Minjung Kim
Park Seo-Bo

29.9. 2019 – 23.3.2020

Curated by: Christiane Maria Schneider

The Langen Foundation is pleased to present the first solo exhibitions in Germany by Minjung Kim (b. 1962) and Park Seo-Bo (b. 1931). Regarded as highly influential figures in Korean contemporary art, both artists initiate a dialogue between the traditions of Asian culture and Western art. The exhibition takes place throughout the Tadao Ando-designed museum and includes 70 works that give a broad overview of both artists' practice. In the tradition of the Langen family's extraordinary collection of Asian art, a bridge is offered, not only between East and West but also connecting tradition and modernity in a salient way. Kim's abstract, collaged works are created using layers of Hanji - a traditional Korean paper made from the inner bark of mulberry trees. Her refined minimalist language is in keeping with Dansaekhwa, also known as the Korean monochrome movement, which was spearheaded by Park in the 1970s. While making visual parallels with Western modernist abstraction, especially Minimalism, Dansaekhwa remained firmly rooted in Korean cultural traditions.

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