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Scholars to gather in the United States for Korean Art Week


An installation view shows “Park Dae Sung: Ink Reimagined,” which opened Sept. 24 at the Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. (Hood Museum of Art)

While the global attention on the Korean art scene over the past few years has focused on the business side of things, Korean Art Week 2022 will be held Thursday through Sunday in the United States in hopes to arouse interest in Korean art among universities and the arts. establishments.

The four-day Korean Art Week, jointly organized by the Korea Foundation, the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Korea and Dartmouth College, will bring together American museum curators, scholars and researchers who study the Korean art at home and abroad.

Thursday’s first session will begin with “The Dr. Allen W. Root Contemporary Art Distinguished Lectureship” hosted by the Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire. The talk and discussion will spotlight contemporary Korean ink painter Park Dae-sung, with the discussion led by MMCA director Yun Bum-mo.

The exhibition “Park Dae Sung: Virtuous Ink and Contemporary Brush” which shows ink paintings featuring the aesthetics of East and West is currently on view at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art until December 11. . Another exhibition, “Park Dae Sung: Ink Reimagined” at the Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College, until March 19, 2023.

“Korean Art Since the Dynamism and Expansion of the 1980s,” a symposium dealing with critical practices and contemporaneity in Korean art and the pluralization of Korean art, will be held on Friday, according to the MMCA.

Presentations will include “Ways of Seeing: Some Motifs in Minjung Art (1980-1993)” by Park So-yang, Associate Professor of Liberal Arts and Sciences and Graduate Studies at Ontario College of Art & Design University; “Korean Art in the 1990s: ‘The Sensual’, ‘The Conceptual’, and ‘The Critical'” by Shin Chung-hoon, Assistant Professor in the Department of Painting, Seoul National University; and “Paik Nam June and Korean Video Art” by Lim Shan, professor of curatorial studies at Dongduk Women’s University.

Some 50 curators and researchers from 24 museums will attend the curatorial workshop on Saturday and Sunday, sharing their views on Korean art and their knowledge of Korean art collections in overseas museums. A group of curators and researchers will travel to the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston on Saturday to examine the museum’s collection of Korean art.

By Park Yuna ([email protected])