The Art of Dansaekhwa

Published in conjunction with the celebrated exhibition by the same name, The Art of Dansaekhwa explores the individual and collective narratives of the Dansaekhwa artists, such as Lee Ufan, Park Seo-Bo, Ha Chong-Hyun, Chung Sang-Hwa, and Chung Chang-Sup. Dansaekhwa emerged in a climate of instability and rapid change both in social and political structures in post-war Korea. This catalogue examines the evolution of the movement as it modernized the Korean art scene and rooted itself in the cannon of global post-war art history.

"In this new environment, Dansakehwa has been "re-discovered" in the West. Increasingly the topic of research, exhibition and acquisition, it is recognized as both a historical movement identified with Korea's tumultuous Yushin period and as a mindful contemporary art grounded in acts of restraint. "Korean monochrome painting" is perhaps the only contemporary art movement in the workld that is so purely contrued as an ethical practice"

—Alexandra Munroe, Samsung Senior Curator, Asian Art, Guggenheim Museum, except from "The Ethics of Abstraction, or for the West, a Rediscovery of Dansaekhwa"


Artists: Chung Sang-Hwa, Chung Chang-Sup, Ha Chong-Hyun, Lee Ufan, Park Seo-Bo Yun Hyong-Keun, and Kim Guiline
Texts: Foreword by Hyun-Sook Lee and texts by Yoon Sup, Alexandra Munroe, Sam Bardaouil, and Till Fellrath. 
Publisher: Kukje Gallery
Book Type: Exhibition Catalogue
Book Format: Hardcover, 10.5 x 12.5 inches 
Pages: 182 
Illustrations: 72
Texts in English

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