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  • Booklist: Art History (63 titles)
    • Tate talk: The Networks of Nam June Paik

      A talk to go with the Tate’s big Nam June Paik exhibition: The Networks of Nam June Paik Tuesday 29 October 2019, 18.30–20.00 Starr Cinema | Tate Modern | Bankside | London SE1 9TG Tickets £12 | £8 | Book tickets Hear a panel discussion exploring the influence of Nam June Paik The life and … [Read More]

      Discover Korean Art at the British Museum

      With this art history course, participants will discover the fascinating history of Korea through lectures, gallery talks and behind-the-scenes tours of the conservation studio at the British Museum. Discover Korean Art: from Three Kingdoms to Contemporary Korea A 3-day course exploring Korea’s special place within the British Museum Saturday, 6 July 2-4pm | Korea Foundation … [Read More]

      SOAS conference: Visualising Asia

      An upcoming conference organised by the SOAS Japan Research Centre and Centre of Korean Studies: Visualising Asia: Deciphering ‘Otherness’ in Visual and Material Cultures Thursday 20 September 2018 12:45 pm – Friday 21 September 2018 7:00 pm SOAS Brunei Gallery room B202 (10 Thornhaugh Street | Russell Square | London WC1H 0XG) Register free via … [Read More]

      Book review: Lee Yil – Dynamics of Expansion and Reduction

      Lee Yil: Dynamics of Expansion and Reduction Selected Writings on Korean Contemporary Art, 1970 – 1996 Initial draft translations: Chung Yeon-shim, Park Eun-ah, Park Sung-ji Final translations: Paul O’Kane, Song Bada Published by AICA (International Association of Art Critics) / Les Presses du Réel, Dijon, France, 2018, 212pp How often do you read the learned … [Read More]

      Event news: A lacquer masterclass at the V+A

      An opportunity to get behind the scenes of the V+A’s lacquer collection: Lustrous Surfaces: East Asian Lacquer Masterclass ART STUDIO 10:15 – 16:45 Sackler Centre for the Arts, Victoria and Albert Museum 8 November 2017 Join expert curators and conservators from the V&A on a unique exploration of the traditions and techniques of East Asian … [Read More]

      Frieze magazine city report on Seoul – and the come-back of Kim Kulim

      There’s a very interesting feature on Seoul’s gallery scene in the summer issue of Frieze magazine, by Tate curator Lee Sook-kyung and artist and writer Travis Jeppesen. Lee’s contribution is particularly worthwhile, touching on the politics of Korea’s state-funded art institutions. Jeppesen mentions some fascinating exhibitions, which makes me wish I was able to be in … [Read More]

      Event news: ARTTALK — What is Dansaekhwa?

      At the moment I’m struggling with Park Seo-Bo’s big solo show at the White Cube, so I’m hoping that this talk might help me approach it with greater understanding. ARTTALK: Contemporary Korean Art Today What is Dansaekhwa? The Korean Monochrome Movement and Park Seo-Bo Thursday 3 March 2016, 6:30pm Korean Cultural Centre UK | Grand … [Read More]

      Brief conference report: Deconstructing Boundaries: is “East Asian Art History” possible, at SOAS

      This weekend’s two-day conference at SOAS (10-11 October), hosted by the Japan Research Centre, presented some fascinating papers on art history in East Asia. The question it asked – ‘Is “East Asian Art History” possible?’ – is at first sight a puzzling one (why should it not be?), until one scratches below the surface as … [Read More]

      Ancient and modern ceramics at the KCC

      Shouvik Datta reports from the talk on Korean ceramics at the KCC on 15 July, which was part of a series of events accompanying the current Moon Vase exhibition. It was a warm July day, and Ms Heena Youn, who is currently completing her PhD at SOAS (on a specialist area of ancient Chinese ceramics), … [Read More]

      Korean Art: Narratives and Displays in Museum Contexts

      An upcoming study day at the British Museum: Korean Art: Narratives and Displays in Museum Contexts Date: 29 September 2012, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM Venue: Stevenson Lecture Theatre, British Museum Korean artefacts began to be collected and displayed in museums around the world by the turn of the 20th century. At this time several … [Read More]