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Nam Center Colloquium Series | Sensing Borderlands: The DMZ, Camptowns, and the Theater of Repetition

Jung Joon Lee, Associate Professor of Theory, History of Art and Design, Rhode Island School of Design
Wednesday, December 7, 2022
12:00-1:00 PM
Room 1010 Weiser Hall Map
Image: Installation view of DMZ images at Cheorwon Peace Observatory, 2019. Photographed by Jung Joon Lee

Please note: This session is planned to be held both in-person and virtually EST through Zoom. This webinar is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Once you've registered, the joining information will be sent to your email.

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Exploring what it means to practice photography in the normalized conditions of militarism, Jung Joon Lee’s forthcoming book Shooting for Change: Korean Photography after the War (Duke University Press) treats the transnational militarism of Korea not as a unique subject of Korean photography but a lens through which we may probe the officially and culturally sanctioned readings of images when returning to them at different times. In this talk, Lee considers the temporality and performance of repetition as a key onto-epistemic framework in visualizing the space of transnational militarism - namely, the DMZ and U.S. military camptowns in South Korea.

Jung Joon Lee is Associate Professor in the Department of Theory and History of Art and Design at Rhode Island School of Design and a 2022-23 Society for the Humanities Fellow at Cornell University. A specialist in histories and theories of photography, Lee’s research and teaching interests span the intersections of art and politics, transoceanic intimacies and decoloniality, and gender and sexuality. In addition to her forthcoming book on Korean photography, Lee is currently working on two book projects: a monograph exploring exhibitions as a space of minoritarian aesthetics, kinship making, and epistemological ruptures; and the co-edited volume, Queer Feminist Elsewhere: Decolonial Making in Trans-Pacific Art.

If there is anything we can do to make this event accessible to you, please contact us. Please be aware that advance notice is necessary as some accommodations may require more time for the university to arrange.
Building: Weiser Hall
Event Type: Lecture / Discussion
Tags: Asia, Korea, Korean Studies
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Nam Center for Korean Studies, International Institute, Asian Languages and Cultures