Your Bright Future: 12 Contemporary Artists from Korea

BCAM, Level 2 | BP Grand Entrance | Hancock Park
June 28, 2009–September 20, 2009

LACMA and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH) will present the first major museum exhibition in the United States to focus on contemporary art from South Korea. The exhibition features work by a generation of artists who have emerged since the mid-1980s—some well-known and others on the brink of recognition—working on the cutting edge of international art trends and within a distinctly Korean context. Featuring site-specific installations as well as video, computer animation, and sculpture, the exhibition represents each artist through a large-scale installation piece or substantial body of work. Curators: Lynn Zelevansky, Contemporary Art, LACMA; Christine Starkman, Curator of Asian Art, MFAH; and Kim Sunjung, Director Samuso, Seoul, South Korea.

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This exhibition was organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, in association with SAMUSO: Space for Contemporary Art, Seoul. It is made possible by grants from The Korea Foundation, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc., and the National Endowment for the Arts.

The Los Angeles presentation of Your Bright Future: 12 Contemporary Artists from Korea is made possible by Hanjin Shipping Co., Ltd. Additional support was provided by LACMA's Wallis Annenberg Director's Endowment Fund.

In-kind media support provided by The Korea Times–Hankook Ilbo.

Education programs at LACMA for Your Bright Future: 12 Contemporary Artists from Korea were made possible by a grant from the W.L.S. Spencer Foundation.

Image: Choi Jeong-Hwa, Welcome, 2009, colored fabric, dimensions vary, courtesy of the artist, © Choi Jeong-Hwa.