Jung-Ah Woo

Kyuchul Ahn

HITE Collection

November 2014

Kyuchul Ahn took the title of his exhibition “All and but Nothing” from a quote by Swedish poet Tomas Tranströmer: “We see all and nothing.” Here, Ahn twists the phrase, referring to the bitter experiences of failure in his own life… READ ON


“Secretly, Greatly”

Seoul Museum of Art

July 2014

“Secretly, Greatly” presents artworks by the three finalists of the reality-TV competition Art Star Korea, which premiered in late March. The show gave fifteen artists the opportunity to compete for substantial rewards: a cash prize of … READ ON


Yeondoo Jung

Plateau, Samsung Museum of Art

May 2014

Yeondoo Jung’s “Spectacle in Perspective,” curated by Nayoung Cho, is the artist’s first museum-scale solo exhibition in Korea since his being named Artist of the Year by the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in 2007. … READ ON


Jewyo Rhii

February 2014

Another version of Jewyo Rhii’s solo exhibition “Night Studio,” curated by Sunjung Kim, was previously on view at the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, and the Museum für Moderne Kunst in Frankfurt under the title “Walls… READ ON

IN PRINT February 2014 [TOC]

Takashi Murakami


October 2013

At “Takashi in Superflat Wonderland”—Takashi Murakami’s first retrospective in Asia—the artist’s signature characters and motifs are not merely objects to be looked at but the constitution of a fabulously plastic wonderland. The… READ ON


Yayoi Kusama

Daegu Art Museum

October 2013

The retrospective “A Dream I Dreamed” presents 118 of Yayoi Kusama’s installations, sculptures, and paintings, including thirty new works. Filling the immense space of both floors of this museum, the exhibition features seven large … READ ON


“Data Curation”

October 2013

Back when Nam June Paik devised the video synthesizer—which allowed him to cut, paste, and mix video images—he declared, “As collage techniques replaced oil paint, the cathode ray tube will replace the canvas.” “Data Curation” … READ ON

IN PRINT October 2013 [TOC]

“Learning Machine”

Nam June Paik Art Center

August 2013

The spirit of Fluxus is alive and well, as evidenced by “Learning Machine” at the Nam June Paik Art Center, which features around seventy works by twenty-one artists and teams, combining selections from the museum’s Fluxus collection … READ ON



June 2013

The Korean artist Gimhongsok garnered a huge amount of attention from the press for his 2008–2009 solo exhibition at the Kukje Gallery in Seoul, and his exposure reached well beyond the arts section. This was largely due to his notorious … READ ON

IN PRINT Summer 2013 [TOC]

Choi Jeong Hwa

Daegu Art Museum

May 2013

Since his debut in the early 1990s, Choi Jeong Hwa has been a central figure in Korean contemporary art. Yet, “Kabbala” is his first exhibition in a museum. This curatorial omission is somewhat understandable; Choi has never been considered… READ ON