Kaohsiung Art Forum

Since 2015, ART KAOHSIUNG is marked as the bridge of Southeastern and Northeastern Asia. This year Kaohsiung Art Forum will push the conversation further by inviting significant academic units and art media as the co-hosts. The key roles of this forum include the director of cultural affairs of Kaohsiung city government, art scholars and professionals in art industry. In addition, eminent curators and gallerists from the featured countries— Korean and the Philippines will also join the forum.

 

Admission to art forum is included in the ticket or Collector/VIP passes.

International Art Forum

Korean Contemporary Art Market: Dansaekhwa, the monochrome art of Korea

Date : 2016/12/8(Thu.)

Time : 11:00am-12:30pm

Venue : Penglai Warehouse C Sector

 

 

Speaker :

Hwang Dalseung

president of Keumsan Gallery and host of 'AHAF: Asia Hotel Art Fair' for years and leader of Korea Print Photography Promotion Association has been actively introducing the Chinese and Japanese artists in Korea. In particular, he is a central person in the contemporary art market of Korea and is credited for a significant contribution to the exchange of Asian art market. In this forum, titled of <Korean Contemporary Art Market>, Hwang would discuss the monochromatic paintings of Korea, which has recently got a lot of attention in Asian countries, and moreover in Western art markets such as the US and Europe following by Chinese contemporary art and Gutai art of Japan.

 

Introduction :

Dansaekhwa, the monochrome art of Korea was born by the influence of Informel movement containing the resistant spirit and other western trends of monochrome simplifying forms and colors along with the emphasis on the material properties. This tendency was interpreted by the context of postwar phase and internalized in Korean culture.

 

Korean monochrome was actively introduced to the Western art market recently and has gained a great popularity in the auctions. This forum will help your overall understanding of the monochromatic painting of Korea by checking out features of representative artists and feeling their spirit of resistance contained in the works, disciplinary process of painting and the unique techniques empowering within the frame.

 

In addition, he will show specific artworks of Park Seo-bo and Jung Sang-hwa, who were called as the first generation of monochromatic painting and Kim Tae-ho, a representative artist of the second generation. Park Seo-bo is recognized as one of the protagonists, who led the movement of monochromatic painting and is known for ‘Ecriture’ series that show the beautiful colors of Korea. Jung Sang-hwa is getting more attention recently of creative works resulted by labor and discipline. Kim Tae-ho is also well-known as his special working with multiple layers of paint.

 

This forum will be a great opportunity to find out the causes of global fever of Korean monochrome art and, furthermore, to see the overall flow of the contemporary art market by examining overall characteristics of Korean abstract painting as a result of the infinite performance of artists through the repetitive and laboring processes.

 

 

 

Speaker

Hwang Dalseung

Philippine Contemporary Art Scene and Market

Date : 2016/12/8(Thu.)

Time : 16:00am-17:30pm

Venue : Penglai Warehouse C Sector

 

Speaker :

Ricky Francisco

Curator of Lopez Museum and Library, Manila

 

Duffie Hufana

Editor-in-chief of Art+ Magazine, Manila

 

Introduction :

From its long experience as a colonial holding of Western powers for most of its existence, the visual art traditions of the Philippines have been shaped by the convergence of different cultures—from its Austronesian foundations, to the influence of Chinese, Indian, Spanish, and finally, American civilizations. This makes Philippine visual art rich, dynamic, and aesthetically unique.

 

The emergence of contemporary Philippine visual art as a force in the global scene, however, has been flagged by several events in both the market and institutional platforms, starting with 2011’s record-breaking HK$8,420,000 sale of Ronald Ventura’s “Greyground” at auction in Hong Kong and continued by way of the country’s return to the Venice Biennale in 2015. In the Philippines, market activity has been spurred by the establishment of a myriad of new art galleries, the presence of two competitive auction houses, and two annual art fairs. Artistic production is supplemented by Western-style fine art academies, museums, and other art institutions.

 

This forum examines the historical trajectory of artistic production in the Philippines, introduces institutional and market establishments in the current art community, and attempts to explain both the distinctive character of Philippine artistic production, and the collector community that sustains it.

