SOAS University of London

Department of the History of Art and Archaeology, School of Arts

A discussion on her new book: Korean Modern Art from the 19th century to the Present

Charlotte Horlyck

Date: 12 December 2017Time: 5:30 PM

Finishes: 12 December 2017Time: 7:30 PM

Venue: Brunei Gallery Room: B111

Type of Event: Seminar

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Korean artists are a permanent fixture on today’s international scene, and interest in Korean art continues to grow. But how are we to understand Korean art and its cultural significance? What has led to the formation of Korea’s cultural scene as we know it today, and what role have artists played in this process? These are some of the questions that will be covered in this talk which centres on Charlotte Horlyck’s recent monograph Korean Art from the 19th century to the Present. Dr Horlyck will discuss some of the core issues that shaped arts and cultural production on the Korean peninsula since modern times. During this period Korea witnessed enormous political, social and economic change and she will share some of the challenges in covering such vast material.

This event is co-organised with the SOAS Centre of Korean Studies which has sponsored the reception.

Speaker Biography

Dr Charlotte Horlyck lectures in Korean art history in the Dept. of Art and Archaeology at SOAS where she also chairs the Centre of Korean Studies.

Organiser: Dr. Stacey Pierson