ARTbreak Talk: 20th Century Korean Art with Christine Hahn and Grace Chae
Dates: Tue May 2, 17
Kalamazoo Institute of Arts Auditorium
For thousands of years, "Korea" was an independent kingdom that ruled along a balance between authoritative rule and bureaucratic power. By the turn of the 20th century, Japan's colonization of Korea abruptly severed its centuries-long tradition of rule and flung the peninsular nation into a world of bold imperialistic ambitions and confrontations in East Asia. With the end of the Pacific War came division and a devastating civil war. Through it all, Korean artists bore witness to these changes by documenting, curating, and creating works that responded to these modern events.
Join historian Grace Chae and art historian Christine Hahn as they contextualize the art, history, and culture of the Korean peninsula in the early to mid-20th century. Organized by the Friends of East Asian Art in collaboration with the KIA.
ARTbreak is a weekly program about art, artists and exhibitions. Donations welcome. Bring your brown bag lunch, coffee provided. Sponsored by