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Book chapter

Современное южнокорейское искусство в глобальном контексте

С. 354-361.

During the 20th century South Koreans art has been developing under the influence of West- ern art movements, first modernism and later postmodernism. Korean artists began to study western avantguard movements in 1950s on a full scale. In 1960s they started to face the need to resolve the issue of finding national in arts, they started to combine traditional aes- thetics with Western technology. In the 1990s, after Koreans were allowed to visit foreign countries, some artists went to study in the West, where they were swept by the wave of conceptual art and the ideas of postmodern- ism. This generation has brought Korean art to the world level. Over the past two decades, South Korea has made a breakthrough in the field of contemporary art, the country became one of the centers of Asian contemporary art. South Korean art is successfully integrated into the global art world. Artists speak on the general topics of the world art, such as, for example, the criticism of the consumer society and the prevailing stereotypes and people in today’s global world. In this paper, taking as example ouvre of the most influential Kore- an artists we will see how today an issue eхpressing national ideas and aesthetics in arts is solved and what are the distinctive features of contemporary South Korean art.