'Freedom' is a name that embodies the free will of art, will be a art collection of Korean artists.
We are experiencing an increasing pace of change due to globalization and international integration.
Even very traditional and conservative country like Korea is finding it hard to resist change and is forced to face
and deal with globalization.
We are also at a critical stage between North and South Korea, where we are the only divided country in the world.
With North Korea and America summit underway, Koreans are anxiously envisioning the direction of future Korea. There is also
a stark growing divide between the older and younger generation of Koreans where the younger generation views are more
These changes are happening on a global scale and at the same time, we are witnessing unprecedented environmental problems
on a heal of evermore progress in scientific knowledge. In this environment we see ‘Halyu’(Korean Pop Culture) taking hold of
international audiences. Korean music, movie, and sports stars lists are growing evermore. With a long history of fine art
tradition of Korea, contemporary Korean art runs deep and wide. The fine art of Korea is shining brighter than ever, and the
activities of many artists reach international in scale. Western art influence is not a fad anymore, but it has become fully
integrated and matured into contemporary Korean art with its unique characters.
The Korean artworks often express artistic forms in a combination of deep personal psyche within the context of wider cultural
consciousness. The second edition of the annual event “Freedom” was meant to introduce Korean artists to international audiences.
Contemporary Korean artists are busy working to introduce and showcase their works throughout international art galleries and
Furthermore, the event creates networking and creative exchange of ideas between the artists while the audiences get the chance
to see artistic works of Korean artists in one venue. The Freedom event hopes to introduce the artists to wider audiences and
pique interests among the audiences. The CELSIUS seeks to promote Korean artists and continuous creative innovation through art
galleries and events. Korean artists have unique philosophical tradition and equally unique artistic expression and emotions which
are reflected in their artworks. Ever changing and dynamic Korean arts are well positioned to be successful in the international
Kim, Eun Sook (Company Director of Celsius/artcelsi)
Korean contemporary 47 artists who were active in 2018.