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In the spring of 2016, Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art will be presenting ARTSPECTRUM 2016. ARTSPECTRUM is a biennial exhibition that aims to discover and promote emerging artists working in Korea, and this year marks its sixth edition. A selection committee of Leeum’s modern and contemporary art curators as well as critics and curators from outside the institution came together to select ten artists/groups whose works represent the current state of contemporary art in Korea. In order to encourage an artist who shows great potential, the ARTSPECTURUM Award will be given to one artist/group after the exhibition opens.
The exhibition includes artists Young Eun Kim, Kelvin Kyung Kun Park, Minha Park, Jungki Beak, Dong-il An, Okin Collective, Optical Race, Hoin Lee, Jane Jin Kaisen, and Haeri Choi. These artists work in a variety of media ranging from painting, photography, video and sound, and shed light on such characteristic aspects of the Korean society as the division of the two Koreas, modernization, rapid economic growth and the concerns of the current generation of echo boomers or delve into elusive notions of the past and the future. Visitors to this exhibition will enjoy an opportunity to witness the innovative and resolute efforts of rising young artists.




    In coincidence with ARTSPECTRUM 2016, in which the works of young artists create a new force of vitality, ARTSPECTRUM [χ] programs are presented to lead you to feel the power of the artistic energy. Symbolized by X, for the Roman numeral 10 and for unknown factors in math, ARTSPECTRUM [χ] is a matrix in which you can unravel the significances of the works of artists who are living through this age. The lectures and discussions by ARTSPECTRUM curators and committee members map the topography of contemporary art, particularly the practices of young Korean artists situated in the changing art world. You are also invited to meet the artists in a series of programs such as talk, conversation, screening, reading, workshop and performance.

    The ARTSPECTRUM [χ] room in the Ground Gallery provides each artist's interview, information about their previous works, inspirational references, and materials collected and produced from artistic research. Some of their video works are shown on a large screen. All of these are intended to help you find your way to get closer to the artists' works. Please leave comments on the exhibition using 'post-it' offered in both paper and digital forms. Inscribed in this space, your feedback will make more powerful the vibrations of the ARTSPECTRUM's wavelength.

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Exhibition Guide



Tuesday - Sunday 10:30 ~ 18:00 (Last admission at 17:30)
Closed Every Monday, New Year's Day, Lunar New Year & Thanksgiving Holidays


Adults 5,000won
Ages 24 and under / Students 3,000won
Seniors, Disabled 3,000won
Digital Guide 1,000won

Daypass Adults 12,000won
Daypass Ages 24 and under / Students  6,000won
Daypass Seniors, Disabled 6,000won
※Digital Guide is free with the purchase of Daypass

Presented by Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art/ Samsung Child Education Center
Sponsored by Samsung Life Insuarance