Meeting Kim Whanki Again in Seoul

The paintings of the ‘father of Korean contemporary art’ have been reinterpreted as digital artworks in a special exhibition presented by LG OLED at Frieze Seoul

in Collaborations , Frieze Seoul , Videos | 28 SEP 23
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For the second edition of Frieze Seoul, headline partner LG OLED collaborated with the Whanki Foundation to present ‘We Meet Again in Seoul’, an exhibition that celebrated the late Korean artist through a curated selection of original paintings and new artworks based on Whanki's masterpieces, reimagined in digital form.

'Kim Whanki remains relevant today, because he was on the forefront of pure geometric abstraction', says Pat Lee, Director of Frieze Seoul. One of the most influential Korean artists of the 20th century, he was renowned as the pioneer of abstract painting in Korea. The showcase at Frieze Seoul featured some of the artist’s most iconic works, including Sacred Heart (Sacré Cœur) (1957), from his time in Paris, and Where, in What Form, Shall We Meet Again (1971) and 25-III-69 #46 (1969), from Kim’s last decade in New York. 

Alongside 12 original paintings, LG OLED unveiled a new body of work developed in collaboration with Je Baak, Creative Director of the collective Verseday, Mano Ahn, CEO of Ahn Graphics and Jason Kim, CEO of BESIGN, who worked together to reinterpret five of Kim’s works using LG OLED as digital canvases, bringing these masterpieces to life in a new way, responding to the innovation of the paintings with the latest advances of the digital age.



Discover more about the project at LGOLEDART.COM