A fully illustrated book to help shape our understanding of works by contemporary Korean artists. Founded in 2008 by Serenella and David Ciclitira, Korean Eye is a philanthropic movement to promote emerging Korean artists internationally. Now in its fifth year, Korean Eye has become a leading global initiative for Korean contemporary art and has held eleven exhibitions in the world’s most prestigious destinations, including the Saatchi Gallery in London and the Museum of Arts and Design in New York. Along with its economic strength, Korea has shown a powerful and vibrant artistic scene with huge possibilities and the capacity to become a leading part of the international art world, as seen in the increasing popularity of hallyu, or the Korean wave. Following the success of the first ever book on Korean contemporary art (Korean Eye, Skira 2010) Korean Eye 2 features the works—most of them unpublished—of seventy-five artists.
Serenella Ciclitira has an honors degree in art history from Trinity College, Dublin, and has worked extensively with artists and galleries throughout the world. With her husband, David Ciclitira, she is the cofounder of Korean Eye.