X: Korean Art in the Nineties

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Although the Korean art scene has never dominated world presence (as of yet), it has been constantly thriving in the peninsula. Following a popular retrospective cultural phenomena in the country, SeMA presents X: Korean Art in the Nineties. The exhibit specifically focuses on a decade between 1987 and 1996, when a series of social incidents shook the country. This drastic period of excess, loss and collapse, which is what defines Korea’s rapid development, is very well depicted by the almost chaotic sensation felt by the intense mixing of sounds, lights, and images displayed in abundance, everywhere in the exhibition. Although the show may sound more like an historical record of art from the 90’s, this exhibition fully indulges the viewers in an experience that takes them back in time to be able. You will be able to re-contextualize the artistic landscape of the 90’s and begin to see how it has impacted and developed into Korean contemporary art today.

By: Chuljunsung

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