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Chaotic Harmony: Contemporary Korean Photography

Opening reception.

When: Monday, July 19, 2010, 11 a.m.

Where: S.B. Museum of Art, 1130 State St., Santa Barbara

Cost: $9 - $6

Age limit: All ages

Categories: Art (opening)

Description:

Chaotic Harmony: Contemporary Korean Photography
July 3 - September 19, 2010

The first major exhibition in the United States of photographs made by contemporary Korean artists presently living in Korea, Chaotic Harmony: Contemporary Korean Photography opens a window into the rapidly expanding field of photographic practice in the Republic of Korea, known in the West as South Korea. Bringing together work by 40 contemporary photographers, this exhibition surveys the range of contemporary issues through the themes of family, urbanization, globalization, identity, and nature.

Co-organized by the Santa Barbara Museum of Art and Houston Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH), this groundbreaking exhibition is not a presentation on “Koreanness,” although issues of cultural and personal identity are strong components. Rather, it is an attempt to identify Korea as a source of complex and stimulating visual ideas expressed through the medium of photography. Chaotic Harmony offers an enticing glimpse into the new century as it is perceived by two different generations of Korean artists - those who began exhibiting their work in the 1980s and 1990s, and those who are now exhibiting images from their first or second series of photographs.

Phone: 805-963-4364

Event posted July 14, 2010
Last updated July 14, 2010

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