About Gallery HYUNDAI

14 Samcheong-ro, Jongno-Gu, Seoul, Korea
+82-2-2287-3500

Gallery HYUNDAI is the first specialized gallery in Korea, opening in April, 1970, and has developed in the Contemporary art scene about 45 years since its opening, accompanied by many artists. Through various high-quality exhibitions, Gallery HYUNDAI presents not only Korea’s most prominent Contemporary artists, but also introduces various artists by which you can, at a glance, examine closely the trend of the global art market.
Gallery HYUNDAI currently has three different spaces in Seoul; Gallery HYUNDAI New Space (14 Samcheong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul) with an exhibit space of three floors and Dugahun Gallery (80 Sagan-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul). Located at the back yard of Gallery HYUNDAI, New Space, Dugahun Gallery is a traditional tiled-roof wine house and restaurant with the meaning ‘Very Beautiful House.’ The combination of art, culture, and wine gives the house a unique space.
Gallery HYUNDAI has held a great number of exhibitions of prominent artists who are representative of the Modern and Contemporary Korean Art such as Sang-Hwa Chung, U-Ram Choe, Zuyoung Chung, Kyung-Won Moon, Joon-Ho Jeon, Ik-Joong Kang, Ki-Jong Zin, Sung-Yoon Kim, Myoung-Ho Lee, Ufan Lee, Yoon-Jean Lee, Nam-June Paik, Hyun-Ki Park, Yong-Seok Oh, June-Bum Park, Min-Joon Park, Seo-bo Park, Seung-Taek Lee, Seok Suh, Geun-Taek Yoo and Yun-Hee Toh.
It has also highlighted the most significant tendencies of the past, the present, and the future of the international world of art, by exhibitions of international artists such as Ai Weiwei, Bernar Venet, Billy Childish, François Morellet, Michael Craig-Martin, Natee Utarit, Robert Indiana, Thomas Struth and Zeng Fanzhi.


Past Exhibition

Min-Jung Kim: Paper, Ink and Fire – After the Process

2017.9.1~10.8

Gallery HYUNDAI presented a solo exhibition of Min-Jung Kim, Paper, Ink and Fire: After the Process, from 1st September to 8th October 2017. For almost thirty years, Kim has been developing a body of creative works that employ Hanji, the Korean mulberry paper, and ink, as well as fire.

Min-Jung Kim has been exploring the artistic movements of the East and West, using black ink to draw lines or create spontaneous strokes, and repeatedly pastes the layers of Hanji paper which she delicately burns with incense sticks and candles. The use of Hanji and fire as a medium and the subtle, repetitive handwork add depth to her work with a formal richness and unsuspected poetic variations. The careful choice of materials, delicate and controlled burning, and a patient collage of thin Hanji paper — every element in the work of Min-Jung Kim reflects concentration and contemplation. The repetitious and reflective process is an important part of her work, which leads to meditation and healing.

The solo exhibition, an inaugural show with Min-Jung Kim at Gallery HYUNDAI, comprised approximately thirty representative works, including: Pieno di Vuoto(Full of emptiness) (2008) which metaphorically revealed the cyclical relationship between filling and emptying through the layers of colorful Hanji paper burnt in holes that were gradually covered by bigger holes; Story and the series of The Street which created a poetic rhythm by pasting carefully burnt Hanji pieces in layers; the recent work Insight that provided a musical impression through the unique nature of Hanji and rhythmical arrangements of subtle differences in colors between the front and back side of Hanji; and Phasing series of which lively and spontaneous brush strokes overlapped by delicately controlled burning gave an ambivalent impression.

Min-Jung Kim

Education
1991 Studied at Brera Academy, Milan, Italy
1985 M.F.A. Oriental Painting, Honk Ik University, Seoul, Korea
1980 B.F.A. Oriental Painting, Honk Ik University, Seoul, Korea

