Exposition : “From the Land of the Morning Calm: Traditions of Korean Art”, Smart Museum of Art, Chicago
From the Land of the Morning Calm: Traditions of Korean Art
(« Au pays du Matin calme : Traditions de l’art coréen »)
5 juillet-9 septembre 2012
Smart Museum of Art, The University of Chicago
Présentation de l’exposition en anglais :
Over thousands of years, traditional Korean society has forged a unique artistic heritage out of a blend of foreign ideals and local tastes. Korea’s expansive coastline and geographic position in Asia encouraged an outward focus, and Korean history is marked by periods of intense cultural, technological, and religious exchange with China and Japan (and more recently, the West). This is especially evident in the flourishing ceramic culture of the Goryeo period (918–1392) and in the innovations in literati painting during the Joseon dynasty (1392–1910).
Organized around the themes of craft, Buddhism, scholarly art, and modernity, From the Land of the Morning Calm offers a focused look at key components of this complex history of cross-cultural exchange and assimilation. It is the first major exhibition to showcase the Smart’s diverse collection of Korean art and includes nearly fifty works of ceramic, metalwork, sculpture, painting, and calligraphy that date from the late bronze age to the present day.