Illustrating Passion & Freedom in Unison: Opening Reception & Performance:
Tuesday, August 11, 6-8 pm
On view through August 25
Korean Cultural Center Washington, D.C.
2370 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Join us for the opening of Illustrating Passion & Freedom in Unison, a group exhibition celebrating 70 years of Korean independence through contemporary art that reflects Korea's past present, and future, by the Han-Mee Artists Association of Greater Washington.
2015 marks 70 years since the end of Japanese colonialism in Korea, commemorated annually by National Liberation Day on August 15, and the 40th anniversary of the Han-Mee Artists Association of Greater Washington. In the spirit of this occasion, these 35 featured artists have sought to push the limits of Korean contemporary art, whose development has paralleled Korea's incredible economic growth since liberation. Spanning vastly different styles and forms, each artist draws upon unique experiences as Korean Americans and members of a key bridge community, with all its challenges and triumph. This Korea-U.S. artistic exchange aims to build understanding of Korea's modern social and cultural trends, and to give the people of both nations access to a more full range of art.
With a special opening performance by Soprano Ro Hae Kyung Min and pianist Bae See Young!
Participating Artists: Barbara Han, Bok Kim, Bokin Veronica Kim, Eun Jeon Kim, Han HwangBo, Hyun Chough, In-Soon Shin, Insook Lee, Myounghee Kim, Jinho Kim, Jeong Sook Doh, Jeong Sook Oh, Joan Joungju Lee, Jongim Chang, Kisoon Griffith, Komelia Hongja OKim, Kwang Ho Kim, Myung Won Kwon, Kyungae Kim, Kyungsuk Lee, Min Sun Oh, Miyoung Ju Lee, Myungsook Ryu Kim, Ok Ji Chung Kim, Sunhee Kim Jung, Sunjin Leaa Lee, Wonju Seo, Woon Yong Yeo, Yanghee Kim Lee, Yeong-Hi Paik, Yong-sil Kim, Sunmi Shin, Young Bo Keum, Yong Sang Yoo, SiHyun Kim