Duration: 21 October 2022 until 10 April 2023
Location: Museum für Ostasiatische Kunst (Museum for East-Asian Arts), Köln, Germany
The exhibition Horizons presents striking positions by contemporary, internationally renowned artists from China, Korea and Japan at the interface between Far Eastern and Western art. The exhibition includes works by Qiu Shihua, Leiko Ikemura, Evelyn Taocheng Wang, Kimsooja and Yu Duan.
The selected artists come from the three East Asian countries represented by the MOK: China, Korea and Japan. They draw on their centuries-old tradition as part of their identity. In that spirit, individual pieces of ancient art are juxtaposed with their works in the exhibition. The influence of Western art on China, Korea and Japan has by no means eliminated tradition, instead challenging it to develop and evolve along new lines in the course of globalization. Transcending the bounds of their cultural origins, the artists cited above have created works that resonate with concepts from modern Western art.
Horizons testifies to the vitality and creative resilience of contemporary East Asian art. It constantly draws anew from its rich tradition and achieves impressive new inventions, rediscoveries and re-interpretations. It will play an increasingly important role on the international stage.
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