Dansaekhwa – Korean Monochrome Art

Thursday, 24 March 2016  |   5:00 pm   |  Renaissance Harbourview Hotel Mezzanine Floor

Dansaekhwa – Korean Monochrome Art by Mr Kibum Kim

Mr. Kibum Kim, our key speaker will give an insightful talk on the 1970s movement of Korean painters who experimented with method and materials to create monochromatic, abstract works. Dansaekhwa is having a moment in the art world. Within the past two years, virtually all of Seoul’s blue-chip galleries have organized Dansaekhwa shows, as did Sotheby’s Hong Kong in its S|2 space, a special exhibition received wide acclaim at the Venice Biennale last year, and the global mega galleries Blum & Poe, White Cube, and Galerie Perrotin added Dansaekhwa artists to their rosters. What has spurred the sudden frenzy in the international art world for this movement after decades of neglect?

This talk will be followed up with a panel discussion with Jeannette ten Kate from Sinopia, Fons Hof of Art Rotterdam and gallerist Ron Mandos of Galerie Ron Mandos of The Netherlands and will probe the key factors underlying the Dansaekhwa boom and place the phenomenon in the larger art market trend of reappraising under recognised modern and contemporary masters from outside the mainstream global art world.

The panel discussion is moderated by Mr. Jay Lu, Executive Director, Chief Representative in Asia for Artnet.

Key speaker: Mr Kibum Kim

Panel members: Ms Jeannette ten Kate, Mr Fons Hof, Mr Ron Mandos

Moderator: Mr Jay Lu – Artnet

*image courtesy of K Auction