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Exhibition: Renewal of Symbols: Contemporary Minhwa Paintings — Opens
August 25, 2022
August 25–December 16
Minhwa is traditional Korean folk art from the Chosun era (1392-1910) painted on paper or canvas in a simplistic but expressive style executed in bold colors. Translated as “painting of the people” or “popular painting,” it is often the work of anonymous craftsmen and shows figures from folk mythology and legends, symbols of happiness, wealth and health, and scenes of everyday life. Minhwa is known for expressing its emotions using symbolism, optimism, humor, and satire. This exhibition is curated by FIT Professor Kyunghee Pyun.
Featuring artists: Seongmin Ahn, Cho Uk Kim, Hyunmee Kim, Minjung Kim, Sejung Nam, Kate Oh, Eunkyoung Park, Olivia Sung, Younho Yang, Seung Hyun Woo
2022 Minhwa Creative Collective
Seongmin Ahn, art director
Rachel Kim, Hana Glanz, Yoon Lee, Justin Pyun
This exhibition is on view inside the Gladys Marcus Library; you need an FIT ID or visitor pass to access the library.