The Winner of 17th LEE Donghoon Art Award : Ha Chonghyun


Daejeon Museum of Art, Daejeon, South Korea


Press release

The Daejeon Museum of Art presents the work of Ha Chong-hyun, the winner of the 17th Lee Donghoon Award. The Lee Donghoon Award was established to commemorate the artistic legacy of Lee in shaping the Daejeon art scene, and it is awarded each year to an artist for their outstanding achievement in the development of Korea’s modern and contemporary art. Ha is one of the Korea’s foremost avant-gardists and is internationally acclaimed for his monochromatic paintings. This exhibition is the first major show of Ha’s artwork in Daejeon and a rare chance to discover his latest painting.
The 13 paintings on display were carefully chosen to show the essence of Ha’s artistic practice, which spans over 60 years from the early 1960s to the present. His lifelong exploration into new visual language was closely interlocked with the contemporary transformation of the Korean art scene. Hence, looking at his work will lead the audience through some major moments and shifts in the history of the Korean contemporary art.