180314-[Immediate Release] PASSION CONTINUED Exhibition in Celebration of the PyeongChang Winter Games for Peace

Korean Cultural Center New York presents
PASSION. CONTINUED: A Wave of Peace from Korea to the World

featuring 200 international artists in Celebration of the
2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games

March 14, 2017 to April 20, 2018
Gallery Korea at the Korean Cultural Center New York
(460 Park Ave. 6th Floor, New York, NY 10022)
Opening Reception: March 14th, 2018, 6-8 pm

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. CONTINUED: A Wave of Peace from Korea to the World in celebration of the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic & Paralympic Games.

Korea becomes the hub of Asia for both sports and cultural arts as the “Olympic Wave” surges from Korea to Asia, then to the world. Representing the Olympic and Paralympic values of peace and unity, hundreds of artists of all backgrounds have come together to present a resounding message of hope for the world.

The PASSION. CONTINUED exhibition brings together a total of 200 artists from all over the world, not only from New York and the United States, but also 100 rising artists from Korea, Japan, and China, where the Olympic games will be held in order, respectively; the PyeongChang Winter Games are being held in 2018, followed by the 2020 Tokyo Summer Games, and the 2022 Beijing Winter Games.

The title of this exhibition, PASSION. CONTINUED refers to 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).

“As many are aware, Korea is the only divided country in our modern world, and as such, the significance of the Games opening in PyeongChang is even more weighted. The key values of peace and unity take center stage, and it’s our hope that these artistic expressions can share our mutual hopes, as well as to demonstrate how art can transcend any boundaries of geography, background, age, among others,” 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.”

For the helmet installation portion of the exhibition, 100 winter sport helmets have been artistically interpreted in celebration of the Games, with each of the 100 participating artists from New York and beyond creating their own unique artwork inspired by the officially designated Olympic keywords: harmony, people, passion, possibility, fairness, peace, advancement, movement, play, power, balance, joy, drama, challenge, and sports.

The poster collection, featuring 34 Korean, 33 Chinese, and 33 Japanese poster artists, is one that has been specially curated by Professor Kyungkyun Kim of the Korea National University of the Arts, and highlights the key message of bringing a dynamic, powerful “wind” or wave of mutual understanding, tolerance, and friendship that originates from Korea and spreads worldwide. With the synergistic effect of the 200 participating artists from all over the world, PASSION. CONTINUED embraces unity and sets in motion a wave of peace through art.

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 (Helmet Designs):

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

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS (Poster Designs):

Shintaro Ajioka, Na An, Wang Ben, Nan Chen, Yumin Chen, Hyun Cho, Sohyun Choi, Dongchern Cin, Aya Codama, Zhongqiang Feng, Osamu Fukushima, Senzhong Gan, Peng Gu, Zhanning Han, Pingjing He, Dongsik Hong, Kai Huo, Toyotsugu Itoh, Moonjung Jang, Sunghwan Jang, Hyounyoul Jo, Taikeung Kan, Byeongin Kang, Yoonsung Kang, Toru Kase, Hyun Kim, Joosung Kim, Kyungkyun Kim, Sangrak Kim, Kenzo Kosuge, Tsuyokatsu Kudo, Kun, Kyungsun Kymn, Choongho Lee, Ingi Lee, Insu Lee, Jaemin Lee, Jihye Lee, JoonHee Lee, Sang Lee, Sungpyo Lee, Mingliang Li, Zhongyang Li, Xiaoxiang Liu, Keizo Matsui, Ken Miki, Yusuke Mimasu, Hitoshi Miura, Janghyun Moon, Nobuo Nakagaki, Toshiyasu Nambu, Aiko Ogawa, Daijiro Ohara, Yoshitaka Okata, Akio Okumura, Kumjun Park, Yeounjoo Park, Yasuhiro Sawada, Shogo Seki, Weiwei Shao, Qixin Shi, Zengquan Shi, Kyuha Shim, Myungsup Shin, Norito Shinmura, Yoshihisa Shirai, Kiheun Shur, Seonha So, Shinnosuke Sugisaki, Byeongil Sun, Jaehyouk Sung, Mamoru Suzuki, Tezzo Suzuki, Yukichi Takada, Motomitsu Takagi, Yoshimaru Takahashi, Mitsunori Taoda, Li Tommy, Makoto Tsuchiya, Hajime Tsushima, Zhichu Tu, Tadashi Ueda, WABISABI, Hongwei Wang, Ziyuan Wang, Jing Wu, Li Xu, Bingyan Xue, Chao Yang, Meng Yang, Youtian Ye, Chulmin Yi, Shigeru Yoshida, Jeongmi Yu, Guodong Zhan, Dalu Zhang, Tong Zhang, Yulian Zhang, Chao Zhao, Qing Zhao.


This exhibition is presented as a part of Asia Week New York ( www.asiaweekny.com )


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 57t h Street),NewYorkCity. www.koreanculture.org .

Miro Yoon