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SEOUL

SeMA (Selected eMerging Artists) 2004

Seoul Museum of Art

by SHINYOUNG CHUNG


KIM SANG-DUK, Child's View, 2003, Pinhole photograph, Courtesy Seoul Museum of Art

The show "SeMA (Selected eMerging Artists)" attempted to define the prevalent atmosphere in Korean contemporary art by framing the twenty seven participants under six different issues representing current sociocultural phenomena: "fast” - culture witnessed by the world-wide spread of fast-food chains' tradition and pastiche, the never-maturing Peter Pan syndrome; digital generation; "lookism" that judges strictly by the cover; and modern solitude. Despite the chaotic execution of…

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