Art market Magazine April 2016

 
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EXHIBITION

Completely Korean cultivation

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venue Franklin Roosevelt, in a chic district in Brussels. Villa Empain stands on this noble setting of fine residences
and embassies overlooking the Cambre forest in the south of the city. The building designed in 1930 by architect Michel Polak for the second son of Baron Empain has been home to the Boghossian Foundation since 2006. Sober and elegant, the modernist volumes of the villa, now a centre for dialogue between Western and Eastern cultures, are enhanced with gold leaf. This utter refinement is an entirely natural backdrop for the first exhibition ever to be held in Belgium on the Dansaekhwa movement: the quintessence of elegance and a certain type of purity. “While gathering the emblematic works of these artists, we’ve sought to create a subtle dialogue with the unique architecture of Villa Empain," confide the exhibitions’ two curators, Sam Bardaouil and Till Fellrath. And the setting is a perfect accompaniment for these paintings, born in the 1960s and 1970s in the Land of the Morning Calm – even if this description was hardly apt for the country at the time, under the dictatorship of Park-Chung Hee. "This movement truly captures the values of tradition and the

crucial role of beauty in the face of tragedy,” remarks Jean Boghossian at the start of the exhibition catalogue. Beauty is well and truly the word that springs up again and again when looking at these timeless paintings by Chung Chang-Sup, Chung Sang-Hwa, Ha Chong-Hyun, Kim Whanki, Kwon Young-Woo, Lee Ufan or Park Seo-Bo. "It’s a beauty that can transcend all cultural barriers,” point out our two curators – a beauty that partially explains the renown of the movement today. “The works associated with the Dansaekhwa have long been collected by museums and Korean art lovers but it’s only been very recently that they’ve made their way towards a more international public,” note Sam Bardaouil and Till Fellrath who associate this enthusiasm with a recent growth of interest in non-Western modernities, one of the core topics in art history. The very word brings to mind the Paris exhibition "Modernités plurielles de 1905 à 1970", organised by the Centre Pompidou. This Parisian museum will incidentally also be hosting, from September 2016, an exhibition organised by the same two curators called "Baby Elephants Die Alone: Rupture, War and Surrealism in Egypt (1930-1940)" before it moves onto the Tate Gallery in Liverpool in 2017. But let’s

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