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Artist Oh In-hwan wins 2015 Korea Artist Prize

Artist Oh In-hwan has been named the winner of the 2015 Korea Artist Prize, the National Museum of Modern, Contemporary Art, Korea said Wednesday.

"Oh has explored important issues of modern society through his unique works of art that deliver strong personal messages toward social issues,” a judging committee said in a press release. 

Artist Oh In-hwan (MMCA)
Artist Oh In-hwan (MMCA)

Oh, 50, has explored social and cultural issues through participatory or site-specific projects. Based on his personal experiences, Oh translates or dismantles cultural codes formed through his experiences.

In his ongoing exhibition at the MMCA, Oh explores personal and physical blind spots. He gathers information about the unique personal spaces of soldiers during their service and connects them to create a physical map to visit the places. 
Exhibition view of artist Oh In-hwan`s installation
Exhibition view of artist Oh In-hwan`s installation "Reciprocal Viewing System" (MMCA)

The Korea Artist Prize, presented by the MMCA and the SBS Cultural Foundation, began in 1995 to recognize Korean artists whose experimental works contribute to expanding discussions and boundaries of contemporary art.

By Lee Woo-young (wylee@heraldcorp.com)

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