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Access to Contemporary Korean Art 1980–2010

Alternative title [Forum A] 『Access to Contemporary Korean Art 1980-2010』
Category Book
Writer/s Gim Jonggil, Sohyun Ahn, Hyunjin Kim, Binna Choi, and Seewon Hyun, Kim Jiha, Kim Yun-su, Shim Kwang-hyun, Park Chan-kyong, Mo Bahc (Yiso Bahc), Park Shin-Eui, Lee Youngwook, Young Chul Lee, Jang Un Kim, Seo Dong-jin, and Shin Hakchul
Publisher Forum A
Desctiption Access to Contemporary Korean Art 1980?2010was conceived with the purpose of providing resources and coordinates for curators and researchers at home and abroad who are interested in contemporary Korean art to help them obtain a critical understanding and continue their inquiry.

Gim Jonggil, Sohyun Ahn, Hyunjin Kim, Binna Choi, and Seewon Hyun, who have been active in critical and curatorial practices, were invited to join the editorial board. They selected thirteen pieces of text by Kim Jiha, Kim Yun-su, Shim Kwang-hyun, Park Chan-kyong, Mo Bahc (Yiso Bahc), Park Shin-Eui, Lee Youngwook, Young Chul Lee, Jang Un Kim, Seo Dong-jin, and Shin Hakchul as key critical texts on contemporary Korean art along with the grounds for the texts’ selection, significance, and the importance. Together, the seventeen critical essays and interviews have been translated from Korean into English and included in this volume.

In particular, this publication deals with the criticisms closely related to the field of art practice in an attempt to serve as both a contemporary and historical archive. We present this book in the hope of expanding the perspective of Korean contemporary art criticism beyond a linear historical narrative and into dynamic and diversified views.
Chapter Heading/s About This Book | Heejin Kim

Ⅰ. What Is Realism? A Genealogy of Its Evolution - Selected and Excerpted by Gim Jonggil
WHAT IS REALISM? A GENEALOGY OF ITS EVOLUTION | A Conversation with Gim Jonggil
THE FIRST MANIFESTO OF THE REALITY COTERIE (1969) | Kim Jiha
NEW FIGURATIVE ART TOWARD THE TRUTH OF LIFE-Notes on the Selection of Eleven Young Figurative Artists (1981) | Kim Yun-su
THE REALITY AND UTTERANCE GROUP AND THE PROSPECT OF CRITICAL REALISM (1990) | Shim Kwang-hyun
NOTES ON “CONCEPTUALLY ORIENTED REALISM”―An Editor’s Annotation (2001) | Park Chan-kyong

Ⅱ. The Postmodern Controversy, from Classification to Analysis - Selected and Excerpted by Sohyun Ahn
FROM CLASSIFICATION TO ANALYSIS: THE POSTMODERN DEBATES OF THE 1990S KOREA | Sohyun Ahn
THE MEANING OF POSTMODERNISM AND KOREAN ART (19932) | Mo Bahc (Yiso Bahc)
THE POSTMODERN DEBATES ON ART CRITICISM-The Reception Process and Present Status of postmodernism in Korean Art (1993) | Park Shin-Eui
THE TYPOLOGY OF THE ART SYSTEM: AN ESSAY ([2008] 2010) | Lee Youngwook
THE STATE OF IDENTITY FROM DISLOCATION TO HYBRIDITY-Reading Mo Bahc’s Work (1995) | Park Chan-kyong

III. Cultural Change, Shift in Criticism, and Globalization After 1989 - Selected and Excerpted by Hyunjin Kim
CULTURAL CHANGE AND ART’S RESPONSE-A Critical Note on Artistic Production and Criticism (1992) | Young Chul Lee
WHATEVER HAPPENED TO KOREAN ALTERNATIVE SPACES? ([2005] 2012) | Jang Un Kim
MINJUNG ART AND BEYOND-A New World of Visual Life and the Politics of Art (2008) | Seo Dong-jin
THE CRISIS OF ART INSTITUTIONS, MORE SERIOUS THAN THE FINANCIAL CRISIS (2009) | Hyunjin Kim

IV. The Language of Criticism, Lost and Forgotten Languages. What Is an Artist? What Is a Practice? -Selected by Binna Choi / Seewon Hyun
A PROJECT IN THE MAKING-AN EMBRACING NARRATIVE | Binna Choi &Seewon Hyun
FUNDAMENTAL PERSPECTIVES IN UNDERSTANDING CONCEPTUAL ART, MINJUNG MISUL (PEOPLE'S ART), AND ACTIVISM (1998) | Park Chan-kyong
SHIN HAKCHUL: PAINTING OF THE PEOPLE’S HISTORY (1999) | Interview with Shin Hakchul by Park Chan-kyong

Suggested Further Reading | Heejin Kim
Index
Contributors’ Bio
Language English
No. of Pages 200
ISBN / ISSN 979-11-957959-5-6
Year of Publication 2018
Keyword/s Korean Contemporary Art, Minjung Art, Art Space Pool
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