LACMA and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH) will present the first major museum exhibition in the United States to focus on contemporary art from South Korea. The exhibition features work by a generation of artists who have emerged since the mid-1980s—some well-known and others on the brink of recognition—working on the cutting edge of international art trends and within a distinctly Korean context. Featuring site-specific installations as well as video, computer animation, and sculpture, the exhibition represents each artist through a large-scale installation piece or substantial body of work. Curators: Lynn Zelevansky, Contemporary Art, LACMA; Christine Starkman, Curator of Asian Art, MFAH; and Kim Sunjung, Director Samuso, Seoul, South Korea.
Choi Jeong-Hwa, Welcome, 2009, colored fabric, dimensions vary, courtesy of the artist, © Choi Jeong-Hwa.