Date: Fri, 13 Oct 2017
Time: 6:00 – 7:00PM
Venue: Pearl Lam Galleries, 601-605 Pedder Building, 12 Pedder Street, Central
Speakers: Byungchae Yu and Mi Jeong Kim
Pearl Lam Galleries presents a solo exhibition by internationally renowned Korean artist, Chun Kwang Young (b. 1944). This important retrospective exhibition investigates the evolution of the artist’s oeuvre from the mid-1970s to the beginning of the twenty-first century, as well as some exciting new pieces. Conversation between Byungchae Yu, consul for culture and public relations of Consulate General of The Republic Korea in Hong Kong and Macau, and Mi Jeong Kim of Pearl Lam Galleries will highlight Chun’s work in the broader context of Korean Post-War art, and the surge of interest in Korean modern and contemporary art in recent years.
About Byungchae Yu
Consul of consulate general of the republic of Korea in Hong Kong and Macau, culture & public relationship
He graduated from Yonsei University, Seoul in Korea and University of Pittsburgh in U,S, for MD. He majored in public administration and public policy. He has been working for government of Republic of Korea since 1994. He was in charge of many kinds of national cultural policies, such as library and museum policy, game industry policy, visual art policy, and International tourism policy. He has posted in Hong Kong as a consul for culture and public relations since 2014. He has been organizing the mega Korean cultural festival in Hong Kong, ‘Festive Korea’ He introduced varied Korean top class art groups, such as Korea National Opera, Korean National Contemporary Dance Company in Hong Kong. He has contributed to cultural exchange between Korea and Hong Kong,
About Mi Jeong Kim
Pearl Lam Galleries
Born in South Korea, Mi Jeong Kim holds master of arts degree in modern and contemporary art history, connoisseurship, and history of art market from Christie’s New York. She has been working for national museum, auction houses, and galleries in Asia, Europe, and USA over the past decade. Kim moved to Hong Kong and headed up opening of Axel Vervoordt Gallery in 2013. With extensive knowledge on Korean and Japanese modern and contemporary art, she currently works for Pearl Lam Galleries in Hong Kong.