Artists Space

Ming Joong Art:
A New Cultural Moment from Korea

September 29 – November 5, 1988

Curated by Wan Kyung Sung and Hyuk Um.

Byungsoo Choi
Durung
Boksoo Jung
Yongtai Kim
Kwangju Visual Art Research Institute
Jonggu Lee
Ocksang Lim
Jungki Min
Yoon Oh
Buldong Park
The Photo Collective for Social Movement
People's Art School
Chang Song

A photograph of a white walled gallery space densely hung with figurative paintings.
Ming Joon Art. Installation view, Artists Space, 1988. [A photograph of a white walled gallery space densely hung with figurative paintings.]

A photograph of a gallery space with white walls hung with artworks. In the foreground is a large painting that takes the form of a map of Korea.  In the background, another gallery with more artworks is visible.
Ming Joon Art. Installation view, Artists Space, 1988. [A photograph of a gallery space with white walls hung with artworks. In the foreground is a large painting that takes the form of a map of Korea. In the background, another gallery with more artworks is visible.]
A photograph of a large gallery space with white walls and columns in the center of the room and artworks lining the walls.  In the center of the image, visible through the columns, are many small photographs hung in the shape of the letters "DMZ."
Ming Joon Art. Installation view, Artists Space, 1988. [A photograph of a large gallery space with white walls and columns in the center of the room and artworks lining the walls. In the center of the image, visible through the columns, are many small photographs hung in the shape of the letters "DMZ."]
A photograph of a gallery space.  The right half of the image is taken up by a wall with printed text identifying the exhibitions, "Ming Joong Art: A New Cultural Movement from Korea," and, "I Miss the Revolution."
Ming Joon Art. Installation view, Artists Space, 1988. [A photograph of a gallery space. The right half of the image is taken up by a wall with printed text identifying the exhibitions, "Ming Joong Art: A New Cultural Movement from Korea," and, "I Miss the Revolution."]
A photograph of a large, open gallery space.  The visible walls feature a continuous painting that wraps around the room, showing human figures on saturated blue, yellow, and red backgrounds.  A single person stands int he room and looks at the painting.
Ming Joon Art. Installation view, Artists Space, 1988. [A photograph of a large, open gallery space. The visible walls feature a continuous painting that wraps around the room, showing human figures on saturated blue, yellow, and red backgrounds. A single person stands int he room and looks at the painting.]
A photograph of a white walled gallery space densely hung with figurative paintings.
Ming Joon Art. Installation view, Artists Space, 1988. [A photograph of a white walled gallery space densely hung with figurative paintings.]
Several people seated on a couch watch a monitor set on a pedestal in front of them.  A large speaker is placed to the right of the screen, and on the wall alongside this are two rows of black and white photographs.
Ming Joon Art. Installation view, Artists Space, 1988. [Several people seated on a couch watch a monitor set on a pedestal in front of them. A large speaker is placed to the right of the screen, and on the wall alongside this are two rows of black and white photographs.]
A photograph of building facades in Manhattan.  Hanging on the central facade is a piece of white fabric the length of two stories.  On the white fabric, there is a gestural painting of in a figure grapsing another figure from behind.  Below them is a line of text in Korean.
Ming Joon Art. Installation view, Artists Space, 1988. [A photograph of building facades in Manhattan. Hanging on the central facade is a piece of white fabric the length of two stories. On the white fabric, there is a gestural painting of in a figure grapsing another figure from behind. Below them is a line of text in Korean.]

Artists Space programs are made possible by: the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, New York State Council on the Arts, and New York City Department of Cultural Affairs; AT&T Foundation, Inc., The David Bermant Foundation: Color, Light, Motion, The Bohen Foundation, The Cowles Charitable Trust, Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, Foundation for Contemporary Performance Arts, Inc., Horace w. Goldsmith Foundation, The Greenwall Foundation, Jerome Foundation, The J.M. Kaplan Fund, The Dorothea L. Leonhardt Foundation, Inc., The Joe and Emily Lowe Foundation, Inc., The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, The Menemsha Fund, Joyce Mertz-Gilmore Foundation, Betty Parsons Foundation, The Reed Foundation, Inc., The Rockefeller Foundation, The Mark Rothko Foundation, Inc., and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.; American Express Company, The Chase Manhattan Bank, N.A., Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc., Equitable Real Estate Group, Inc., General Atlantic Corporation, R.H. Macy and Company, Inc., Morgan Guaranty Trust Company of New York, Philip Morris Companies Inc., and U.S. Trust Company of New York; as well as Artwatch, Galleries in Support of Artists Space, Members and numerous Friends.

Artists Space is a member of the National Association of Artists Organizations (NAAO) and the National Alliance of Media Arts Centers (NAMAC).