KOREAN EYE 2020

SHOWCASING CONTEMPORARY KOREAN ART AROUND THE WORLD

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KOREAN EYE 2020

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

During a Press Conference held at Hana Bank’s Headquarters, 20 June Seoul, Korea — 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.

Hana Bank is firmly cementing its support for cultural activities in the global and Korean communities. As the principle sponsor, 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).

Hana Bank is firmly cementing its support for cultural activities in the global and Korean communities. As the principle sponsor, 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).

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KOREAN EYE 2020

SHOWCASING CONTEMPORARY KOREAN ART AROUND THE WORLD

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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.

Korean Eye Moon Generation

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.

Korean Eye Fantastic Ordinary

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.

Korean Eye Energy and Matter

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.

Korean Eye: Contemporary Art 2

2012

KOREAN EYE: 2012

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

KE2020 teaser at Saatchi Gallery

2019

KOREAN EYE: 2020 TEASER

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

KE2020 teaser at Saatchi Gallery

2020

KOREAN EYE: 2020

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic the exhibition opening was live streamed on YouTube and social media channels on 24 March 2020 and watched by a 5000+ strong global audience. In order to enable visitors to visit the exhibition in person the exhibition opened to the public in July and the closing date was extended until the end of August 2020 during which time more than 5,000 people visited the exhibition in person.

KE2020 teaser at Saatchi Gallery

2020

Korean Eye 2020: Creativity and Daydream opened at Saatchi Gallery, London on 23 September. The exhibition was expanded to include five additional artists including musician and artist Mino who became the exhibition’s official Ambassador. On 21 October HE Enna Park, Republic of Korea Ambassador to the United Kingdom presided over an official ribbon cutting together with HE Andrei Kelin Russian Federation Ambassador to the United Kingdom, Global Eye Founders Serenella and David Ciclitira, Saatchi Gallery Head Curator and Director Phillipa Adams.<br>Presenting sponsor Hana Bank representative Sungho Choi, General Manager UK also attended as did five of the artists whose works are included in the exhibition and book; Meekyoung Shin, CEVIGA, Young-in Hong, Jungki Beak, Hun Kyu Kim. The accompanying book published by SKIRA was launched at the event.

KOREAN EYE 2020: KOREAN CONTEMPORARY ART TIMELINE


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 2010


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 - 2012

Korean Eye: Energy & Matter

Korean Eye 2012


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

Korean Eye 2


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

2019

Korean Eye: 2020 Teaser

Korean Eye 2020 teaser


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

2020

Korean Eye 2020: Creativity and Daydream

State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg

Korean Eye 2020 at The Hermitage


Due to the Coronavirus pandemic the exhibition opening in St. Petersburg was live streamed on YouTube and social media channels on 24 March 2020 and watched by a 5000+ strong global audience. In order to enable visitors to visit the exhibition in person the exhibition opened to the public in July and the closing date was extended until the end of August 2020 during which time more than 5,000 people visited the exhibition in person.

2020

Korean Eye 2020: Creativity and Daydream

Saatchi Gallery, London

Korean Eye 2020 at Saatchi Gallery


Creativity and Daydream opened at Saatchi Gallery, London on 23 September. The exhibition was expanded to include five additional artists including musician and artist Mino who became the exhibition’s official Ambassador. On 21 October HE Enna Park, Republic of Korea Ambassador to the United Kingdom presided over an official ribbon cutting together with HE Andrei Kelin Russian Federation Ambassador to the United Kingdom, Global Eye Founders Serenella and David Ciclitira, Saatchi Gallery Head Curator and Director Phillipa Adams.
Presenting sponsor Hana Bank representative Sungho Choi, General Manager UK also attended as did five of the artists whose works are included in the exhibition and book; Meekyoung Shin, CEVIGA, Young-in Hong, Jungki Beak, Hun Kyu Kim. The accompanying book published by SKIRA was launched at the event.


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 2020: CONTEMPORARY KOREAN ART

Edited by Serenella Ciclitira, published by SKIRA

The ninth book in the Global Eye book series and third focusing on Korean contemporary art, featuring 75 of Korea’s best emerging and established 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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