The Rise and Fall of a Korean Success S…

Curator of a major Seoul museum, professor at an elite university and co-director of the Gwangju Biennale, the country’s premier art event, at 35, Shin Jeong-ah had risen quickly to the top of South Korea’s fine art scene. Too quickly, it turns out. Shortly after being named to the biennale post on July 4, what had seemed only to be jealous whispering in the bitchy corridors of the art world and academe turned out to be true: Shin was a fraud.

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