Tina Kim sold two paintings by Dansaekhwa artist Ha Chong-Hyun in the range of $200,000 to $300,000 as well as an intricate embroidery and text work by Ghada Amer for $45,000. The artist will show a new series of sculptures at the gallery next year—a body of work facilitated by the dealer’s own quarantine in Korea. While there, Kim worked to help facilitate the series’ production with a local fabricator.
“See what happens?” Kim said. “You get to work more closely with the artists in a time like this.”
During the same period of the 13th edition of the Gwangju Biennale, the Gwangju Biennale Foundation presents the GB Commission and MaytoDay projects at the former Armed Forces’ Gwangju Hospital.
Born in 1957, in Seoul, Rhee Kibong is an artist using elements like fog, bubble, water, and dust. He explains the beauty of these substances although they are ephemeral and fades easily and explains that our body works in a similar way. He does not set any limits to materials, rather makes painting and installation both. Earning his B.F.A and M.F.A in Painting from Seoul National University, he is currently a professor of Fine Arts Department at the Korea University. He was included in Cagnes International Art Festival(1991), Bienal de Arte Contemporaneo de Sevilla(2008), Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art(2009), Moscow Biennale(2011) and other many exhibitions, gain attention.