RAS Art Focus Group

Art + Shanghai

A Survey of Korean Contemporary Art

Royal Asiatic Society November Art Focus

Understanding Korean Contemporary Art 

When:  Sunday, November 9, 2014
Time: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Where:  Art + Shanghai Gallery

191 South Suzhou Road, near North Sichuan Road (南苏州路191号  (近四川北路)

(SUH Do-ho Home Within Home, 2013. National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea.

Photo Courtesy of National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea) 

While based in China, many expats travel to South Korea. It is indeed a compelling country filled with political strife with North Korea, Gangnam-style K-pop, cosmetic glamour and spice-laden kimchi and bibimbop dishes.  Seoul is also a powerhouse for art and rich cultural heritage.  
Julie Chun (MA, Art History) will provide a succinct overview of the rise of Korean contemporary art, which emerged in the turbulent era of president Park Chung-hee (father of the current female president Park Geun-hye). Julie will discuss the pivotal artists and their contributions to both Korean and American artistic culture. Through this lecture, it is hoped that you will gain a better understanding of the history, artistic culture, and the society that has shaped contemporary South Korea.  
Price: RAS members 20 RMB, non-members 50 RMB
Priority will be given to RAS members until November 4, 2014
Space permitting, non-members will be admitted and notified after Nov. 5, 2014 
RSVP: artgroup@royalasiaticsociety.org.cn