U·S·B: Emerging Korean Artists in the World

5 November – 6 December 2009
Hangaram Art Museum, Seoul Arts Center

The exhibition was comprised of 24 contemporary artists, whom had been short listed from 180 nominees, assessed by a network of curators, critics and researchers. The selected artists examined current practices and tendencies which articulate issues beyond identity politics or national identity.

Essentially U·S·B is about the artists who are born either in the 70s and 80s, and live outside of Korea in a new modern-day global world (urban nomadism), that is reshaping individuals connectivity and mobility. Each artist explores their own artistic expression and subjectivity in adopting into different cultures and negotiating the social environments they live.

Participant Artists: Sunah CHOI, Hongseon JANG, Hyojin JEONG, Donghoon JUN, Taebum HA, Eunok HWANG, Eemyun KANG, Chosil KIL, Jeuno JE KIM, Songhe KIM, Daehun KWON, Changwon LEE, Kakyoung LEE, Sekyung LEE, Sunhwa LEE, Wonho LEE, Youngmi LEE, Hyojun NAM, Asa OH, Jaye RHEE, Eva SHIN, Haeri YOO, Jieun YOON, Sun YOU.

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