171101-[Immediate Release] Passion. Connected 100 X 100

Korean Cultural Center New York presents
PASSION. CONNECTED. 100 X 100.
featuring 100 New York artists in Celebration of the
2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games

November 1, 2017 to January 31, 2018
Gallery Korea at the Korean Cultural Center New York

New York, NY - Korean Cultural Center New York, a branch of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST) of the Republic of Korea, is pleased to present a one-of-a-kind exhibition, PASSION. CONNECTED. 100 X 100. in representation of the

The title of this exhibition, PASSION.CONNECTED. 100 X 100. includes the official slogan of the Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018, “Passion. Connected.” as it “refers to a world in which everyone is connected with shared passion for winter sports — a world open to any generation anywhere and anytime, in order to open new horizons in the continued growth of winter sports” (from the PyeongChang 2018 official website).

In this exhibition, Gallery Korea showcases 100 winter sport helmets that have been artistically interpreted by 100 artists and designers to celebrate D-100 days until the start of the Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018.

Each of the participating artists created their own unique winter sport helmet artwork inspired by the officially designated Olympic keywords: harmony, people, passion, friendship, possibility, fairness, peace, advancement, movement, play, power, balance, joy, drama, challenge, and sports.

(Left to Right, Top to Bottom): Ik-Joong Kang, Ran Hwang, Sung Ho Choi, Sungmo Cho, Hyongnam Ahn, Chinòn Maria

In addition to the 100 winter sport helmet artworks, the exhibition presents a special collection of works by D2 (“Designers 2nd Generation,” Korean American Fashion Association) fashion designers. The show features 10 looks inspired by the spirit of the Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games and their designated keywords.

With the opening of the Exhibition on November 1st, 2017, the online component of the show will also open at www.passion.koreanculture.org where all 100 helmet artworks and 10 fashion pieces will be on interactive display as well as detailed information on each of the participating artists.

“Representing spirit of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Games with our key values of peace and unity, the PASSION. CONNECTED exhibition presents how artists have interpreted this in visually beautiful ways,” said Director Seung Je Oh of the Korean Cultural Center New York. “With over 100 artists from all different backgrounds being inspired by the Winter Games, we are able to see how art and culture can bring us a step closer to widening our horizons.”

Please visit us at 460 Park Avenue, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10022, Monday - Friday, 9 am -5 pm to view the exhibition. To learn more about the Korean Cultural Center New York, please visit: www.koreanculture.org

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS

Hyongnam Ahn, Hyun Jung Ahn, Seongmin Ahn, Beatriz Albuquerque, Keren Anavy, Andranik Aroutiounian, Julie Bahn, Rosa Chang, Carol Cho, Sungmo Cho, You Mee Cho, Sung Ho Choi, Ye-seul Choi, Yoon Sun Choi, Youngwook Choi, Hwa Young Choi Caruso, Hyobin Chung, Anderson Correa de Araujo, Jackie Feng, Naomi Frank, Bas Geerts, Eunyoung Ham, Angela Han, Jihwan Han, Noël St. John Harnden, Chan Hee Hong, Ran Hwang, Saneun Hwang, Taehyun Hwang, Jee Eun Esther Jang, Eunsung Jeon & Eunjee Hong, Seungjo Jeong, Ik-Joong Kang, Amy Y. Kim, Boram Kim, Hye Jin Kim, Jee Hye Kim, Jisook Kim, Mi Jung Kim, Min Jeong Kim, Sojung Kim, Songyi Kim, Suena Kim, Yeonjee Kim, YoungMin Linzy Kim, Youngmi Kim, Hong Ko, Olivia Eunnara Ko, Jenny Kroik, Jong Hyun Kwon, Jaena Kwon, Philip Lavelle, Arnie Seongmin Lee, Boreum Lee, Eunjung Lee, Eunsol Lee, Hanbich Ayana Lee, Hanna Lee, Jisoo Lee, Junho Lee, Kakyoung Lee, Ki Sub Lee, Sangin Lee, Sisley Lee, So Na Lee, Seungho Lee, Yoon Jin Lee, Young Jin Lee, Jeong Soo Lim, Jong Il Ma, Chinòn Maria, Chaewon Moon, Jaye Moon, Dahae Noh, Okechukwu Okegrass Ofiaeli, Jean Oh, Saehyun Paik, Hyesoo Park, Nah Eun Park, Bryan Pettigrew, Milena Popov, Jiawen Qian, Jiwon Rhie, Hyun Ji Rie, Yewon Seo, Gabriel Shiguemota, Han Myung Song, Clintel Steed, Yu Tian, Ken Weisensee, Elizabeth Winton, Bo Kyung Woo, Hyunjin Yang, Hyosun Yeom, Harper Yoon, Kyung Youl Yoon, Sun You, Kyung Hye Yoon, Shinhee Yu, Suri Yun

FASHION DESIGNERS FROM D2
EunSol Lee, Joo Young Yoon, Minhee Kim, Yoon Hee Joe, Jiwon Hwang, Shaun Kim

D2 is a community created by fashion designers currently based in New York. Since their inauguration in 2008, D2 has continued to hold exhibitions and education p

Programs to benefit both professionals and students.


PASSION. CONNECTED. 100 X 100. is specially accompanied by the PyeongChang Experience Zone within the Gallery area


For press inquiries, contact Mickey Hyun

mickeyhyun@koreanculture.org or pr@koreanculture.org , 212-759-9550 (ext. 212)
For exhibition inquiries, contact Hee Sung Cho
hyangaoao@koreanculture.org , (212) 759 9550 (ext. 204)

Korean Cultural Center NY

Inaugurated in 1979, the Korean Cultural Center New York (previously known as the Korean Cultural Service New York) is a branch of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST) of the Republic of Korea. Under the authority of the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in New York, KCCNY works to promote cultural arts exchange and stimulate interest in Korean culture through various opportunities. KCCNY provides diverse activities including exhibitions, concerts, film festivals, and educational programs. KCCNY is located at 460 Park Avenue(at 57th Street), NewYorkCity. www.koreanculture.org .

Miro Yoon