This publication is produced as part of a project initiated by Arts Council Korea in 2009 to provide easier access to information on contemporary Korean artists and to promote critical discourse. It is a collection of 49 essays each focusing on a Korean artist born after 1945. Commissioned from 23 critics, they trace the development of each artist's oeuvre and consider the significance they hold in contemporary Korean art history. Each entry includes images of select works and a brief artist biography. Contributor biographies are provided at the back.

Note: This is the condensed version of a book originally written in Korean.
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Ahn Kyuchul: Object, Language, Function: Traversing the Art of Ahn Kyuchul - CHOI Taeman, 최태만
Bae Bien-U: Utopia, Absence, Life: Bae Bien-U's Anti-Aesthetic Photographs - KANG Sumi, 강수미
Bae Young-whan: Bae Young-whan's Kitsch Way of Life: Lowbrow but Beautiful - KANG Taehi, 강태희
Cheong Kwangho: Endless Denial and Generation - KIM Jinyub
Cho Duck Hyun: Artistic Imagination beyond Reality - PARK Ilho, 박일호
U-Ram Choe: U-Ram Choe's Kinetic Cyborg/Anima Machine - SONG Misook, 송미숙
Chun Sungmyung: Chun Sungmyung, Who Kills His Shadow in a State of Insanity Bathed in Moonlight - KHO Chunghwan, 고충환
Chung Hyun: Sculptor Chung Hyun's Works: Existential Energy Condensed in Materials - KIM Yisoon, 김이순
Gimhongsok: Translation or Copy? Gimhongsok's Fiction - SONG Misook, 송미숙
Han Man Young: Symphony Resonating: Museum without Walls - CHUNG Moojeong
Han Unsung: Aesthetic World by Intellectual Fabrication and Self-Deepening - SHIN Hangseop
Debbie Han: Strange Familiarity - LEE Sunyoung, 이선영
Hong Seung-Hye: Moving Grid - YUN Nanjie, 윤난지
Jeon Joonho: A Cynical and Humorous Criticism of Reality: Hyperrealist Artist Jeon Joonho - KIM Yisoon, 김이순
Jheon Soocheon: Contemplating History and Nature with a Cosmic View - HA Kyehoon, 하계훈
Kang Hong-Goo: The Truth or Fiction of Derivative Images: Kang Hong-Goo's Acute Art of Mundane Life - KANG Sumi, 강수미
Kang Hyung Koo: Looking at the World through Pseudo-icons - KIM Youngho, 김영호
Kang Yobae: Guardian of Fleeting Time - KIM Youngho, 김영호
Ik-Joong Kang: One Who Knows How to Mix His Rice Well - YOON Jinsup, 윤진섭
Atta Kim: All Things Eventually Disappear - KIM Youngna, 김영나
Dukki Kim: Dukki Kim, Nest of Love - SEO Sungrok, 서성록
Kim Ho-deuk: Reversing Directions through Afflictions of the Heart - KIM Hyunsook
Kim Wonsook: Melody of Love - SEO Sungrok, 서성록
Jonak Kim: Passion Captured on Flat Surface - CHUN Youngpaik, 전영백
Joohyun Kim: Desiring the Web of Life - KIM Honghee, b. 1948, 김홍희
Kira Kim: Landscape of Capitalism, Society of Spectacle - KHO Chunghwan, 고충환
Kimsooja: Needle Woman, Kimsooja - KIM Youngna, 김영나
Tschoon Su Kim: Contemplation, Reflection, and Communication at the Border between Image and Materiality - HA Kyehoon, 하계훈
Ko Young Hoon: Objects Viewed from the Border between Illusion and Reality - KIM Youngho, 김영호
Koo Jeong A: How to Build My Home - YU Jinsang, 유진상
Bohnchang Koo: The Significant Moment Comes Afterwards: Bohnchang Koo's Photographs and the Existence of Objects - KANG Sumi, 강수미
Hyungkoo Lee: Hybrid Community of Machines, Animals and Humans - LEE Sunyoung, 이선영
Lee Jaehyo: The Truthful Artistic Adaptation of Nature - SHIN Hangseop
Lee Yongbaek: Profound Views on Culture - YOON Jinsup, 윤진섭
Lee Yong Deok: Contemplating the Traces of Time - KIM Jinyub
Min Byung-Hun: Surface of Photography, Surface of the World - YU Jinsang, 유진상
Moon Beom: Defying to be Defined - CHUN Youngpaik, 전영백
Moon Bong Sun: Landscape beyond Conceptual Nature - CHO Eunjung, 조은정
Noh Sang-Kyoon: Sequins as a Neutral Signifying System and the Mediation of Their Materiality - SHIM Sangyong, 심상용
Inhwan Oh: Playing with the Language of Identity - SONG Misook, 송미숙
Rhee Ki Bong: Fantastic World of Senses through a Thin Layer - CHUNG Moojeong
Sanghee Song: Becoming a Woman and Deconstructing a Myth - CHOI Taeman, 최태만
Yun-Hee Toh: Flowing Time and Opening Space - LEE Sunyoung, 이선영
U Sunok: About 'Mere Nothing' and 'Shadows of the World' - CHO Eunjung, 조은정
Inkie Whang: Interpreting Nature through Different Media - PARK Ilho, 박일호
Yeesookyung: A Member of the 'Pippi Tribe' - KIM Hyunsook
Yoo Geun-Taek: Materials, Perception, and Physical Performativity - YOON Jinsup, 윤진섭
Yoon Dongchun: Making Art Ordinary: A Journey from 'Art of Power' to 'Power of Art' - SHIM Sangyong, 심상용
Yoon Young-Seok: Residue of Time in Objects, Objects Residing in Time - Yoon Yong Seok's Temple of Time - YUN Nanjie, 윤난지
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