Extreme Beauty: 12 Korean Artists Today

Elaine Ng (Editor), H. G. Masters (Editor)

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On the biggest international stages, from the Venice Biennale to museums around the world, contemporary art from Korea excites and challenges viewers wherever it is shown. In Extreme Beauty: 12 Korean Artists Today, leading curators and critics explore the complex creative practices of some of the most exciting artists active in Korea and internationally. From the ultra-minimal to the hyper-conceptual, the monstrous and the science-fictional, each of these 12 Korean artists and groups are highly original figures, having spent decades developing their unique styles and approaches to making art. Readers will get an inside look at the complex processes behind these artworks through this generously illustrated volume, which was designed by the acclaimed London-based creative studio Barnbrook.

Extreme Beauty features artists Koo Jeong A, Lee Dong-gi, Suki Seokyeong Kang, Lee Wan, Meekyoung Shin, San Keum Koh, Seulgi Lee, Mire Lee, Kang Seung Lee, Yeesookyung, Nam Tchun Mo, and Moon Kyungwon & Jeon Joonho.

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationHong Kong
PublisherArtAsiaPacific Foundation
Commissioning bodyKorea Arts Management Service
Number of pages246
ISBN (Print)9780989688574, 0989688577
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2022


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