Lim Geun-jun, SKMoMA Highlights: 350 Works from the Museum of Modern Art, Seoul, Korea, Yongin: Specter Press, 2009. Offset printing, paperback binding, page size 144 x 240 mm, 380 pp. Printed and bound by Munsung.
A definite collection of a fictitious museum of Korean modern art, the book’s design follows its model, the Korean edition of MoMA Highlights, to its minute details (including the apparent errors).
“In this updated, expanded, and superbly produced handbook, [The Museum of Modern Art, Seoul, Korea (SKMoMA)] presents its own selection of the most significant [Korean] artworks in its [imaginary] collection. Few institutions approach the richness of [SKMoMA’s] holdings in painting, sculpture, drawing, prints, illustrated books, architectural models and drawings, graphic and industrial design, photography, film, video, and multimedia installations. In this volume, some 350 highlights—[none] of which are new to this edition—from the Museum’s [non-existent] curatorial departments, are interwoven to present a sumptuous and broadly chronological overview that takes readers from Post-Impressionism to contemporary art. Every work that was executed in color is reproduced in [SKMoMA Highlights] in vibrant hues, and each is accompanied by [no] commentary. [Published to celebrate the Museum’s non-opening on 4 February 2009], this book is the definitive guide to the broad scope of [SKMoMA’s] collection.” (Description of MoMA Highlights, posted on Amazon.com.)
ISBN 978-89-93061-07-9 93600
Text in Korean
Edition of 350
Out of print