The Nomad Artist in a Transnational Era: Korean Contemporary Art on British Soil

Looks like an interesting afternoon coming up at the KCC on Friday afternoon, 1 July. RSVP to koreanart.seminar@gmail.com

The Nomad Artist in a Transnational Era:
Korean Contemporary Art on British Soil.

Ever since the early 1960s when the term ‘globalization’ was coined there have been stormy discussions especially since the early 1990s. By now, the word has come to sound rather banal and its meaning has become as cliché. It is thus necessary to look back over those arguments in order to make it relevant again, in new and particular ways, to the current situation of globalised world. It is because it is still complex and contradictory to us that we seek or ask questions such as the following: what does national identity actually mean in this era of globalization?, or more specifically, how do we see an exhibition conceived of and realized under the banner of a named national identity in this transnational epoch?, And why do we continue to try delineating a cultural identity in and for art on the basis of its nationality when nationalism in art practice is radically challenged?

About those issues and the other crucial topics that are relevant to the theme, ‘The Nomad Artist in a Transnational Era,’ it would be great if we could discuss with you at the Korean Art Open Talk.

Thank you.

Dr. Young-Paik Chun

Associate Professor(Reader) in the dept of Art History and Theory

College of Fine Art, Hong-Ik University, Seoul, Korea

“The Nomad Artist in a Transnational Era:
Korean Contemporary Art on British Soil”

Time: 14:30 – 19:00 / 1 July (Friday) 2011
Venue: Multi-purpose Hall, Korean Cultural Centre UK in London
Grand Buildings, 1-3 Strand, London, WC2N 5BW
Main Entrance on Northumberland Avenue

Clockwise from top: works by Jin-Kyun Ahn, Mee-Kyung Shin and Chan-hyo Bae
Clockwise from top: works by Jin-Kyun Ahn, Mee-Kyung Shin and Chan-hyo Bae

Programme
14:30 – 15:00

Prelude

  • Digital Film Screening
    Interview with Eemyun Kang
    4482 Korean Contemporary Artists Group Exhibition

15:00 – 16:15
Session 1. Academic Session – Theoretical approach

  • Chair
    Marquard Smith
    Director, Institute for Modern and Contemporary Culture, University of Westminster
  • Speaker
    Young-Paik Chun
    Reader, Department of Art History and Theory, Hong-Ik University, Seoul
  • Commentator
    Edward Allington
    Professor, Head of Graduate Sculpture, Slade School of Fine Art

16:15 – 16:30 coffee break

16:30 – 17:40

Session 2. Panel Discussion in Art Practice I – Curatorial Practice
(Along with Participation of Audience)

  • David A Bailey
    Director, ICF The International Curators Forum
  • Ji-Yoon Lee
    Director, Suum Contemporary Art Project & Academy
  • Sook-Kyung Lee
    Curator, Tate Liverpool
  • Moderator : Jade Keun-Hye Lim
    Independent Curator / APG in Museum Studies, Leicester University

17:50 – 19:00
Session 3. Panel Discussion in Art Practice II – Making Art Works
(Along with Participation of Audience)

  • Mee-Kyung Shin
    Artist
  • Chan-hyo Bae
    Artist
  • Jin-Kyun Ahn
    Artist
  • Moderator : Stephanie Seung-Min Kim
    Director, Iskai Contemporary Art

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