KOREAN EYE 2020

SHOWCASING CONTEMPORARY KOREAN ART AROUND THE WORLD

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KOREAN EYE 2020

KEB Hana Bank announces their support of the latest presentation of Korean Eye across three cities.

During a Press Conference held at KEB Hana Bank’s Headquarters, 20 June Seoul, Korea — KEB Hana Bank announced their support of this new iteration of Korean Eye in 2020, which marks the 10th anniversary of the Global Eye Programme. Entitled ‘Korean Eye 2020: Contemporary Korean Art’, the exhibition will take place across three global locations: The State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg (Spring 2020), Saatchi Gallery in London (Summer 2020) and finally in Seoul (Autumn 2020). The touring exhibition will present works by 30 emerging and established Korean artists working in photography, sculpture, painting, video, and mixed media, while an accompanying book featuring a collection of work by 75 artists edited by Serenella Ciclitira will be published by SKIRA.

KEB Hana Bank is firmly cementing its support for cultural activities in the global and Korean communities. As the principle sponsor, KEB Hana Bank is proud to be working alongside Global Eye Programme Co-founders David and Serenella Ciclitira to spotlight new work by Korean artists, both established and emerging. Past Korean Eye exhibitions have catapulted the careers of many emerging Korean artists. Previous Korean Eye artists whose works are displayed at Hana Bank’s headquarters (until 29 June 2019) include Lee Rim, Ji Yong Ho, Bae Joon Sung, Lee Sea Hyun and Kwon Kisoo, Sim Seung Wook – are now experiencing a meteoric rise in their professional artistic careers. Renowned Korean artists who have taken part in a Korean Eye exhibition and many noteworthy global art events thereafter include Ahn Chul-hyun, Kang Hyung-koo, Moon Beom, and Shin Meekyoung.

Korean Eye 2020 will be curated by Serenella Ciclitira, CEO and Founder of Parallel Contemporary Art (PCA), Dimitri Ozerkov, Head of the Asian Department State Hermitage Museum and Philly Adams, Director Saatchi Gallery. A Korean Eye 2020 teaser exhibition will open during START Art Fair at the Saatchi Gallery in London this year (26-29 September).

PRESS LAUNCH

THE GLOBAL EYE PROGRAMME

In 2008 David and Serenella Ciclitira founded Parallel Contemporary Art (PCA) and teamed up with the Saatchi Gallery to launch the Global Eye Programme. As passionate art collectors, they felt strongly that trips to Korea had opened their eyes to a new emerging art world that they both wanted to focus on in more depth. Their idea was to provide a platform to contextualise this work by publishing books that would document the particular scenes in Korea and Greater Asia. It was a natural step from that to then stage exhibitions that focused on some of the artists in the books. The programme additionally aims to develop arts infrastructure in Asian territories where this is lacking, in order to provide artists with the platforms, support and recognition they need to develop their careers.

2009

KOREAN EYE: MOON GENERATION

To further showcase the work of Korean artists, in 2009 the Global Eye Programme presented Korean Eye: Moon Generation an exhibition of 31 artists to strong critical response.

2010

KOREAN EYE: FANTASTIC ORDINARY

In follow-up 2010 saw the launch of Korean Eye: Contemporary Korean Art, a book of 75 Korean Artists from which 12 were chosen for the exhibition, Korean Eye: Fantastic Ordinary which opened at London’s Saatchi Gallery.

2011

KOREAN EYE: ENERGY & MATTER

Korean Eye: Moon Generation and Energy and Matter showed in Seoul, New York and Abu Dhabi during 2011 and 2012 bringing together the first two Korean projects.

2012

KOREAN EYE: 2012

This later culminated in Korean Eye: Contemporary Art 2, the largest survey of new Korean art to date.

2019

KOREAN EYE: 2020 TEASER

A Korean Eye 2020 teaser exhibition will be presented as a Project at START Art Fair, Saatchi Gallery, London 26-29 September 2019.

KOREAN EYE: 2020

The exhibition will open at The State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg before travelling to Saatchi Gallery, London and then onto Seoul, South Korea.

KOREAN EYE 2020: KOREAN CONTEMPORARY ART


In 2008 David and Serenella Ciclitira founded Parallel Contemporary Art (PCA) and teamed up with the Saatchi Gallery to launch the Global Eye Programme. As passionate art collectors, they felt strongly that trips to Korea had opened their eyes to a new emerging art world that they both wanted to focus on in more depth Their idea was to provide a platform to contextualise this work by publishing books that would document the particular scenes in Korea and Greater Asia. It was a natural step from that to then stage exhibitions that focused on some of the artists in the books. The programme additionally aims to develop arts infrastructure in Asian territories where this is lacking, in order to provide artists with the platforms, support and recognition they need to develop their careers.

2009
Korean Eye Moon Generation

Korean Eye: Moon Generation

To further showcase the work of Korean artists, in 2009 the Global Eye Programme presented Korean Eye: Moon Generation an exhibition of 31 artists to strong critical response.

2010
Korean Eye Fantastic Ordinary

Korean Eye: Fantastic Ordinary

In follow-up 2010 saw the launch of Korean Eye: Contemporary Korean Art, a book of 75 Korean Artists from which 12 were chosen for the exhibition, Korean Eye: Fantastic Ordinary which opened at London’s Saatchi Gallery.

2011-12
Korean Eye Energy & Matter

Korean Eye: Energy & Matter

Korean Eye: Moon Generation and Energy and Matter showed in Seoul, New York and Abu Dhabi during 2011 and 2012 bringing together the first two Korean projects.

2012
Korean Eye 2012

Korean Eye 2012

This later culminated in Korean Eye: Contemporary Art 2, the largest survey of new Korean art to date.

2019
Korean Eye 2020 at START

Korean Eye: 2020 Teaser

A Korean Eye 2020 teaser exhibition will be presented as a Project at START Art Fair, Saatchi Gallery, London 26-29 September 2019.

2020
Korean Eye 2020

Korean Eye 2020

The exhibition will open at The State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg before travelling to Saatchi Gallery, London and then onto Seoul, South Korea.


KOREAN EYE PUBLICATIONS

Korean Eye book

KOREAN EYE: CONTEMPORARY KOREAN ART

Edited by Serenella Ciclitira, published by SKIRA

The most influential and significant work on Korean contemporary art and artists to date featuring 75 of Korea’s most renowned contemporary artists.

Korean Eye 2012 book

KOREAN EYE 2012: CONTEMPORARY KOREAN ART

Edited by Serenella Ciclitira, published by SKIRA

A fully illustrated book that plays a key role in shaping our understanding of the work of Korean Contemporary Artists, and provides a gateway to the wider culture of their homeland.

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