 

 

Speaker

Ricky Francisco

Speaker

Duffie Hufana

Contemporary Art in the Philippines

Date : 2016/12/9(Fri.)

Time : 16:00am-17:30pm

Venue : Penglai Warehouse C Sector

 

Speaker :

Ricky Francisco

Curator of Lopez Museum and Library, Manila

 

Introduction :

The culture of the Philippines is defined by the different civilizations that have left their marks on the country. The geographical characteristics of the Philippines – an archipelago within the Ring of Fire that straddles maritime East and Southeast Asia – and its history as a colonial possession that was used as a trade hub between Asia, Europe, and (through the Galleon Trade) the Americas have a lasting effect on the modes of artistic production, and art continues to be a reflection of Philippine national identity. The special Philippine exhibition examines how contemporary Philippine art is produced within this socio-historical environment, in effect mirroring the port city of Kaohsiung’s own experience as a hub of commerce and culture. Curator Ricky Francisco discusses how he selected the pieces, and the approach of the exhibition in fleshing out and defining the Philippine art community at present.

 

 

Speaker

Ricky Francisco

Beginning and the prospect of Korean painting

Date : 2016/12/10(Sat.)

Time : 14:00am-15:30pm

Venue : Penglai Warehouse C Sector

 

Speaker :

Cheong Jonghyo

Chief Curator, Gyeongnam Art Museum of Korea

 

Introduction :

Cheong would discuss about the current situation of Korea Contemporary Painting through checking out the general flow from the beginning till now. Contemporary art of Korea has been getting so much attention in the global art market, focusing on the latest trends of monochromatic painting. Spirit of Korean painting is getting fainter and the number of artists adhering to Korean painting decrease. Also the popularities become weaker in the art market. He would talk about the causes of the continuous weakness of Korean painting and find out their identities to search a breakthrough in contemporary art in Korea.

In addition, he will find out the future development strategy of Korean painting and point out the prospect of Korean painting through the revitalization.

 

 

 

 

Speaker

Cheong Jonghyo

Kaohsiung Art Forum

Construct the Future of Art by Cross-Field Cooperation

Sam Tseng

Yu-Ling, Lee

Sean C. S. Hu

 From Southern Taiwan to the World: the Prospect and Development of Art Industry

Date : 2016/12/9(Fri.)

Time : 14:00pm-15:30pm

Venue : Penglai Warehouse C Sector

 

Host : Sam Tseng. Manager of Sincewell gallery.

Speaker: Yu-Ling, Lee. Curator of Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts.

              Sean C. S. Hu.  Owner of HUSART.

Xu-Chong, Chiu

Long-Sheng, Shih

Yi-Ting, Chuang

 Art Economy O2O: Art Marketing and Innovation

Date : 2016/12/10(Sat.)

Time : 16:00pm-17:30pm

Venue : Penglai Warehouse C Sector

 

Host: Xu-Chong, Chiu.  Owner of BaBiSong.

Speaker: Long-Sheng, Shih. Director of Art Emperor Technology & Culture Co., Ltd.

              Yi-Ting, Chuang.  Owner of Art 9+1.

Yun-Xuan, Huang

Shi-Ming, Bai

 Wei-Cheng, Tu

 What After Contemporary Art? Perspectives on the Trend of Art and Art Appreciation

Date : 2016/12/11(Sun.)

Time : 14:00pm-15:30pm

Venue : Penglai Warehouse C Sector

 

Host: Yun-Xuan, Huang. Manager of HAM gallery.

Speaker: Shi-Ming, Bai.  The Curator.

              Wei-Cheng, Tu.  The Artist.

Yao-De,Huang

Catherine, Yen

Shi-Chieh, Lee

 Collection, Exchange, and Heritage: Art Collection and its Connection

Date : 2016/12/11(Sun.)

Time : 16:00pm-17:30pm

Venue : Penglai Warehouse C Sector

 

Host: Yao-De,Huang.  Owner of Share Art Space.

Speaker: Catherine, Yen.  CEO of Group 33 South, Asia Cultural Council.

              Shi-Chieh, Lee. The Collector.

Host | Bureau of Cultural Affairs Kaohsiung City Government

Advisor | Ministry of Culture in Taiwan

Co-organizer | Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts,Kaohsiung Art Forum Association,

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