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On The Line: Exhibition Commemorating 60th Anniversary of the Korean War
Baek Seung-woo

On The Line

On The LineOn The Line: Exhibition Commemorating 60th Anniversary of the Korean War
Baek Seung-woo
English and Korean

Contributing Artists JOO Myung Duck, KANG Woon Gu, KOO Bonchang, CHOI Kwang ho, LEE Gap-chul, OH Hein-Kuhn, KOH Myung Keun, Nanda, WON Seoung-Won, BACK Seung Woo


560 Pages
230 x 320 mm
ISBN 9791185374079


From 8 September to 25 September 2010 the exhibition On the Line marks sixty years since the Korean War began on 25 June 1950. It observes the meaning of the boundary, which the Korean War caused via photographs. The 65 pieces of works focused not on the visible boundary of the two Koreas, but on the boundaries between past and present, hardship and beauty, separation and unification, isolation and harmony, desire and prohibition, and the Korean peninsula and the world – byproducts of the watershed incident in modern Korean history. It is the first exhibition that made an attempt of artistic interpretation beyond the limited value of documentary or journalism.

About the Artist
Seung-Woo Back completed his MA in Fine Art and Theory from the Middlesex University, London, UK (2005), and both his M.F.A. (2002) and BFA (2000) in Photography from Chung Ang University, Seoul, Korea (2000). He has held solo exhibitions at Art sonje Center, Seoul, Korea (2011), Doosan Gallery, Seoul, Korea (2010), Gana Art New York, NY (2009), Foil Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (2007), Gana Beaubourg Gallery, Paris, France (2006). His works are held in the collections of the Portfolio foundation, Edinburg, England, UK, The Museum of Fine Art, Houston, TX, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA, and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), San Francisco, CA.

About the Publisher 
Since its foundation in 2007, Iann has organised a variety of projects ranging from the publication of the contemporary art photography magazine to curating exhibitions, publishing books, and running educational programs.

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