Colouring Time: An Exhibition from the Archive of Korean-American Artists, Part One 1955-1989

When 10 Apr 2013 - 17 May 2013
Where Korean Cultural Service New York
460 Park Avenue 6 fl
New York, NY 10013
United States

April 10 – May 17 2013

Press Release:

This exhibition is the first installment for a long-term project of the Archive of Korean- American Artists (AKAA) by the AHL Foundation. A second part of the exhibition will be held in 2014. The project of collecting and documenting materials and records related to Korean-American artists deserves more public recognition and attention. AHL Foundation and Korean Cultural Service of New York are proud to present some of these archival sources to the public in its gallery this year. Korean artists such as Whanki Kim (1913-1974), Nam June Paik (1943-2006), John Pai (b. 1937), and Po Kim (b. 1917) started to settle down in New York in the 1960s while a large number of artists arrived here to study at various MFA programs in the 1980s. Although some of those artists’ works have been much well known, proper documentation of their accomplishments deserves more awareness. The project itself is also a historical event to remember and celebrate a crucial moment of Korean contemporary art. This exhibition will present a group of the first generations who set up their studios in the greater New York area in the 1960s to the 1980s. Coloring Time will include documents, photographs, drawings and sketches of Korean America artists along with their several early works classified into three to five themes in order to show a creative journey of Korean contemporary art transplanted in the US.

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