The Korea Foundation (Open the link) recently released an English translation of the book "Modern Korean Artists". The publication is a compilation of articles about contemporary artists from the quarterly magazine "Koreana" from 2000 to 2008 and lists various genres of Korean art from fine arts to Korean film.
Korea Foundation explains in its announcement that although Korea's contemporary art world can't be dealt with fully within a single volume, the book provides a close-up look at several key figures who have contributed to the advancement of the modern art scene in Korea.
The book is divided into five sections: visual art, performance, music, architecture and film. In the visual art section, 12 notable artists are introduced, including Park Soo-geun, Lee U-fan, Bae Bien-u and Park Seo-bo; in performance artists, Lee Ae-ju and Kang Soo-jin; in music, 10 musicians including Kim Duk-soo, Ahn Sook-sun, Jo Sumi and Chung Myung-hoon; in architecture, the three architects Jo Sung-ryong, Seung Hyo-sang and Hwang Doo-jin; and the three film directors Lee Chang-dong, Hong Sang-soo and Kim Ki-duk.
The book will be distributed to major universities, libraries and museums overseas. Those interested can order the book from Amazon (Open the link) or Seoul Selection (Open the link). It is also available at retail bookstores for 50,000 won (less than US$50). For more information, call (82-2) 2151-6542 or e-mail [email protected].
By Kim Hee-sung
Korea.net Staff Writer
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