First, there was the fascinating show of funerary accoutrements that opened this week; and now, we’re looking to the stunning Korean Eye exhibition.
The show, which opens at the Saatchi Gallery at the end of the month, claims to be the ‘largest survey of new Korean art to date’, showing works from 33 artists.
While some work embraces new technologies, many of the pieces look to western classical art and Korea’s many years of occupation by foreign powers.
Nigel Hurst, chief executive of the Saatchi Gallery, says, ‘It is a wonderful opportunity to introduce new contemporary art to London, especially during the Olympics.
‘Korean Eye is set to play a key role in shaping our understanding of the work of this group of artists, and provide a gateway to the wider culture of their homeland, because they have absorbed many aspects of contemporary life in Korea and chosen very individual ways to communicate this; showing extraordinary talent and energy.’
Korean Eye 2012 runs from 26 July – 23 September at the Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York’s HQ, King’s Road, Chelsea, London SW3