Art history

Korea at the Crossroads: Art, Archaeology and History

by Events Editor 3 November 2010
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I just received information about this Korean art seminar on 13 November. So, we get two weeks’ notice for a morning of Korean art which clashes directly with a full day of Asian art at Asia House which has been heavily trailed for months. Shame there wasn’t more coordination. The Tiger in Asian Art at […]

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Toegye Yi Hwang’s Ten Diagrams on Sage Learning

by Eunjung Shin 12 August 2010
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In the British Museum’s Korea Gallery can be found a wood block printed book, The Ten Diagrams on Sage Learning, written by Korea’s most famous Confucian scholar, Yi Hwang (이황, also known by his pen name, Toegye, 퇴계) (1501-1570). The volume is on loan from the British Library. The work was completed in 1568 and […]

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Korean Art PhD: ‘Picturing Migration: Presenting Art Works By Artists From South Korea Working In Britain, 2006-2008’

by Beccy Kennedy 15 June 2010
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LKL contributor Dr Beccy Kennedy gives a flavour of what she has been working on for the past couple of years. ‘…memory organizes representations of the past into a structured sequence that produces a consciousness of an identity through time.’1 The visual and spoken cultural and social perspectives of South Korean artists living and working […]

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KCC Lecture: Tradition and Innovation of Korean Buddhist Sculpture

by Events Editor 15 May 2010
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News of this month’s Global Korea lecture at the KCC: Tradition and Innovation of Korean Buddhist Sculpture By Professor Youngsook Pak (SOAS) Date & Time: Wednesday, 19th May 2010 6.30pm Venue: Multi-purpose Hall, Korean Cultural Centre UK Email to info@kccuk.org.uk or call +44(0)20 7004 2600 to reserve your place About the Talk As part of […]

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Conference Report: Joseon Dynasty Court Painting

by Philip Gowman 6 April 2010
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LKL reports from the one-day seminar on Joseon Dynasty Court Painting held at SOAS on 29 March 2010. Last year, SOAS in conjunction with the Academy of Korean Studies and the British Museum presented a one-day workshop on folk art. As a follow-up event, this year the workshop looked at work from the other end […]

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Korean Court Paintings: one-day workshop at SOAS and British Museum

by Events Editor 20 March 2010
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Details of the one-day seminar at SOAS on 29 March, including abstracts of the papers to be presented. Korean Court Paintings Date: 29 March 2010 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings Room: Khalili Lecture Theatre Introduction Funded by the Centre of Korea Studies at SOAS and the Academy of Korean Studies […]

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Gansong Art Museum – a must-visit if you are in Seoul May or October

by Philip Gowman 30 October 2009
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Paul in Uijeongbu visits the Gansong Art Museum (간송미술관) in Seongbuk-gu, northern Seoul. Only open twice a year, and full of priceless treasures http://bit.ly/uf5jYH

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Mudang and minhwa

by Philip Gowman 28 February 2009
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A write-up of a study day at SOAS and British Museum on 24 Feb 2009. Shamans, Chaekkori, Bojagi and Chogapko all demystified. And, meet the Toilet Spirit.

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The World’s Oldest Woodblock Print

by Matthew Jackson 4 January 2009
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Matthew Jackson explores another of Korea’s contributions to world culture

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Koryo Buddhist painting

by Matthew Jackson 7 December 2008
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Matthew Jackson continues his series of articles about the artistic treasures from Korea’s past

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Lecture – Korean Crafts: Ancient & Modern

by Events Editor 29 November 2008
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Details of a lecture at the Korean Cultural Centre given by Professor Park Young-sook

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Contemporary Korean Art gallery talk

by Philip Gowman 21 April 2008
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If you’re free this Friday afternoon it’ll be well worth going along to the KCC to hear Dr Lee Sook-Kyung talk about the current exhibition of works from the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Korea. Dr Lee previously worked as an assistant curator at the museum and is now at Tate Liverpool. The talk […]

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