'Korean Art from the 1960s to the 2010s' topic of Dartmouth professor's talk at art museum March 5

Published: Feb 28, 2017
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"Searching for Self Identity: Korean Art from the 1960s to the 2010s" will be the topic of a talk by Sunglim Kim March 5 at 2 p.m. in the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art. The program is sponsored by Auburn University's Office of International Programs. A reception will follow.

Kim is assistant professor in the Art History Department and the Asian and Middle Eastern Studies program at Dartmouth College. Her scholarship focuses on pre-modern and early 20th-century Korean art and culture, including the rise of consumer culture in the late Chosŏn dynasty and the role of the professional nouveau riche in the production, distribution, collection and consumption of art in 18th and 19th-century Korea and the lives, artistic achievements and evaluations of women artists in pre-modern and modern Korea.

Her publications include "Kim Chŏng-hŭi (1786–1856)" and "Sehando: The Evolution of a Late Chosŏn Korean Masterpiece," "Chaekgeori: Multi-Dimensional Messages in Late Joseon Korea," "Defining a Woman: The Painting of Sin Saimdang" and "Lost and Found: Go Hui-dong and Diamond Mountain Painting."

Kim recently organized a traveling exhibition called "The Power and Pleasure of Possessions in Korean Painted Screens," which will open at the Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas in April and the Cleveland Museum of Art in August.

Kim's program is presented in conjunction with the current exhibition by Korean multimedia artist Jiha Moon. Her "Double Welcome, Most Everyone's Mad Here" is on view at Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art through April 30. The exhibition features over 50 works blending elements native to Korea, Japan and China and then unites them with Western elements to investigate the multifaceted nature of our current global identity as influenced by popular culture, technology, racial perceptions and folklore.

"Jiha Moon: Double Welcome, Most Everyone's Mad Here" at Auburn's art museum has been made possible by grants from the Alabama State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day with extended hours on Thursday until 8 p.m. and Sundays 1 to 4 p.m. On Thursdays, the Museum Café is open from 5 to 8 p.m. with live music. Admission to the museum is free; a $5 donation is appreciated. For more information, visit www.jcsm.auburn.edu or call 334-844-1484.

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