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Modernities in Korean Art - A Workshop

Friday, February 19, 2016
12:00 AM
Osterman Common Room, Institute for Humanities

The social, historical and political situation of Korea makes Korean art a particularly rich node through which to consider the relationship between visual experience and modernity. Featuring scholars from various backgrounds discussing articles-in-progress, this workshop explores a range of artworks produced by Korean artists from the mid-18th century to the present.

Faculty Organizer

Joan Kee, Associate Professor, U-M History of Art

Moderator and Respondent

Stanley Abe, Duke University


Birgitta Augustin, Associate Curator of Asian Art, Detroit Institute of Art
Natsu Oyobe, Curator of Asian Art, University of Michigan Museum of Art


U-M Nam Center for Korean Studies
Academy of Korean Studies
U-M History of Art



Friday, February 19, 2016 | 
Osterman Common Room, Institute for Humanities

4:00-5:00 p.m.
Kim Chong-hui’s Ink Orchids: Painting Out of Time
Michele Matteini, Assistant Professor, New York University

5:00-6:00 p.m.
Showing and Looking: 18th-century Choson “Beauty” Paintings
Eleanor Soo-ah Hyun, Curator, Korean Collections, British Museum

Saturday, February 20, 2016 |
Multi-Purpose Room, University of Michigan Museum of Art

Morning Session

10:00-11:00 a.m.
Research, a Social Experiment by Yi Yu-t’ae
Joan Kee, Associate Professor, University of Michigan

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Marketing Korea in Colonial Seoul
Younjung Oh, Postdoctoral Fellow, Seoul National University

Afternoon Session

1:30-2:30 p.m.
Unknown States: Kim Hong Joo and the Stakes of Contemporary Korean Art
Iris Moon, Visiting Assistant Professor, Pratt Institute

2:30-3:30 p.m.
DPRK Postage Stamps: Creativity Within Constraints
Lee Ambrozy, PhD Candidate, Institute of Fine Arts

4:00-5:00 p.m.
Moderator and respondent  
Stanley Abe, Associate Professor, Duke University