Over the past decades, Korean art has joined the trend of globalization of contemporary art and had an active dialogue with the rapidly changing world. As the globalization of Korea coincided with the nation’s transition to democratic polity since the 1990s, Korean art went through a fundamental change. Accordingly, what has emerged is a need to see and discuss contemporary Korean art as a group and contextualize it in the context of global contemporary art. “Exploring History and Identities: Contemporary Media Art from Korea” introduces critical issues around contemporary Korean art with media art practices, which best exemplifies the transformation and the status of Korean art.
“Exploring History and Identities: Contemporary Media Art from Korea” brings together the most prominent media artists, a designer, curators, and scholars from South Korea to open up a conversation about how contemporary Korean art addresses issues of history, the future, diaspora, and identity in the era of rapid digital transformation and globalization. The three-day event at Northern Arizona University will be held on March 7, 8, and 10, 2022. Jaewook Lee and Kyungmee Byun will co-organize the event.
The event will focus on Korean cultural productions that utilize new media, such as video, photography, graphic design, virtual reality, film, and explore the relationship between history and memory, the past and the future, the local and the global, and the individual and the collective. Participants will be artists, curators, and scholars of Korean ethnicity who have lived and worked both in and outside the country. In addition, the symposium introduces the latest examples from leaders who break the traditional norms in a rapidly changing world.
Dates: March 7, 8, 10, 2022
Location: Online (Open to the General Public)
Join Zoom Meeting: https://nau.zoom.us/j/7665585656 Meeting ID: 766 558 5656 Password: 111
Presenters and Schedule:
March 7 (Monday) 7pm – 8:30pm: Sang Lee
March 8 (Tuesday) 2:30pm – 4:00pm Min Oh & Harry Choi
March 8 (Tuesday) 5:30pm – 7:00pm Sung Rok Choi
March 10 (Thursday) 2:30pm – 4:00pm Chansook Choi & Goeun Song
March 10 (Thursday) 5:30pm – 7:00pm Boyoung Chang
All times are listed in Arizona time (MST)