red Flower, 2011
Oil on canvas
38 1/4 x 51 1/4 in (97 x 130.3 cm)

Woolim Lee

Woolim Lee
Lady, 2016
OIl on canvas
35 7/8 x 28 3/4 in (91 x 73 cm)

Financial Times: How to Spend it

Financial Times: How to Spend it

New York’s newest showcase for contemporary Asian art

May 2, 2017

Asia Week New York Contemporary will feature work from China, Korea, Japan and India. - By Virginia Blackburn

The inaugural Asia Week New York Contemporary arrives on May 2-10, featuring seven galleries showcasing the work of artists from China, Korea, Japan and India. Taking place at venues across Manhattan, the pieces on show will straddle conventional media such as oil paintings, take in sculpture and installations, and push into more unusual terrain with deconstructed ceramics and, in the case of South Korea’s Seungmo Park, stainless-steel mesh, as in his Maya 7616 on show with Kang Contemporary.

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The New York Times: 10 Things to Do in NYC Now

Glimmering Treasures From the Other Side of the World

March 10, 2017

AROUND TOWN

Glimmering Treasures From the Other Side of the World
Asia Week New York

Over the next several days, until March 18, Asian art on view at Manhattan galleries and auction previews will offer some welcome doses of glitter and lightheartedness and unexpected juxtapositions of materials. Kang Collection Korean Art has hung Jongsook Kim’s contemporary canvases, with landscape contours based on traditional paintings and fashioned from Swarovski crystals.  EVE M. KAHN

The Guardian

The Guardian

What we left behind: North Korean refugee drawings lit up on the Thames

September 1, 2016

By Charlotte Jansen

The floating installation by Ik-Joong Kang, part of the Totally Thames festival that opens on Thursday, is a seven-metre-high illuminated cube constructed from hundreds of 70 x 70cm drawings, which were transferred from palm-sized sketches on Korean rice paper.

All the participants fled the North during the Korean war, which ended in 1953 in an armistice, not a peace agreement. The two countries have technically remained at war ever since, and many of the North Koreans who fled have been permanently separated from their loved ones since, forced to build a new life after the border was effectively sealed.

The New Yorker - On The Town

The New Yorker - On The Town

Asia Week New York 2015

March 13, 2015

Asia Week New York 2015 is a non-stop week of Asian art exhibitions, auctions, and events throughout the New York metropolitan area from March 13–21.

Asia Week New York 2015 includes exhibitions from 42 leading international Asian art specialists. Hailing from Belgium, England, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Switzerland, and the United States, this group of top-tier dealers represents a rich and diverse range of specialties, presenting ancient through contemporary works of art from China, India, Southeast Asia, the Himalayas, Japan, and Korea.

The New York Times: Art and Design

The New York Times: Art and Design

March 13, 2014

 By Martha Schwendener

New York dealer specializing in Korean art is Kang Collection (9 East 82nd Street), with an exhibition of very recent work by Ik-Joong Kang, a contemporary artist whose panels made of pine and liquid plastic — a kind of simulated lacquer — feature traditional motifs like moon jars used in courts for storing wine and panels that mimic bamboo.

Ik-Joong Kang's "Moon Jar With Blue Dot" was featured during Asia Week New York in March 2014