Featuring: Sung-Ho Choi Jung Su Han Ran Hwang Seok Hee Jung Jeong Han Kim Hyun Jean Lee Aegi Changsuk Park Jaye Rhee
Guest curated by Inhee Iris Moon.
An exhibition highlighting the works of eight Korean artists living and working in the United States. The artists chosen for this exhibition were selected by the AHL Foundation, an organization formed in 2003 to promote the work of Korean artists in the West and to help create a context for their work in today’s competitive contemporary art world.
The AHL Foundation initiated their annual awards for Korean artists in the United States in 2004, granting the winners a monetary award, a chance to exhibit their work and a catalogue to accompany the exhibition. Eight Korean Artists: AHL Foundation Visual Arts Award Winners 2004 and 2005 and the catalogue amply demonstrate the foundationÂ¹s efforts to give visibility, access and promote the work of as of yet unaffiliated outstanding artists.
In 2004 the awards focused on younger artists while the 2005 awards, by contrast, were open to a cross-generational group of Korean artists. Jurors were asked to choose the work they considered to have the most merit and deserve to be taken into account by the larger arts communities.