Friday, 6 October 2023 | 11:30 to 13:00 EDT | Room 312, Joan & Martin Goldfarb Centre for Fine Arts, Keele Campus, York University
With Dr. Kim Hong-Hee, Seoul-based art historian, curator and critic
This lecture focuses on Korean women’s art and feminist art, and related artists from the mid-1980s to the present. Kim Hong-hee provides an overview of the history of Korean women’s art and discusses the future of Korean feminist art by examining artworks in relation to the fundamental but timely and significant discourses such as socialism, essentialism, deconstructivism, femininity, body, hysteria, queer, ecology, nomadism and diaspora. Paying attention to the complexity, diversity and expandability of contemporary feminism and feminist artistic practices, Kim tries to understand the ontological and epistemological meanings of “feminisms” that exist in plural forms.
Seoul-based art historian, curator, and critic, Dr. Kim Hong-hee is the first-generation feminist art historian of Korea. In this special lecture, Dr. Kim provides an overview of the history of Korean women’s art and feminist art from the mid-1980s to the present and discusses the future of Korean feminist art. Dr. Kim is currently the chairperson of Nam June Paik Cultural Foundation. Previously, she was the director of the Seoul Museum of Art, the Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art, and Ssamzie Space.
YCAR is pleased to co-present this event.