‘Modern and Contemporary Art’ at Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul

Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art presents “Modern and Contemporary Art” at their Seoul venue.

The permanent collection comprises leading works of Korean art from 1910 onwards, along with important examples of international art since 1945. The collection includes works by early modern Korean painters such as Lee Sang-beom and Byeon Kwan-sik who used traditional ink painting method, as well as Lee In-sung, Lee Joong-seop, Park Soo-keun and Chang Uc-chin, who sought to express universal Korean sentiments in Western-style painting methods. In addition, the collection has important works by Kim Whan-ki and Nam Jun Paik, who paved the way for the international recognition of Korean art, as well as other works by mid-career artists such as Lee Bul and Do Ho Suh.

Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art is an open museum where traditional art, embodying the beauty of Korea and contemporary art, representing the energy of our times, and international art, reflecting current values coexist. In 2004, Samsung Museum of Art, which has strived to preserve our cultural heritage and share it with the public under the efforts of the Samsung Foundation of Culture, established in 1965, opened Leeum, Samsung Museum of art. In 2014, in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the establishment of the museum, Leeum redesigned its existing MI, which symbolized continuity of time, connecting the past, the present, and the future.

The exhibition is on view at Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, 60-16 Itaewon-ro 55-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, Korea 04348. 

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