Lunchtime talk by Michigan-based art historian Joan Kee. In the immediate decades following the provisional end of the Korean War in 1953, artists in Korea were left unmoored as previous classifications and values yielded to new priorities and pressures. How did they reimagine new streams of action? How did their works function as contested sites where social and artistic discourses overlap? This lecture offers a wide overview of some key themes and developments in art through the works of artists Jun Min-cho, Kim Hong-joo, Oh Yun, Shin Hak-chol, Park Bul-ddong, and Sung Neung-kyung.

Joan Kee: Timed Realisms, Art in Korea 1953–1995