KOREAN ART 1900-2020

AUTHOR : National Museum Of Modern And Contemporary Art
ISBN : 9788963033341
PUBLISHER : 국립현대미술관
PUBLICATION DATE : October 25 ,2022,
SPINE SIZE : 0 inches
PAGES : 583
SIZE : 7.9 * 11.1 inches
WEIGHT : 0 pounds
PRICE : $136.95
Korean Art 1900-2020 is expected to live on as a milestone in the Korean art research project with its in-depth exploration of currents over 120 years of Korean art history, as well as the most important artworks and artists of each era. In order to present a wide variety of perspectives and analyses on Korean modern and contemporary art, the compilation involved the participation of 34 writers, including MMCA curators and Korean art experts from various areas. It consists of five parts: “From ‘calligraphy and painting’ to ‘art,’” “Art in a time of war and division,” “The tradition/modernity dynamic in the modernization era,” “Democratization and the pluralization of art,” and “Globalism and contemporary Korean art.” For each topic, texts have been compiled to provide a chronological glimpse of currents in Korean modern and contemporary art history, accompanied by color images of around 400 major artworks and archival materials. A chronology of Korean art history has also been presented to offer an all-in-one survey of 120 years of Korean art.

Chapter 1, titled “From ‘calligraphy and painting’ to ‘art,’” covers the period from Korea’s opening in the late 19th century through the first part of the 20th century and Korea’s liberation in 1945. It examines the ways in which modernity was introduced into the traditional Korean painting world in a time of social and cultural upheavals. In particular, it focuses on changes to traditional painting and the artistic establishment with the advent of the new “art” concept, as well as the new visual culture ushered in by advancements in popular media.

Chapter 2, titled “Art in a time of war and division,” examines the process of Korean art transforming and acquiring its own independence during a time of revolution and chaos extending from liberation until shortly after the end of the Korean War. By also including trends in North Korean art during this time, the book attempts to expand the focus of art history research to the artistic diaspora brought about by the Japanese occupation and the Korean Peninsula’s division.

Chapter 3, titled “The tradition/modernity dynamic in the modernization era,” focuses in particular on the Dansaekhwa (Korean monochrome) movement, experimental art, and Korean artists’ journeys overseas, all of which came about amid transformations in the Korean art world during the postwar restoration and industrialization period from the 1950s to the 1970s.

Chapter 4, titled “Democratization Movement and the pluralization of art,” concentrates on art as a reflection of individual lives and historical currents amid the calls for democratization in 1980s South Korea. It explores the expansive potential of Korean art through a diverse range of fields including the Minjung activist art movement, feminist art, Hangukhwa (Korean painting), crafts, design, architecture, and photography.

Chapter 5, titled “Globalism and contemporary Korean art,” examines the diversification of 21st century Korean art under the effects of globalization and internationalization since the 1990s.

National Museum Of Modern And Contemporary Art

Youn Bummo, Kim Inhye, Kang Mingi, Mok Soohyun, Seo Yuri, Kim Hyunsook, Kwon Heangga, Liu Jienne, Shin Soo-kyung, Hong Jisuk, Park Soojin, Cho Eunjung, Park Youngran, Chung Moojeong, Kho Chung-Hwan, Kim Yisoon, Cho Soojin, Kim Keongyeon, Kwon Young-jin, Kang Soojung, Gim Jonggil, Kim Hyeonjoo, Song Heekyung, Choi Bum, Chung Dahyoung, Lim Shan, Song Sujong, kim Kyoung-woon, Yang Eunhee, Shin Chunghoon, Bae Myungji, Woo Jung-Ah, Helen Jungyeon Ku, Ryu Hanseung

7 Youn Bummo_Korean Art: Dynamism and Expansion

15 Kim Inhye_Introduction
21 Kang Mingi_A Transformation in Traditional Korean Painting
39 Mok Soohyun_The Emergence of New Art Forms and the Reorganization of the Art
Institutions During the Colonial Period
53 Seo Yuri_The KAPF Movement: Art for People and Art for Social Revolution
65 Kim Hyunsook_The Acceptance of Modern Art and the Indigenization of Oil Painting
85 Kwon Heangga_The New Visual Culture of Photography and Print Media
101 Liu Jienne_Introduction
105 Shin Soo-kyung_Art in an Era of Reform: Beyond the Crisis of Liberation and the Korean War
125 Hong Jisuk_Socialist Realism and Juche Art: The Formation of North Korean Art in 1945-67
137 Park Soojin_Art of the Korean Diaspora
153 Cho Eunjung_The National Art Exhibition and the Development of the Art World After
Korean Independence

175 Park Youngran_Introduction
181 Chung Moojeong_The Development of Korean Modern Art and International Exchange
197 Kho Chung-Hwan_The Expansion of Contemporary Korean Printmaking in the Postwar Period
211 Kim Yisoon_The Development of Korean Sculpture from the 1950s to the 1970s
229 Cho Soojin_Experimental Art: The Beginning of Moving Beyond Conventional Genres
247 Kim Keongyeon_Ink Painting from 1945 to the 1970s: To Inherit or Confront Tradition
265 Kwon Young-jin_Monochrome or Dansaekhwa: The Making of Contemporary Abstraction in
Combination with Korean Tradition

285 Kang Soojung_Introduction
291 Gim Jonggil_Minjung Art Movement
315 Kim Hyeonjoo_The Polyphony of Feminist Art in Korea
335 Song Heekyung_Hangukhwa: Late Twentieth Century Korean Ink Painting
357 Choi Bum_National Mega-Events and the Formation of Korean Design
371 Chung Dahyoung_Writing Architecture in Prose: Korean Urban Architecture in the Late
Twentieth Century
383 Lim Shan_1980s Korean Art Beyond Modernism
399 Song Sujong_The Development of Contemporary Photography: Media Experiments and
Diverse Perspectives

419 Kim Kyoung-woon_Introduction
423 Yang Eunhee_The Globalization of Contemporary Korean Art in the Era of Biennales
439 Shin Chunghoon_Korean Art and Public Life Since the 1990s
455 Bae Myungji_Korean Video Art Since the 1990s
477 Woo Jung-Ah_The Conceptual Turn of South Korean Art After 1990
495 Helen Jungyeon Ku_The Collective as a New Form of Art Production Since the 2000s
509 Ryu Hanseung_The New Wave of Art: Writing, Movement and Sound
525 Chronology
553 Glossary
557 Contributors
561 List of Plates
569 Index