Conférence : “From Europe to Korea: The Marvelous Journey of Collectibles in Painting”
“From Europe to Korea: The Marvelous Journey of Collectibles in Painting”
By Dr. Sunglim Kim, Prof. of Art History at Dartmouth College
Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 11:30 AM–1:00 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Theatre
Dr. Sunglim Kim will explore the European origins of the genre of Korean still-life painting known as chaekgeori (“books and things”), and how these European influences were transmitted to Korea through Jesuit missionaries in Beijing, China. She will also examine how Koreans eventually developed the theme in a creative and distinctive manner within their own storied, long-standing painting tradition, making it their own.
About the Speaker
Dr. Sunglim Kim is assistant professor of Korean art history at Dartmouth College. Her scholarship focuses on pre-modern and early 20th-century Korean art and culture. Her research interests include the rise of consumer culture in late Joseon dynasty (1392–1910) and the role of the professional nouveau riche—the so-called Jungin (“middle people”)—in the production, distribution, collection, and consumption of art in 18th- and 19th-century Korea; the shaping of images of Korea and its people during the Japanese colonial period; and Korean female painters in pre-modern and modern periods.
This lecture is presented in conjunction with the current exhibition, The Power and Pleasure of Possessions in Korean Painted Screens and in partnership with the Center for Korean Studies at Stony Brook University.