International Seminar: Asian Avant-Garde Art and Its Practice

The International Seminar on Korean Contemporary Art discusses Korean art’s relationship with China and Japan within the context of Asian art history.

Inviting artists, scholars and senior curators from Korea, mainland China and Hong Kong to discuss the current trend Avant-Garde Art and interrelation between the regions, the seminar will bring Korean art discourse to international surface by discussing it under the context of trilateral art history.

Youngwoo Lee, Executive Director of the Shanghai Himalayas Museum, moderates discussion of Session 1, 'Korean and Japanese Avant-Garde'. Honghee Kim, former director of the Seoul Museum of Art, moderates Session 2 on 'Korean and Chinese Political Art'.

Full Day Seminar with Curators, Artists, Museum Directors and Professors:
Registration: 10:15am
Session 1: 10:30am - 1:20pm
Session 2: 2:30pm - 5:20pm

Korean and Japanese Avant-Garde
Yeon Shim Chung, Associate Professor, Department of Art History and Theory, Hongik University, Seoul, South Korea
Doryun Chong, Deputy Director and Chief Curator, M+, Hong Kong
Yongwoo Lee, Executive Director, Shanghai Himalayas Museum (Moderator)

Korean and Chinese Political Art
Young Min Moon, Art History Professor, University of Massachusetts- Amherst, U.S.A.
Philip Tinari, Director, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing
Ding Liu, Artist
Kim Honghee, Former Director of Seoul Museum of Art (Moderator)

Founded in 2006, the Korea Arts Management Service (KAMS), under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of the Republic of Korea, supports international exchanges, diverse research, consulting, and educational programmes to enhance the global competitiveness of the Korean performing arts.

26 MAY (FRI) 10:30 am - 5:20 pm 

JC Hall, Asia Society Hong Kong Centre, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty, Hong Kong