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.
|10.45-12.00||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|
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
|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|
|15.30-16.45||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|
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