Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles(KCCLA/Director Wijin Park) presents the seventh video of the "Live Gallery Tour with a Curator "Awakenings: Art in Society in Asia 1960s-1990s" by the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea (MMCA) from MMCA's Youtube channel.
This exhibition illuminates the social, political, and cultural changes that occurred throughout Asia during the three decades from the 1960s to the 1990s and the subsequent changes in Asian contemporary art. Co-organised by the MMCA, the National Museum of Modern Art,Tokyo, the National Gallery Singapore, and the Japan Foundation Asia Center through four years of extensive joint esearch, this large-scale international exhibition showcases approximately 170 works by 100 major artists from 13 Asian countries: Korea, Japan, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, India, Myanmar, and Cambodia.
In this exhibition, "awakening" refers not to awareness through external (Western) intervention but to the rise of political awareness, new artistic attitudes, and a newfound sense of subjectivity that originated from a local and internal context.
Awakenings is comprised of three themes: "Questioning Structures", "Artists and City" and "New Solidarities".
This Virtual Korea-Exhibition Series #7 video is about 54 minutes long, Live Gallery Tour with Curator, Myung-ji Bae from MMCA.
We hope that you can explore the exhibition, which not only dynamically maps out the diversity in Asian contemporary art, but also retells the Western-centric narrative of art history to open up new discourses on Asian art through this video!