Robilant+Voena is pleased to present Korean artist Minjung Kim (born 1962 in Gwangju). Renowned for their presentations of Italian art, the gallery is starting their St. Moritz winter season with an exhibition that invites visitors into an entirely different world. Alongside China, Korea has brought forth one of the most important schools of art in the east. Minjung Kim, whose artistic education took place both in Korea and Italy, draws upon this rich heritage and creates work using traditional techniques and materials such as Hanji paper and ink, and a meditative, repetitive approach to art making.
The exhibition aligns with Robilant+Voena’s ambition to draw attention to accomplished female artists, including those within the Old Masters and Modern Art, that in some cases only now are receiving the critical acclaim and attention they merit. A line may be traced from Artemisia Gentileschi, one of the most important artists of the Baroque era, to the female masters of today, who create superb works in what still is - at least from a market perspective - a male-dominated field.
Minjung Kim currently lives and works in South of France and NY, USA. She has exhibited in museums such as Fondazione Palazzo Bricherasio, Torino; Museo Comunale, Ascona; Museum Sbygningen, Copenhagen; Henry Moore Institut, Leeds; Guanshan Yue art Museum, Shenzhen; Macro - Museo Arte Contemporanea Roma; OCI Museum of Art, Seoul; Musee des Arts Asiatiques, Conseil Départemental 06, Nice; Gwangju Museum of Art, Gwangju. Her work has been shown at the Venice Biennale, Venice; Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju; Changwon Sculpture Biennale, Changwon, and is represented in several public and private collections.
A work from the Mountain series will be part of a British Museum exhibition called "Drawing Now" (Sept 2019 - Jan 2020). This exhibition is curated and organized by the British Museum's Prints and Drawings department and showcases contemporary works from the museum’s collection. Other works in the exhibition are by Gerhard Richter, Philip Guston, Tracey Emin, and LouiseBourgeois.