Three day Contemporary Korean Art conference at the Courtauld and V&A

by Philip Gowman on 11 June, 2012

in Art history, Event Notices, Lee Jiyoon, Talks and seminars

It’s good to see Jiyoon Lee back in action in the Korean art world in London:

Between Tradition, Modernity and Globalisation

Korean Contemporary Art International Conference

Friday 29 and Saturday 30 June. The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 0RN
Sunday 1 July. The Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL

Yeondoo Jung, Sixpoints, 2010. © Courtesy of the artist

Yeondoo Jung, Sixpoints, 2010. © Courtesy of the artist

Korean contemporary art has gained a strong presence on the contemporary art scene, with a new generation of artists making names globally. At the same time, Korea maintains a strong domestic contemporary art scene, quite distinct from the transnational circulation of Korean art. However, the literature on Korean contemporary art in English is dispersed and dominated by monographic studies. This major international conference, to be held at The Courtauld Institute of Art in partnership with another major London venue, will offer a new opportunity to reinterpret modern and contemporary Korean art. Leading scholars, artists and curators will discuss Korean art in the context of its history, politics and place in the contemporary art world.

Developed by The Courtauld Institute of Art and SUUM Academy & Project with the support of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, this major conference will be a networking platform for UK and international audiences with an interest in Korean contemporary art in the global context.

To celebrate the conference, SUUM will host an open salon and studio tour on Saturday 30 June at its London venue: Earlang House, SE1 8EQ (RSVP@suumproject.com).

Organised by Jiyoon Lee (SUUM Global Curatorial Project Office), Liz Kim and Professor Julian Stallabrass (The Courtauld Institute of Art)

This event has been made possible by the generous support of the Arts Council Korea.

To book a place: £26 (£16 students, Courtauld staff and concessions): Book online http://courtauld-institute.digitalmuseum.co.uk or send a cheque made payable to ‘Courtauld Institute of Art’ to: Research Forum Events Co-ordinator, Research Forum, The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 0RN, stating the event title ‘Korean Art’ conference. For further information, email ResearchForumEvents at courtauld dot ac dot uk

PROGRAMME

Friday 29 June (DAY 1): From Korean ‘Modern’ to Tate Modern
(The Courtauld Institute of Art, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre)
09.30 – 10.00 Registration
10.00 – 10.30 Welcome and Introduction – Jiyoon Lee (SUUM Global Curatorial Project Office)
10.30 – 11.30 Joan Kee (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor): Where Have All the Men Gone? On Lee Seung-taek’s Hair of 1967
11.30 – 12.30 Chunghoon Shin (Birmingham University): Kim Ku Lim’s 1967 Experimental Video Work and Its Relation to a City’s Development and Transformation
12.30 – 14.00 BREAK FOR LUNCH (not provided)
14.00 – 15.00 Julian Stallabrass (The Courtauld Institute of Art): The Popular and Populism in Contemporary Korean Art
15.00 – 16.00 Panel Discussion
16.00 – 16.30 COFFEE/TEA BREAK (provided in Seminar room 1)
16.30 – 17.30 Artist’s talk – Meekyoung Shin (London)
17.30 – 18.00 Q & A
18.00 RECEPTION (Front Hall)

Saturday 30 June (DAY 2): The Tensions Between the Modern, the Contemporary and Tradition
(The Courtauld Institute of Art, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre)
10.00 – 10.30 Registration
10.30 – 11.30 Chandong Kim (Arts Council Korea): The Influence of Yi Hwang’s Confucious Philosophy on the Works of Lee Ufan and Paik Nam June
11.30 – 12.30 Kyung An (The Courtauld Institute of Art): The ‘Tal’ Syndrome: Interpoetic Strategies in Korean art, 1967-1973
12.30 – 14.00 BREAK FOR LUNCH (not provided)
14.00 – 15.00 Inhye Kim (National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea): title tbc
15.00 – 16.00 Panel Discussion
16.00 – 16.30 COFFEE/TEA BREAK (provided in Seminar room 1)
16.30 – 17.30 Artist’s talk – Duck Hyun Cho (Seoul):
17.30 – 18.00 Q & A
18.30 Open Salon and Studio Tour at Earlang House, SE1 8EQ

Sunday 1 July (DAY 3): Globalisation and the Transnational Circulation of Korean Art
(Victoria & Albert Museum, Hochhauser Auditorium)
10.00 – 10.30 Registration
10.30 – 11.30 Jungmoo Yang (Korea National University of Arts): Bahc Yiso’s Art in the US During the Early 1990s
11.30 – 12.30 Jiyoon Lee (SUUM Global Curatorial Project Office): The Exhibition of Korean Contemporary Art and International Biennials
12.30 – 14.00 BREAK FOR LUNCH (not provided)
14.00 – 15.00 Misa Shin (Misa Shin Gallery): The Market for Korean Art in a Global Context
15.00 – 16.00 Panel Discussion
16.00 – 16.10 BREAK
16.10 – 17.10 Artist’s talk – Yeondoo Jung (Seoul)
17.10 – 17.40 Closing remark – Julian Stallabrass (The Courtauld Institute of Art):
17.40 END

The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 0RN
tel +44 207 848 2785 web http://www.courtauld.ac.uk/researchforum/index.shtml

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