July 21, 2014 - PLATEAU, Samsung Museum of Art - Spectrum-Spectrum
July 21, 2014


Kiljong Arcade, Ah different people call it, Oh different things, 2014. Mixed media installation, dimensions variable.

July 24–October 12, 2014

PLATEAU, Samsung Museum of Art
55 Sejong-daero
Jung-gu, Seoul
Korea 100-716
Hours: Tuesday–Sunday 10am–6pm

T +82 2 2259 7726


In commemorating the tenth anniversary of Leeum, PLATEAU, Saumsung Museum of Art is pleased to present Spectrum-Spectrum, an exhibition examining the diverse spectrum of Korean contemporary art today. This exhibition takes ARTSPECTRUM, Leeum’s core biennial program for emerging artists, as point of departure. Since 2001, ARTSPECTRUM has presented over 48 artists over its five installments. Inviting seven past participants of ARTSPECTRUM along with seven peer artists of their recommendation, Spectrum-Spectrum honors Leeum’s past decade of accomplishments, at the same time layering PLATEAU’s expanded perspective as way of exploring new grounds for modifying and sustaining existing exhibition platforms. 

The fourteen participating artists (teams) in the exhibition, including Kim Beom (painting), Kiljong Arcade (installation), MeeNa & Sasa[44] (installation), Sulki & Min (design), Jinnie Seo (installation), Young In Hong (painting/performance), Inhwan Oh (installation), Meehye Lee (installation), Dongi Lee (painting), Juri Lee (painting), Hyungkoo Lee (video), Jihyun Jung (installation), Suejin Chung (video), Hyounsoo Kyung (painting), each seek their own solutions and answers to the realities they are faced with as artists today. From a puzzling maze as metaphor of life, envisioning multiple alternatives to the historical narrative, to proposing a new business model of art production, the shrewd sense of reality expressed in the various artistic forms will provide ample grounds for visualizing their unique insights. 

As way of repositioning the relationship of Leeum and PLATEAU, this exhibition expands itself on the subjective vision and active curatorial participation by the artists. We hope this exhibition leads to broadening the gateways for emerging artists and provides opportunities for envisioning new possibilities for Korean contemporary art.
Curated by Soyeon Ahn, Deputy Director, PLATEAU, Samsung Museum of Art, Korea

PLATEAU, Samsung Museum of Art was first inaugurated in 1999 as Rodin Gallery, presenting its permanent installation of Auguste Rodin’s monumental masterpieces The Gates of Hell and The Burghers of Calais, and has established itself as one of the central institutions in the Korean contemporary art scene.

In May 2011, Rodin Gallery reopened its doors under the new name, PLATEAU, aspiring a broader scope of program, as well as higher artistic grounds for artists and patrons alike. With the new name, PLATEAU expresses our renewed commitment to embracing the dynamic developments in Korean and international contemporary art, in continuation with our permanent display of the Rodin masterpieces.

Press contact:
Shim Bokeum, Public Relations Team
T +82 2 2014 6553 / bokeum.shim [​at​] samsung.com


Spectrum-Spectrum at PLATEAU, Samsung Museum of Art
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