TELL ME TELL ME: Australian and Korean Art 1976-2011 (2011-12) and New Romance: Art and the Posthuman (2016) were co-curated by the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) and the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (NMOCA) in South Korea and had hugely successful receptions in both countries. – TAASA Review December 2021
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Presented at the 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Equal Area (2018) showcased the work of Lee Kun-Yong, one of Korea’s most seminal conceptual artists, as well as live performances via collaborative workshops with Australian artists such as Huseyin Sami, Daniel Von Sturmer and Emily Parsons-Lord. Later in 2021, the Powerhouse Museum is set to host the Australian premiere of Five Hundred Arhats of Changnyeongsa Temple featuring relics from the Chuncheon National Museum in South Korea. Following the renowned photographer Koo Bohnchang’s Light Shadow (2020) solo exhibition at the KCC, the Art Gallery of NSW acquired Koo’s white porcelain photo works.
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