The Samsung Foundation of Culture is opening applications from October 16 to October 27 for Korean artists and art researchers to reside at the Cité internationale des arts in Paris from 2024 to 2025. Those selected will have the opportunity to stay in Paris for six months, during which they will receive support from the Samsung Foundation, including a dedicated studio, activity support, living expenses, and airfare.
Cité internationale des arts, established in 1965, serves as a global artistic hub for artists from various genres, including music, dance, literature, and the visual arts. The Samsung Cultural Foundation has been leasing workspaces at this location since 1996, supporting promising contemporary artists like Jo Yong Shin, Yoon Ae Young, Sojung Jun, Ayoung Kim, and Yeom Ji Hye.
A notable change is that, in addition to artists, researchers are now eligible to apply across all fields of the arts, including traditional and contemporary arts. This shift aims to promote the development of art, theory, and institutional research by allowing exhibition curators, theorists, critics, and art historians to apply. Detailed recruitment guidelines and application procedures can be found on the Samsung Cultural Foundation’s official website.
The Frieze Tate Fund provides £150,000 to the Tate, a public institution in the United Kingdom, to acquire works by emerging artists who have been exhibited at the annual Frieze art fair in the UK since 2003.
This year, a total of six pieces will be added to the Tate Collection, including Ayoung Kim’s Delivery Dancer’s Sphere (2022). Additionally, works by Santiago Yahuarcani, Gusti Ayu Kadek Murniasih, Tessa Boffin, and Adam Farah-Saad will also be acquired.
Kim’s Delivery Dancer’s Sphere received the “Golden Nica” award in the “New Animation Art” category at this year’s Prix Ars Electronica, one of the world’s most authoritative media art competitions. Kim Ayoung is known for her video, performance, and installation pieces that address contemporary issues related to Korean modern history, politics, imperialism, the movement of capital and information, and more.
Frieze Masters 2023 (October 11-15), held in London, made efforts to rediscover historically overlooked female artists. Its AWARE (Archives of Women Artists, Research, and Exhibitions) section brought together lesser-known female artists who worked between 1880 and 1980, such as Fay King Gold, Vera Molnár, and Tarsila do Amaral, alongside artists who have received acclaim in recent years.
ArtNet News has introduced the works of five female artists that should be spotlighted from this year’s Frieze Masters’ AWARE, including Jung Kangja (1942-2017). Jung was an experimental artist, and her politically charged experimental works faced censorship by the South Korean government in the 1970s, eventually causing her to go into exile in Singapore. One of her exhibited works, To Repress (1968), expresses the existence of oppressed women through the image of a heavy pipe compressing and mashing cotton. Jung’s works are currently part of Only the Young: Experimental Art in Korea, the 1960s-1970s, an exhibition at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York that will run until January 7, 2024.
Other artists featured in Artnet New’s article include Emily Kam Kngwarray (1910-1996), an Indigenous Australian painter; Paule Vézelay (1892-1984), a British abstract painter; Anna-Eva Bergman (1909-1987), a Norwegian abstract expressionist artist; Ethel Schwabacher (1903-1984), an abstract expressionist artist from New York; and Ethel Walker (1861-1951), a British artist associated with the New English Art Club known for her abstract art.