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KIAF - Korea International Art Fair

KIAF - Korea International Art Fair

Art Fair
Announcement of KIAF2009 Special Exhibition contents (31.8.2009)
  India Special Exhibition “Failed Plot”

The exhibition titled Failed Plot is inspired by the idea of the incomplete picture. Recent terror events believed to have a locus in West or South Asia and enacted in different parts of the world come to be known in media and academic parlance as the “failed plot.” As investigations get underway, the truth remains elusive, and its quest is abandoned. In a million unrecorded ways, these narratives are completed, abandoned, denied, until they uneasily subside in the residue of public memory. In this exhibition, it rather
urges an enquiry into a more personal sphere, of how we receive and make images and imaginary narratives then the actual mechanism of terror in reality. Also it includes other aspirations and life stories, poems,
manuscripts, ideas that may remain incomplete.
There are 14 participating artists whom include Tejal Shah and Chitra Canesh and from their works, the audiences may overlook at the state of Indian contemporary art that attracts global attraction recently.

Korea Special Exhibition “Modern Boy, Modern Girl-Korean Contemporary Art, Modernism and Modernity” “Modern Boy, Modern Girl-Korean Contemporary Art, Modernism and Modernity” is curated by Jung, Joon Mo, the formal head curatorial officer at the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea. The Exhibition will shed light on the works of Korean contemporary artists which were rather not widely recognized by the public, and focus on how they practiced and reflected their own unique aesthetic value in their oil paintings, the newly introduced genre of the time. It will also show how the task of practicing modernity was fulfilled by artists and their sensitivity through their manifestation of art in each period. Participating artists are divided into three eras, the first era (1920-1930’s), the second era (1940-1950’s) and the third era (post mid 1950). Main artists include Kim Whan Ki, Yoo Young Kuk, Lee Joong Seop, Moon Shin, Kim Hung Soo, Park Seo Bo and Kim Tchang Yeul with over 70 pieces of paintings.
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