Kwon Young-Woo is one of the leading Dansaekhwa artists who spearheaded the avant-garde movement in postwar Korea. This collection of archive photos, letters, interviews, rare exhibition catalogs and leaflets, along with a number of significant artworks, represents a comprehensive look at the artist’s work. Many of these archival resources from the 1960s to the 1980s have never been shown outside Korea, thus
presenting a rare opportunity to view the development of modern and contemporary Korean art, as well as the works and philosophy of Kwon Young-Woo.
In a career spanning six decades, Kwon Young-Woo (1926 – 2013) sought to balance tradition with modernity. He is widely celebrated for his artistic practice of reinterpreting traditional materials — specifically hanji, the medium of Oriental painting — in the context of contemporary art, and for his exploration of the essence of the Korean aesthetic.
韓國藝術家權寧禹（1926 – 2013）的 60 年藝術事業生