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Title : The LEE In-sung Art Prize 20thAnniversary Exhibition (The Great Epic)
Period : November 3, 2020 – January 31, 2021
Where : Daegu Art Museum Gallery 4, 5 

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Lee In-sung Art Prize, the Daegu Art Museum is holding a special exhibition that showcases the work of past winners. To commemorate the achievement and artistic spirit of Lee In-sung (1912-1950), the city of Daegu established the Lee In-sung Art Prize in the year 2000. Born in Daegu, Lee In-sung was an artist of genius whose work represented his unique perspective of the world and the people that surrounded him. His paintings embody rural lyricism by combining Western Impressionism, Fauvism, Expressionism and Post-Impressionism with Korean folklore. Like the artist whom the prize was named after, the works of these winners represent their respective milieu, inscribing their unique worldview into the flow of modern and contemporary Korean art history. 
This exhibition is a rare opportunity to view the works of all 18 past winners: Kim Chong-hak, Lee Kang-so, Lee Young-ryung, Hwang Young-seong, Kim Hong-ju, Kim ku-rim, Lee Gun-yong, Kim Cha-seop, Ahn Chang-hong, Choi Byung-so, Lee Sang-guk, Jeong Jong-mee, Hong Kyoung-tack, Kim Ji-won, Lee Tae-ho, Hong Soun-myung, Choi Min-hwa, and Kong Sung-hun. Displayed will be recent or new work by each participant as well as the work which won them the Lee In-sung Art Prize. This will allow the audience to have both an overview of the history of the past twenty years of the prize as well as the ability to see the changes in each individual artist's work. This exhibition reflects not only the history of the prize itself, but also paints a broader picture of the evolution of modern and contemporary Korean art. Such a retrospective will serve as a solid foundation for the future of the Lee In-Sung Art Prize.
We hope that this exhibition will not only be an opportunity to reflect on the 20-year history of the Lee In-sung Art Prize by highlighting its past winners, but also as a way for us to explore the ways we can develop the direction of art in the future through these continued collaborations.

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