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2017 Paper, Ink and Fire: After the Process, Gallery HYUNDAI, Seoul, Korea
2017 Phasing, Patrick Heide Contemporary Art, London, UK
20017 Cendre & Lumière: Œuvres de Min-Jung Kim, Musee des Arts Asiatiques, Conseil Départemental 06, Nice, France
2017 Oneness, Hermès Foundation, Singapore
2016 Phasing, Galerie Volker Diehl, Berlin, Germany
2016 Min-Jung Kim, Leslie Sacks Gallery, Santa Monica, Los Angeles, United States
2015 Traces, OCI Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
2015 The Light, The Shade, The Depth, Luxembourg & Dayan, Palazzo Caboto, Venezia, Italy 2014 Oko, New York, United States
2014 Galerie Commeter, Hamburg, Germany
2014 Studio d’Arte Raffaelli, Trento, Italy
2014 Luxembourg & Dayan, Artgèneve Salon d’Art, Genève, Switzerland
2013 Patrick Heide Contemporary, London, UK
2012 Macro (Museo arte contemporanea di Roma), Testaccio, Rome, Italy
2012 Leslie Sacks Gallery, Brentwood, Los Angeles, United States
2012 Galleria Sahrai, Milano, Italy
2010 Galleria Sant’Angelo, Biella, Italy
2009 Galleria Valeria Bella Stampe, Milano, Italy
2009 Patrick Heide Contemporary, London, UK
2009 Galleria Ermanno Tedeschi, Rome, Italy
2008 Galleria Ermanno Tedeschi, Torino, Italy
2008 Robilant+Voena Fine Art Gallery, London, UK
2008 Gallerie Mudimadrie, Antwerpen, Belgium
2007 Guanshanyue Art Museum, Shenzen, China
2007 Copenhagen Art Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
2007 Leslie Sacks Fine Art, Brentwood, Los Angeles, United States
2007 Patrick Heide Contemporary, London, UK
2007 Giudecca795 Galleria d’Arte, Venezia, Italy
2006 Montecarlo Art Gallery, Milano, Italy
2006 Fondazione Palazzo Bricherasio, Torino, Italy
2006 Galleria Valeria Bella Stampe, Milano, Italy
2004 Arte92, Milano, Italy
2004 Ikos, Modena, Italy
2003 Museo Comunale di Ascona, Ascona, Switzerland
2003 Leslie Sacks Gallery, Brentwood, Los Angeles, United States
2003 Gallerie Patrick Cramer, Genève, Switzerland
2002 Galleria Recalcati, Torino, Italy
2002 Copenhagen Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
2002 Galleria Cafiso, Milano, Italy
1999 Wickeiser Gallery, New York, United States
1999 Galerie Patrick Cramer, Genève, Switzerland
1998 Galleria Cafiso, Milano, Italy
1997 Cappella di Villa Ruffolo, Ravello, Italy
1996 Galleria Arte Borgogna, Milano, Italy
1999 Galleria Kontraste, Forte dei Marmi, Italy
1991 Baik Song Gallery, Seoul, Korea
1999 Injae Art Museum, Gwangju, Korea

