Robilant+Voena presents new works by Korean artist Minjung Kim (born 1962 in Gwangju).
Renowned for their presentations of Italian art, the gallery is starting their St. Moritz winter season with an exhibition that invites visitors into an entirely different world. Alongside China, Korea has brought forth one of the most important schools of art in the east. Minjung Kim, whose artistic education took place both in Korea and Italy, draws upon this rich heritage and creates work using traditional techniques and materials such as Hanji paper and ink, and a meditative, repetitive approach to art making.
The exhibition aligns with Robilant+Voena’s ambition to draw attention to accomplished female artists, including those within the Old Masters and Modern Art, that in some cases only now are receiving the critical acclaim and attention they merit. A line may be traced from Artemisia Gentileschi, one of the most important artists of the Baroque era, to the female masters of today, who create superb works in what still is – at least from a market perspective – a male-dominated field.
Minjung Kim currently lives and works in South of France and NY, USA. She has exhibited in several museums and biennales such as Fondazione Palazzo Bricherasio, Torino; Museo Comunale, Ascona; Museum Sbygningen, Copenhagen, Henry Moore Institut, Leeds; Guanshan Yue art Museum, Shenzhen; Macro – Museo Arte Contemporanea Roma; OCI Museum of Art, Seoul; Musee des Arts Asiatiques, Conseil Départemental 06, Nice ; Gwangju Museum of Art, Gwangju; Venice Biennale, Venice; Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju; and Changwon Sculpture Biennale, Changwon. Her works are in several public and private collections. (Asia Society, NY; British Museum, London; Musée des Arts Asiatiques, Nice; Fondazione Palazzo Bricherasio, Torino; Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, NY; UniCredit, Milan).all images © the gallery and the artist(s)