Contemporary art gallery Blum & Poe presented the survey of Korean monochromatic painting with American minimalism, in Los Angeles, one of the gallery’s three locations.
The exhibition carried the title Dansaekhwa and Minimalism and consisted of more than thirty-five paintings and sculptures dating back to the 1960s to the present, presenting the art works by the most representative artists of each movement – Carl Andre, Chung Sang-hwa, Ha Chong-hyun, Robert Irwin, Kwon Young-woo, Lee Ufan, Sol LeWitt, Robert Mangold, Agnes Martin, Park Seobo, Robert Ryman, Richard Serra, and Yun Hyong-keun.
"This exhibition aims to highlight the subtle diversity of aesthetics and ideas explored in these two movements. Neither Dansaekhwa nor Minimalism was defined by a manifesto or a unified conceptual approach. Artists from both movements have expressed differing perspectives on the links between their practices and those of their immediate peers. In turn, the Korean artists variously acknowledge or disavow a relationship between Dansaekhwa and Minimalism. As the first major exhibition to bring these works together, this survey is intended as a non-didactic starting point for broader critical discussion,” shared some words about the exhibition the team of Blum & Poe.