HKTDC Interview: Korean Art Finds Home In City
The profile of Korean art in Hong Kong received a boost when Soluna Fine Art, a Korean-based gallery specialising in Asian contemporary fine art and objects, chose the city as its first permanent international outpost. With a mission to present Asian traditional values through a contemporary interpretation, gallery founder Rachel Lee said: “Hong Kong’s art market has grown significantly over the last decade, but there is room for a more diversified art ecology. As an international gallery, we are committed to engaging the public and bringing different aspects of the Asian contemporary art world to the Hong Kong audience.”
The gallery opened in October with an “action painting” performance by Lee Kang-hyo, a contemporary artist and master of traditional Korean earthenware who used a ceramic jar as his canvas. His work is exhibited at the gallery until 15 Nov.