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Extreme Beauty

12 Contemporary Korean Artists

A lavishly illustrated volume showcasing contemporary Korean art.

On the biggest international stages, from the Venice Biennale to museums around the world, contemporary art from Korea excites and challenges viewers wherever it is shown. In Extreme Beauty, leading curators and critics explore the complex creative practices of some of the most exciting artists active in Korea and internationally. From the ultra-minimal to the hyper-conceptual, each of these twelve Korean artists and groups is a highly original figure, having spent decades developing their unique styles and approaches to making art. Readers will get an inside look at the complex processes behind these artworks through this generously illustrated volume. Extreme Beauty features artists such as Koo Jeong A, Lee Dong-gi, Suki Seokyeong Kang, Lee Wan, Meekyoung Shin, San Keum Koh, Seulgi Lee, Mire Lee, Kang Seung Lee, Yeesookyung, Nam Tchun Mo, and Moon Kyungwon & Jeon Joonho and is distributed by NUS Press for ArtAsiaPacific, Hong Kong. 

256 pages | 162 color plates | 7 1/2 x 10 | © 2023

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Table of Contents

Suki Seokyeong Kang: Corporeal Presence by Yeong Shim Chung
Koh San Keum: Additive Subtraction By Taeyi Kim
Koo Jeong A: Uncertainty Principles By Andrew Russeth
Lee Dongi: Bricolage Pop By Yeong Shim Chung
Kang Seung Lee: Manual Transformations By Gökcan Demirkazik
Mire Lee: Post-Industrial Grotesque By Billy Tang
Seulgi Lee: Humanely Crafted By Melanie Pocock
Lee Wan: Standard Politics By Daehyung Lee
Moon Kyungwon & Jeon Joonho: Contemplation Platform By SooJin Lee
Nam Tchun-Mo: Rule by Line By Henri-François Debailleux
Meekyoung Shin: Back to the Time of Ruins By Woo Jung-Ah
Yeesookyung: Beauty in the Extreme By David Elliott
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