When Process Becomes Form:
Dansaekhwa and Korean Abstraction
The Boghossian Foundation–Villa Emapain Brussels, Belgium
February 20 - April 24, 2016

When Process Becomes Form:

When Process Becomes Form
Dansaekhwa and Korean Abstraction
February 20- April 24, 2016

When process becomes form is the first comprehensive presentation in Belgium of seminal works by a generation of Korean artists whose negotiation of abstraction has become known as Dansaekhwa. The exhibition consists of more than 50 paintings and works on paper drawn from the 1970s and the 1980s, along with a substantial array of archival materials. Working at the crossroads of diverse stylistic negotiations and within a politically and socially charged context, the six featured artists in this exhibition, Lee Ufan, Chung Chang Sup, Park Seo Bo, Kwon Young Woo, Ha Chong Hyun, and Chung Sang Hwa, employed abstraction as a means of synthesis and innovation. In doing so, they succeeded in articulating a distinct visual language that championed form and material over outright political expression. Their use of pattern and repetition stems from an emphasis on a process-driven approach that places the act of making at the very heart of their artistic practice. Transcending the specificities of political and social conflicts, these works present the viewer with a timeless and universal visual language.

A comprehensive catalog will be published to accompany the exhibition. 

Press Preview
February 19, 2016 at 11 am
Visit of the exhibition with the curators
followed by a Korean lunch

When process becomes form : Dansaekhwa and Korean abstraction in the 1970s and 1980s 
February 20- April 24th 2016
Open from Tuesday to Sunday
from 10.00 am till 6.30 pm
Franklin Roosevelt Avenue, 67 – 1050 Brussels


Boghossian Foundation
Liza Eliano, liza.eliano@fitzandco.com, 646-589-0921
Helen Cowdrey, helen@fitzandco.com, 646-589-0935

Kukje Gallery
Zoe Chun, Zoe@kukjegallery.com 

Tina Kim Gallery 
Shaniece Parker, shaniece@tinakimgallery.com

Image: The Boghossian Foundation – Villa Empain, Courtesy of The Boghossian Foundation 

Tina Kim Gallery