Korean Art at Home and Abroad

October 21, November 4 & 18, 2015 at 6PM-7:30PM

Korean Cultural Service NY


AHL Foundation Public Lecture Series 2015 / 
In Collaboration with Korean Cultural Service NY

Purpose

AHL Foundation will enable Korean artists based in New York, its members, and other supportive public general to learn theoretical perspectives on issues of representing Korean art and its exhibitions to global communities and to reflect further on future interactions of Korean art with the rest of the world. Three lecturers are major scholars in each area of their specialty. They will present a most up-to-date methodology and perspective of their research subjects, which would be beneficial to general public as well as Korean communities in a greater New York area. 

< Summary >

Korea has made a continuous effort to be increasingly globally accessible, so that artists from Korea or of Korean heritage are now significant part of contemporary art affairs as their artworks are now displayed and presented around the world. A series of three lectures will examine diverse contexts of globalization and internationality surrounding Korean (and North Korean) art of the past and the present. 

Synopsis: Project Description

This lectures series is composed of three lectures. 

Dr. H. Alexander Rich is a specialist of expat artists in Paris at the turn of the twentieth century. He is now assistant professor at Florida Southern College. In his “Picasso, Zao Wou-ki, and Whanki Kim in Paris: The ‘Other’ at Home,” he focuses on three prominent immigrant artists, Picasso from Spain, Zao Wou-ki from China, and Whanki Kim from Korea. While they lived in Paris with some overlapping years, each artist had unique strategy to cope with sophisticated art crowd in Paris. After all Paris was the most bustling center of art before WWII. Professor Rich will compare these artists of an older generation with contemporary artists of our generation in New York and Berlin. 

Dr. Joan Cummins is Lisa and Bernard Selz Curator of Asian Art at the Brooklyn Museum. In her talk entitled “100 Years of Korean Art Collecting – and Display – at the Brooklyn Museum” she discusses opening of a new Asian art gallery in 2016 and reviews collection of Korean art and crafts held at the Brooklyn Museum. 

The third speaker is BG Muhn, artist and professor at Georgetown University. He has visited North Korea several times and acquainted visual artists there. In “North Korean Art: Complexity within Simplicity,” he will talk about difficulties and dilemmas of visual artists in North Korea. 

Program of the 2015 Public Lecture Series


Picasso, Zao Wou-ki, and Whanki Kim in Paris: The “Other” at Home
H. Alexander Rich
Assistant Professor, Department of Art and Art History, Florida Southern College
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Korean Cultural Service, 460 Park Avenue (57th Street), 6th Floor
Free admission; refreshments provided


100 Years of Korean Art Collecting – and Display – at the Brooklyn Museum
Joan Cummins
Lisa and Bernard Selz Curator of Asian Art at the Brooklyn Museum
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Korean Cultural Service, 460 Park Avenue (57th Street), 6th Floor
Free admission; refreshments provided


North Korean Art: Complexity within Simplicity
BG Muhn
Artist and Professor of Art, Department of Art and Art History, Georgetown University
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Korean Cultural Service, 460 Park Avenue (57th Street), 6th Floor
Free admission; refreshments provided

Miro Yoon