The Easel

The turbulent times that shaped Korea’s thriving contemporary art scene

Korea boasts prominent contemporary artists. Western attention, though, remains skewed toward its pre- 20th century art. To correct this, a new book surveys Korea’s contemporary art, and links it to its turbulent political and social development. Sadly, despite being something of a landmark, the book is yet to get the quality review it deserves.  Prominent Korean contemporary artists are surveyed here and here.