Image: Ku Ponung, Picnic in the Mountain, c.1951, ink and light color on silk, 45x33cm, Private Collection.
Friday, February 28
Time: 2:00-5:00 PM
Location: Ahn House
A review for Korea Foundation postdoctoral scholar, Dr. Jungsil Jenny Lee's manuscript: Embodiment of Korean Modern Art: Ku Ponung (1906-1953).
Lee's text, Embodiment of Korean Modern Art: Ku Ponung (1906-1953), focuses on a Korean artist who lived through the turbulent times of the Japanese colonial period and the Korean War. Ku Ponung was a hunchback artist, generally known for his “Fauvist” oil paintings, but he was also active as a critic, poet, illustrator, book publisher, collector of antiques, and art educator, seeking to establish Korean modern art with contemporaneous writers and artists around him, while retaining a connection with indigenous traditions. The book examines Ku’s controversial personality and illuminates important aspects of colonial and postcolonial modernity in Korea as it relates to art history, society, and politics.
Outside discussants invited for this review include art historians, Professor Bert Winther-Tamaki from UC Irvine, and Professor Julia Andrews from Ohio State. The outside reviewers will begin the discussion by giving their observations and comments on the text but it is expected that all participants share their comments and questions--thus we ask all who attend to read the manuscript ahead of time. A link for the manuscript will be sent after you RSVP. Please note that we will not provide paper copies.
**Manuscript reviews are only open to faculty, postdoctoral scholars, and graduate students.**
Please RSVP online no later than 2/24, and a link to the manuscript will be sent via e-mail. Direct any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.