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  • Oct 22, 2021

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Portraits of (left to right) KIM SANGJIN, BANG JEONG-A, OH MIN, and CHOI CHAN SOOK. Courtesy National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea.

On October 20, South Korea’s National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MMCA) launched the Korea Artist Prize 2021 exhibition, on view until March 20, 2022. Co-organized by the SBS Foundation, the five-month-long group show features works and projects by the competition’s four finalists. Kim Sangin’s presentation “Lamp in video game use real electricity” looks into the impact of virtual-reality platforms on the real world; Bang Jeong-A’s large-scale paintings are featured in “Heumul-heumul,” which examines political and ecological systems; Oh Min’s five-channel multimedia installation Heterophony of Heterochrony (2021) offers an immersive experience of sound and lights; and Choi Chan Sook’s four-channel video installation qbit to adam (2021) connects the history of mining with cryptocurrency mining. The winner, who will receive a cash prize of KRW 10 million (USD 8,500) along with a gold plaque, will be announced in the first half of 2022.

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