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Chun Kyung-ja: Eternal Narcissist (permanent exhibition)

  • Art
  • 3 out of 5 stars

Time Out says

3 out of 5 stars

Chun Kyung-ja was a pioneering force in traditional Korean painting, and is best known for her vivid, often intense depictions of female figures. With an educational background in Japan and France, and influence from her frequent visits to Tahiti and all over Africa, Chun’s works contain a distinct, mysterious quality that has the power to challenge social norms and empower the viewer. While her passing is still left with institutional rifts and corruption that have overshadowed the late artist's legacy, the ninety pieces of art donated by Chun herself to the Seoul Museum of Art remain and continue to communicate with the audience. Currently divided into four sections: My Sad Legend, Fantasy Drama, Drawing, and Free Woman, the Eternal Narcissist exhibit offers a glimpse into the artist’s life through the intense, self-reflective study evident in her paintings.


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