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Your Bright Future: 12 Contemporary Artists from Korea

I have always been interested in Korea. It is a divided land where the South is a prosperous, thriving democracy and world economic power, and the North is despotic, totalitarian Communist dictatorship. If one wants to see the contrasts, all you have to do is see the satellite images of the two countries at night. The South is lit up, and the North is dark with barely a light shining from the oppressed land. In the exhibit "Your Bright Future: 12 Contemporary Artists from Korea," showing at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, features 12 artist who confront both the contemporary economic, social and political situation of Korea, and its uncertain future.

This generation of artists emerged during the mid-1980s—some well-known and others on the brink of such recognition—all of whom work on the cutting-edge of international art trends and within a distinctly Korean context: Bahc Yiso, Choi Jeong-Hwa, Gimhongsok, Jeon Joonho, Kim Beom, Kimsooja, Koo Jeong-A, Minouk Lim, Jooyeon…