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V+A Symposium: Korean Photography – History and Practices

Date: Wednesday 1 November 2023, 10am - 5pm
Victoria + Albert Museum | Cromwell Road | London SW7 2RL | | [Map]

Tickets: Free | Register here
Event will be held in The Lydia and Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre
Nodeulseom (1958-63, Seoul), Han Youngsoo,

Join us for a day of talks dedicated to Korean photography. This symposium will highlight Korea’s vibrant photographic scenes looking back at its histories from the colonial period to the present day. You will hear from curators, publishers and contemporary artists and explore Korean photographs and postcards from the V&A’s permanent collection. There will also be a guided tour of the Photography Centre.


10.00-10.30 Registration
10.30-10.45 Opening Remarks
10.45-12.00 Session A: Korean Photography and its History
10.45-10.50 Moderator: Photography curator, V&A
10.50-11.10 Jeehey Kim, assistant professor, University of Arizona
11.10-11.30 Gyewon Kim, associate professor, Sungkyunkwan University
11.30-12.00 Conversation + Q&A
12.00-13.00 Viewing sessions
Focus on Korean photography in the V&A collection by Yoojin Choi, independent curator
Guided tour of the Photography Centre at the V&A by photography curator, V&A
13.00-14.00 Lunchtime
14.00-15.15 Session B: Conversation with Photographers
14.00-14.05 Moderator: Rosalie Kim, curator of the Korean collection, V&A
14.05-14.25 Oksun Kim, photographer, South Korea
14.25-14.45 Chan-hyo Bae, photographer, South Korea
14.45-15.15 Conversation + Q&A
15:15-15:30 Coffee break
15.30-16.45 Session C: Korean Photographic Scenes: Exhibitions and Publications
15.30-15.35 Moderator: Lydia Caston, exhibition project curator, V&A
15.35-15.55 Namin Kim, curator, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea
15.55-16.15 Jeong-eun Kim, curator and publisher, The Reference Gallery and IAN Books
16.15-16.45 Conversation + Q&A
16.45-17.00 Closing Remarks

Please note the programme is subject to change.

Lunchtime object viewing sessions and guided tours of the Photography Centre have limited availability. Attendees can sign up on the morning of the event.

This event was organised in collaboration with the University of Arizona, and supported by the Korean Arts Management Service, with additional support from the Ministry of Sports, Culture and Tourism – Republic of Korea

Image Credit: Nodeulseom (1958-63, Seoul), Han Youngsoo, © Han Youngsoo Foundation

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