Friends of Asian Arts and Cultures

Unknown artist (Neo-Assyrian, Mesopotamian), Tiglath-Pileser III Receiving Homage, 745/727 BC, Limestone relief carving. Founders Society Purchase, Ralph Harman Booth Bequest Fund. DIA No. 50.32

THE LONG BREATH: Postwar Korean Art, 1961–1979

Saturday, January 18, 2014

2:00 PM Marvin & Betty Danto Lecture Hall

Postwar Korean Art, 1961–1979
Joan Kee
Assistant Professor, University of Michigan
Saturday, January 18, 2 p.m.
In Korean art, no clear-cut division exists between “modern” and “contemporary,” an absence that reads less as an omission than as an intentional acknowledgment of the competing senses of time and history with which Korean artists engaged from roughly 1953 — the provisional end of the Korean War — to 1988, the year of the Seoul Olympics, Korea’s proverbial “coming-out” party.
Sponsored by Asian & Islamic Art Forum and Friends of Modern and Contemporary Art
A light reception (free) and book signing will follow the lecture. A reservation is required for the reception.
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