Schedule (Fri)15 February – (Sat)16 March, 2019
Opening Reception (Fri)15 February 6pm
Artist Talk (Fri)15 February 6:30pm
SA+, 11F, H Queen’s, 80 Queen's Road Central, Central, Hong Kong
Seoul Auction Hong Kong will be featuring a Lim Ok Sang’s exhibition entitled “흙 Heurk” as its second special exhibition this year. Lim Ok Sang is well-known as an artist who focuses on the voices of the common people and depicts the lives of the petit bourgeois not only as the lives of individuals but as representative of a major period of contemporary Korean history. Born in 1950, Lim has been a cultural icon in diverse genres (painting, sculpture, performance, etc.), engaging in political whistle-blowing and social criticism of the past half-century of South Korea’s dynamic contemporary history. This exhibition will introduce some of Lim’s most recent works, which are made with soil and ink based on an earth motif.
Through this exhibition, Seoul Auction Hong Kong spotlights soil as the source of life and the outcomes of its natural application to works of art. This exhibition is an invaluable occasion through which Lim Ok Sang, a representative figure of Minjung art (an important genre in Korean art history), will be introduced to international audiences.