Selected Group Exhibitions
2017 Moi & Les Auters, Galerie Catherine Issert, St. Paul de Vence, France
2017 The Mulberry Forest Becoming Ocean, Esther Schipper, Berlin, Germany
2017 Korean: Now and Then, Asia Week New York Contemporary, Kang Contemporary, New York, United States
2016 Galerie Commeter, Hamburg, Germany
2016 Viewing The Past Thru Modern Eyes, Kang Collection, New York, United States
2015 Happy Modern and Contemporary Korean Paintings, Kang Collection, New York, USA
2015 The Gaze of… Selected Works of the UniCredit Art Collection, UniCredit Pavillon, Milano, Italy
2014 Abstraction: 1911-2014, Leslie Sacks Fine Art, Los Angeles, United States
2014 Maestri antichi, moderni imprenditori, Galleria Valeria Bella Stampe, Milano, Italy
2012 World, Ermanno Tedeschi Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israele
2012 New!, Galleria Valeria Bella Stampe, Milano, Italy
2012 Settimana della Corea, Santa Maria della Vita, Bologna, Italy
2011 Galleria E. Tedeschi, Tel Aviv, Israele
2011 Landscape and Memory, Patrick Heide Contemporary Art, London, UK
2010 Twilight Zone, Morgen Gallery, Berlin, Germany
2009 Across the Cross (Michelangelo eI contemporanei), Trapani, Italy
2009 La Biennale di Venezia- Sant Elena, Venezia, Italy
2009 Galleria La Giarina, Verona, Italy
2009 Galleria E. Tedeschi, Complesso del Vittoriano, Rome, Italy
2008 Prospects and interiors-cultors drawings, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, UK
2004 Gwangju Biennale, Gwangiu, Korea
2002 Mostra collettiva, Galleria Cafiso, Milano, Italy
2001 Paris, New York, Washington D.C. The Odyssey 2001, Korean Republic Embassy, Washington, United States
2001 Galleria Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
2001 Simboli e simbolismi nell’arte contemporanea, Ticosa Spazio a Shed, Como, Italy
1998 Mostra di incisioni, Sala Grassi, Corbetta, Milano, Italy
1998 Territori di frontiera, Spazio Laboratorio Hajech, Milano, Italy
1998 Ad Imaginem, Spazio Linati, Milano, Italy
1997 Arti visive, Circolo Culturale Bertold Brecht, Milano, Italy
1997 Pittura e scultura del terzo millennio, Casa del Rigoletto, Mantova, Italy
1997 Mostra collettiva, Galleria Borgogna, Milano, Italy
1997 Mostra collettiva, Galleria Cafiso, Milano, Italy
1997 Incisione collettiva, Castello di Galliate, Galliate, Novara, Italy
1997 Mostra collettiva, Galleria Kontraste, Forte dei Marmi, Italy
1996 Mimesis, Galleria della Cassa di Risparmio di Caldaro, Bolzano, Italy
1996 Nel segno della Luna, Rocca Malatestiana, Montefiore Conca, Italy
1995 International Exhibition of Art Colleges Hiroshima ‘95, Hiroshima, Japan
1995 Quali differenze, Galleria Arcadia Nuova, Milano, Italy
1995 Mostra collettiva, Galleria Cafiso, Milano, Italy
1995 Salon I, Living Art Gallery, Milano, Italy
1995 Mostra collettiva, Galleria Kontraste, Forte dei Marmi, Italy
1994 Brera a Venezia, Liceo Artistico Statale, Venezia, Italy
1994 Dove sostano gli Dei, Centro Storico di Saronno, Italy
1994 First Price International Competition, Fanum Fortunae, Fano, Italy
1994 Sequenze d’Arte Contemporanea, Torre di Ligny – Museo della Preistoria, Trapani, Italy
1994 Salon I ‘94, Galleria Arte Borgogna, Milano, Italy
1994 Salon I ‘94, Villa Litta Carini, Milano, Italy
1994 S.B.C. European Competition ‘94, Swiss Bank House, London, UK
1994 Mostra collettiva, Galleria Cafiso, Milano, Italy
1994 La Stampa Originale, Civica Biblioteca d’Arte del Castello Sforzesco, Milano, Italy
1991 Pure Korean Art, National Museum of Modern Art, Gwacheon, Korea
1990 Koreana painting – Perspective Years ‘90, Art Center, Seoul, Korea
1990 Night with the Artist, Intercontinental Hotel, Seoul, Korea
1989 Current Seoul, Art Center, Seoul, Korea
1989 Korean Painting – 43 Artist Invited, Chosun Press Center Museum, Seoul, Korea
1988 Yiyeon, Kwanhoon Art Museum, Seoul, Korea
1988 Consciousness of transition in the Korean modern painting, Kwanhoon Art Museum, Seoul, Korea
1988 Chunchu, Osaka International Culture Exchange Center, Osaka, Japan
1988 Plastic Art for today and tomorrow – 16 Artists, Dongduk Art Gallery, Seoul, Korea
1988 Yeobaik – 16 Artisti, Baikak Art Center, Seoul, Korea
1988 New Plastic Art, Chunbuk Art Center, Seoul, Korea
1987 Chunchu, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
1987 Yiyeon, Dongduk Gallery, Seoul, Korea
1987 New-Expressionism Korean painting, Art Center, Seoul, Korea
1987 Korean painting – 10 Artist research, Kwanhoon Art Museum, Seoul, Korea
1987 Post Art, ‘3 Gallery, Seoul, Korea
1987 Section of Korean Modern painting, Chunbuk Art Center, Seoul, Korea
1986 Chunchu, Art Center, Seoul, Korea
1986 Works of Korean paintings, Museum of Hong Ik, Seoul, Korea
1986 Yiyeon, Kwanhoon Art Museum, Seoul, Korea
1986 Hanmoim Incisione, Kwanhoon Art Museum, Seoul, Korea
1986 Korean Painting. The Differences, Art Center, Seoul, Korea
1986 Oriental Painting Hong Ik, Kyung In Art Museum, Seoul, Korea
1985 Modern Korean visual art, Art Center, Seoul, Korea
1985 Chunchu, Art Center, Seoul, Korea
1985 Yiyeon, Kwanhoon Art Museum, Seoul, Korea