Book published in conjunction with the exhibition ‘Art in Society: Land of Happiness’ held at SeMA, Buk-Seoul Museum of Art from 10 May to 6 July 2016.
Includes a foreword by Kim Hong-hee, two articles by Young Min Monn and Hyun Seewon, and a curatorial essay by Regina Shin. As well as color plates of selected works by more than 50 Korean artists, and installation views of the exhibition.
‘Presenting the historic works of Minjung Art that autonomously emerged under the socio-political circumstances of Korea in the 1980s along with the new trend found in the works of the group of artists who worry the epistemology and ontology of art with social consciousness since the 1990s. The exhibition provides understanding of what the title names “Art in Society” which includes art of life, participatory art, communicative art, resistant art and political art.’-excerpted from the foreword.