Historicizing the Avant-Garde Context in Korea
From Experimental Arts to Collective Groups
Organized by the Contemporary Asia Forum at NYU’s Institute of Fine Arts
Original program date: November 18, 2020
The lecture was given by Professor Yeon Shim Chung on the occasion of her latest edited book, Korean Art From 1953: Collision, Innovation, Interaction, published by Phaidon in June 2020. The discussion focused on Korean experimental avant-garde art in the 1960s and 1970s and its global context. Prof. Chung examined in detail the collective groups, such as A.G. (Avant-Garde), S.T. (Study & Time), The Fourth Group in the late 1960s and 1970s, groups that stimulated the identity of Korean avant-gardism and initiated the conflicting issues of “body and gender,” “art and language,” and “art and environments.” The talk also featured works by individual artists, including Lee Seung-Taek, Kim Kulim, Lee Kun-Yon, and Lee Kang-so.
Organized by the Contemporary Asia Forum at NYU’s Institute of Fine Arts, and co-sponsored by the Grey Art Gallery.
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