#1. Greeting (Introduction)
Hello and welcome to the special exhibition Wook-kyung Choi: Alice’s Cat.
This is a retrospective exhibition of the important Korean abstract artist Wook-kyung Choi.
It was organized to help to shed new light on her artistic vision and present a comprehensive overview of her career as an artist, educator, and poet.
The subtitle of the exhibition, Alice’s Cat, is also the title of one of Choi’s poems.
As can be guessed, Choi had a particular interest in Lewis Carroll’s novel, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.
The protagonist of this book, Alice, continues to be a source of inspiration for artists around the world for embarking on her adventure in Wonderland out of pure curiosity.
Similarly, Choi never ceased to explore new worlds, whether she was in Korea or the U.S.
This exhibition illuminates the multiple layers found in Choi’s works and their interactions with literature, highlighting the contemporaneity of her active life and creation.