Lee Yil: Dynamics of Expansion and Reduction – Selected Writings on Korean Contemporary Art

23mars15 h 00 min17 h 00 minLee Yil: Dynamics of Expansion and Reduction – Selected Writings on Korean Contemporary ArtSéminaire

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« Lee Yil: Dynamics of Expansion and Reduction – Selected Writings on Korean Contemporary Art »

Intervenants : Jean-Marc Poinsot, Marjorie Allthorpe-Guyton, Prof Youngsook Pak, Henry Meyric Hughes, Paul O’Kane

Jean-Marc Poinsot is professor emeritus at University Rennes 2 in contemporary art history. He was the founder of the Archives de la critique d’art in Rennes (1989). He has published many papers, books and catalogues. Among them: Mail Art, 1971; L’Atelier sans Mur, 1991; Quand l’Oeuvre a lieu, 2008 (2nd ed.) and more recently Mémoires croisées dérives archivistiques, 2015, exhibition catalogue showing a selection of documents from the Archives de la critique d’art with a section devoted to Lee Yil, and for AICA he has edited and introduced the Lee Yill’s book Dynamics of Expansion and Reduction – Selected Writings on Korean Contemporary Art, 2018.

Writer and curator Marjorie Allthorpe-Guyton trained as an art historian at the University of East Anglia. After PhD research at the Courtauld Institute, she published A Happy Eye, a history of Norwich School of Art 1830-1982 and British art education. In 1982/4 she was a selector for the Arts Council’s British Art Show and became UK Contributing Editor for Flash Art, a contributor to Artforum and in 1992 she was appointed Editor of Artscribe International. She was a Turner Prize judge in 1994. Marjorie Allthorpe-Guyton was National Director of Visual Arts, Arts Council England 1993-2006. She is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Art and the Royal Institute of British Architects. Her most recent essays include ‘Monuments to Hubris’, on the Venice Biennale 2017, in Populism, Critical Muslim 24.

Prof. Youngsook Pak is an Emeritus Reader at SOAS’ Department of Art and Archaeology. Following her PhD in History of Art from Heidelberg University, she has extensively on Korean Art and Art History in addition to teaching at SOAS, Yale, and the Graduate Centre of City University of New York.

Henry Meyric Hughes is Honorary President of AICA, in Paris, Chair of the International Awards for Art Criticism in London and Shanghai, and a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Archives de la critique d’art and of the International Scientific Committee of CRITIQUE D’ART: The International Review of Contemporary Art Criticism, in Rennes. He worked for 24 years with the British Council in Germany, Peru, France and Italy, ending up as Director of Visual Arts in London, before leaving to become Director of the Hayward Gallery, London, in 1992. Since 1996, he has worked as an independent curator and writer about art. He was a co-founder and the founding president of Manifesta: The European Biennial of Contemporary Art (1993-2007). He has been a frequent curator and commissioner at the Venice Biennale and São Paulo Bienal and (co-)curated numerous national and international exhibitions of modern and contemporary art, including the 30th Council of Europe exhibition, Critique and Crisis/ The Desire for Freedom: Art in Europe since 1945 (Berlin and international tour, 2012-14). He has been special adviser on exhibitions for the Council of Europe and has been decorated by the Czechoslovak, French and German governments.

Paul O’Kane is an artist and writer and a member of AICA. He lectures in histories and theories of art and culture at CSM (UAL) and at SOAS. His long-running seminar Technologies of Romance (and recent book of the same name) encourages us to contextualise ‘new’ technologies in accordance with an unbroken history of technologies and their significant influence on the development of art. He also hosts seminars at Chelsea college (UAL) on ‘Uses of History in Contemporary Art’, ‘A World of Stories’, and ‘Walter Benjamin’. Paul’s PhD in History (2009), supervised by Howard Caygill at Goldsmiths College, is titled A Hesitation of Things and investigates temporalities in art, writing, and history.

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Brunei Gallery Room –  B211
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The Center of Korean Studies is happy to be hosting an event marking the publication of Dynamics of Expansion and Reduction – Selected Writings on Korean Contemporary Art in collaboration with the International Association of Art Critics (AICA).  This book, the first major publication in English devoted to the Korean critic and art historian Lee Yil, is a collection of texts on aesthetics, theory and history of art by the main observer of dansaekhwa, or Korean monochrome. It also brings together essays and monographic prefaces that gave wide coverage to artists who had been active from the end of the Korean war up until the mid-1990s.
This event is comprised of a series of presentations by AICA members involved with the production of the book which introduce AICA’s involvement with the project, and its on-going series Art Critics of the World series, discuss the biography and historiographical position of Lee Yil, and reflect on the work of translation itself.


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(Vendredi) 15 h 00 min - 17 h 00 min


SOAS University of London