International Conference: Modernity in Korean Art Reconsidered!

We cordially invite you to join our upcoming international conference “Modernity in Korean Art Reconsidered!” as a virtual audience member. The conference is organized by the East Asian Art History division of the Art History Institute at Freie Universit├Ąt Berlin, with the generous support of the Korea Foundation and the Gerda Henkel Stiftung.

Date: January 27 – 29, 2022. Please see the flyer (https://www.geschkult.fu-berlin.de/e/khi/schwerpunkte/abteilung_ostasien/aktuelles/Modernity-in-Korean-Art-Reconsidered_flyer.pdf) for a more detailed schedule.

The conference takes place in a hybrid format. Due to health regulations, the onsite conference room will not be open to the public. To register for the online meetings (held via Webex), please send your name and e-mail address to: z.steiner@fu-berlin.de

The conference focuses on the global effect of modernity on local Korean developments and artistic manifestations. The transcultural and transmedia aspects of modern Korean art is object to a multifaceted examination. Reconsidering latest research topics, the meeting relates to the translation of knowledge, social systems, aesthetic practices and artifacts across regions and times in the course of the development of modern Korean art, and the figures involved in the transmission, perception, translation, exhibition, production and modification of ideas and objects of modernity.