Ahn Chang Hong Special Exhibition
Casa Museo Guayasamín in Quito, Ecuador
The 60th Anniversary of Establishment of Korea-Ecuador Diplomatic Relations
Savina Museum of Contemporary Art(Director Lee Myung-ok) will hold <Ahn Chang Hong Special Exhibition> to commemorate the 60th anniversary of diplomatic ties between Korea and Ecuador(2022), displaying from November 4 to December 14, 2021 at the Guayasamín Art Museum located in Quito, which is known as a UNESCO World Heritage City in Ecuador.
This exhibition is an invitational exhibition of Korean artists in a form of return to the exhibition of Oswaldo Guayasamín, Ecuador's most beloved artist, which was successfully held by Savina Museum of Contemporary Art from last year(2020) December to this year(2021) February. This exhibition is the first cultural exchange event between the two countries in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, and is sponsored by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea, the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Ecuador, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ecuador, and the Embassy of Ecuador in Korea.
Through this exhibition, Savina Museum of Contemporary Art showcases about 60 representative works(20 oil paintings, 17 solids, 23 cement reliefs) by Ahn Chang Hong, who has been materializing sharp criticism of modern Korean society in his works with various and intense formative language, encompassing paintings and three-dimensionals. In particular, 20 oil paintings from the new series by Ahn Chang Hong, which cover extreme anxiety and fear stemming from pandemic era that struck the world, and especially the cross-sections of desire and human delusion in capitalist society, will be on its initial display.
- Host : Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism
- Organization : Savina Museum of Contemporary Art, The Korean Art Museum Association
- Sponsor : Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea
- Cooperation : Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Ecuador, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ecuador, Embassy of Ecuador in Korea, Guayasamín Foundation, Guayasamín Museum
- Auspices : SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS, LATINOAMERICA