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Coloring Time: An Exhibition from the Archive of Korean-American Artists Part One (1955-1989) By Kyunghee Pyun
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AHL Foundation and Korean Cultural Service of New York are proud to present some materials from the Archive of Korean-American Artists (AKAA). Korean artists such as Whanki Kim (1913-1974), John Pai... More > (b. 1937), Nam June Paik (1932-2006) and Po Kim (b. 1917) started to settle down in New York in the 1960s while a large number of artists arrived here to study at various MFA programs in the 1980s. Byron Kim, Y. David Chung, Ik-joong Kang, Theresa Hak Kyung Cha and many talented young Korean-American artists lived and worked in New York in the 1980s. This exhibition catalogue presents a group of the first generations who set up their studios in the greater New York area in the 1960s to the 1980s. This exhibition catalogue of Coloring Time includes scholarly essays along with documents, photographs, drawings, and sketches of Korean-American artists as well as their early works classified into five themes in order to show a creative journey of Korean contemporary art transplanted in the US.< Less
Shades of Time By Kyunghee Pyun
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The Shades of Time: An Exhibition from the Archive of Korean American Artists, Part Two: 1989–2001 was the second part of a larger project called “The Archive of Korean American... More > Artists.” While the first part of the exhibition had about 45 artists including Whanki Kim, Po Kim, Nam June Paik, and Ik-Joong Kang, the second part focused on younger generations now in their 40s, many of whom are video, mixed media, computer graphics, and installation artists. Among more than 200 artists of this generation, about 46 artists were invited to exhibit their pivotal works stemming from the periods of the 1990s and the early 2000s. Many of them were affected by global events such as the IMF bailout of Korea during the 1997 Asian financial crisis, the 1998 market crash by the dot com bubble, anxiety of the Millennium Bug (so called “Y2K”) in 2000, and the catastrophic tragedy of 9/11 attacks.< Less