THE KOREA SOCIETY

is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, 501(c)(3) organization with individual and corporate members that is dedicated solely to the promotion of greater awareness, understanding, and cooperation between the people of the United States and Korea. Learn more about us here.

Exhibitions

Interlacement: A Group Exhibition

Thursday, September 30, 2021 | 6:00 PM
September 30, 2021 - January 28, 2022| Opening Reception: September 30, 2021 | 6 - 8 PM| In this group exhibition, three artists challenge and redefine the conventional idea of fiber and textile art by employing already-established techniques of weaving, embroidery, and assemblage with new materials and creating and inventing new forms. Featuring the work of Woomin Kim, Sui Park, and Jayoung Yoon. Our gallery is open only by appointment.… Read More
The thing that really struck me was the grit and resilience of the people — they were in the process of recovering from a devastating war that displaced so many people. But the markets were crowded, people went about their business — things had to get done! They had to survive and thrive! … When I see Korea now and think back to that time, Korea’s success should come as… Read More

Artist Talk: Mina Cheon

Wednesday, June 30, 2021 | 6:30 PM
Image courtesy of Mina Cheon Studio The global art activist Mina Cheon draws inspiration from the partition of the Korean peninsula, in which she enlists a range of mediums including painting, sculpture, video, installation, and performance to deconstruct and reconcile the precarious history and ongoing coexistence between North and South Korea. Her solo exhibition at The Korea Society showcases her most recent painting series of Unification Flags. Mina Cheon will… Read More
Image courtesy of Mina Cheon Studio (Photo by Cyrus Feldman) May 3 - September 2, 2021| The global art activist Mina Cheon draws inspiration from the partition of the Korean peninsula, exemplified by her parallel body of work created under her North Korean alter ego, Kim Il Soon, in which she enlists a range of mediums including painting, sculpture, video, installation, and performance to deconstruct and reconcile the fraught history… Read More

Artist Talk: Soonchoel Byun

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 | 6:00 PM
Soonchoel Byun's solo exhibition at the Korea Society Gallery, his first one in New York in two decades, showcases nine photographs from his 2015 series Eternal Family which records and digitally creates a reunion between family members separated by the Korean War. Created with utmost sensitivity and respect for the personal and historical tragedy, Byun’s art is a poignant reminder of the devastating consequences of the war that still remains… Read More

Soonchoel Byun Eternal Family

Tuesday, September 8, 2020 | 10:00 AM
@Byun Soonchoel. Courtesy of the artist and ARARIO GALLERY September 8 - February 26, 2021| Exhibition extended through February 26, 2021 The Korea Society presents Soonchoel Byun: Eternal Family, his first solo exhibition in New York in two decades. In his Eternal Family series, Byun imagines and digitally creates a reunion between family members separated by the Korean War. Created with utmost sensitivity and respect for the personal and historical… Read More
Internationally acclaimed artist Ik-Joong Kang in conversation about his art and career with Dr. Katherine Anne Paul, Curator of Asian Art, the Birmingham Museum of Art.Due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), this program will be conducted virtually. This live session will be provided free of charge at the specified date and time. A limited number of viewing links will be provided to the people who sign up through the form… Read More

Ik-Joong Kang: Moon Jar/Longing for Home

Thursday, January 16, 2020 | 6:00 PM
Current Exhibition: January 16 - May 21| Internationally acclaimed artist Ik-Joong Kang's new site-specific installation “Floating Dreams to the Moon” premiers at the Korea Society. This solo exhibition will feature several new paintings by the artist as well as an installation of objects and over 6,000 drawings from Korean War refugees. Kang's artistic practice provides a platform for humanity's aspirations for achieving what appears to be impossible. Just as Korean… Read More
FREE with RSVP In conjunction with the current exhibition of Seunggu Kim’s photography series Better Days, the Korea Society is pleased to present a panel of selected photographers and curators for a discussion on contemporary photography in Korea. Contemporary Photography in Korea: Reception & Panel Discussion Thursday, November 14, 2019 | 6 PM @ The Korea Society 350 Madison Avenue, 24th Floor, NYC Gallery hours: 10 AM - 4:30 PM… Read More

Seunggu Kim Better Days

Thursday, October 3, 2019 | 10:00 AM
CURRENT EXHIBITION | October 3-December 18, 2019 | Reception and Panel Discussion on Contemporary Photography in Korea: Thursday, November 14, 2019 | 6 PM The Korea Society is pleased to present Better Days, a solo exhibition featuring the photography of Korean artist Seunggu Kim. Better Days is a series of photographs depicting what the artist describes as “Korean spectacles.” South Korea’s rapid development in the last 50 years has caused… Read More
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