Ha Chong-Hyun: Conjunction
|When||6 Nov 2015 - 12 Dec 2015|
|Where||Tina Kim Gallery
525 West 21st Street
New York, NY 10011
Opening Reception: Friday, November 6, 6-8pm
Tina Kim Gallery is very pleased to present a solo exhibition of Ha Chong-Hyun, one of Korea’s most acclaimed artists. A leading member of the movement known as Dansaekhwa, Ha has consistently used material experimentation and innovative studio processes to redefine the role of painting, playing a significant role bridging the avant-garde traditions between the East and the West. While often translated as “School of White” and likened to a Korean version of monochrome, Dansaekhwa is a diverse artistic tradition born out of the tumult that followed Korea’s independence after WWII and the Korean War. For Ha, this period of dramatic social change provided an opportunity to challenge and reinvent the role of art in Korea; confronting contradictions with the West enabled the artist to explore subjects of consciousness and postcolonial identity alongside formal attributes of painting. Within the broad terms of Dansaekhwa, the late 20th century provided a fertile milieu for Ha to invent a uniquely powerful body of abstract work that continues to evolve and challenge audiences today.
This comprehensive exhibition at the gallery provides an invaluable opportunity to experience an artist whose work has challenged the traditional definition of painting and helped open a new and vital chapter in Korean abstract art. Still active in his eighties, the show will include both historical works as well as paintings made specifically for the exhibition.
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