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Your Bright Future

12 Contemporary Artists from Korea

Christine Starkman and Lynn Zelevansky; With contributions by Joan Kee and Sunjung Kim

View Inside Price: $50.00

June 23, 2009
208 pages, 8 3/4 x 10 1/2
18 b/w + 159 color illus.
ISBN: 9780300146899
HC - Paper over Board

Distributed for The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Out of Print

In the past two decades, there have been major developments in Korean art, as the country has opened up under the influence of globalization. This unprecedented book focuses on the work of twelve of Korea’s most significant artists.


An introduction by Joan Kee and a chronology track the development of contemporary art in Korea from the 20th century to the present day. Essays by Lynn Zelevansky and Christine Starkman discuss the twelve artists featured: Kimsooja, Bahc Yiso, Do Ho Suh, Choi Jeong-Hwa, Gimhongsok, Jeon Joonho, Kim Beom, Koo Jeong-A, Minouk Lim, Jooyeon Park, Haegue Yang, and Young-hae Chang Heavy Industries. These artists work in a range of media, including sculpture, drawing, video, installation and performance, and the World Wide Web. The book also includes artists’ interviews and brief biographies.

Lynn Zelevansky is Terri and Michael Smooke Curator and Department Head of Contemporary Art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Christine D. Starkman is curator of Asian art at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Joan Kee is assistant professor in the history of art department at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor and is the author or editor of writings on film and art from many Asian countries. Sunjung Kim is an independent curator based in Seoul, Korea.


Los Angeles County Museum of Art (6/28/09 – 9/20/09)

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (11/22/09 – 2/14/10)