Harvard Korean Art Workshop 2012: New Directions


Friday, February 10, 2012, 9:00am to 5:15pm


Porté Seminar Room (S250), CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Additional Cosponsors: East Asian Art History Program, Harvard University

Event Poster


9:00 – 10:30                Session I Part 1: Sites, Rites, and Efficacy

Chair: Sun Joo Kim, Harvard University

Discussant: Eun Gyeng Yang, Pusan National University (Visiting Scholar, Harvard-Yenching Institute, Harvard University)

Ah-Rim Park
Sookmyung Women’s University (Visiting Scholar, Korea Institute, Harvard University)
Newly Discovered Koguryŏ Painted Tomb at Okto-ri, Yonggang, North Korea

Insoo Cho
Korean National University of Arts (Visiting Scholar, Korea Institute, Harvard University)
Praying for Good Fortune and Eternal Life: Daoist Immortal Paintings in the Chosŏn Dynasty


10:30 – 10:45              Coffee Break


10:45 – 12:15              Session I Part 2: Sites, Rites, and Efficacy

Chair: Melissa McCormick, Harvard University

Discussant: Burglind Jungmann, UCLA

Hyunsoo Woo, Philadelphia Museum of Art
In the King’s Bedchamber: Use and Placement of the Chosŏn Court Paintings in Taejo-jŏn Hall of Ch’angdŏk-kung Palace

Soojin Kim, Seoul National University (Visiting Fellow, Harvard-Yenching Institute, Harvard University)
Diplomacy of Brush-wielding: “Orchid and Rock” Painting Collected in Harvard Sackler Museum


12:15 – 1:30                Lunch

12:30-1:00  Special Lecture by Robert D. Mowry Harvard University Art Museums


1:30 – 3:00                  Session II: Miraculous Tales and Images

Chair: Yukio Lippit, Harvard University

Discussant: Youngsook Pak, SOAS, University of London

Karen Hwang, Vassar College
The Ontology of the Painted Image: Goryeo Amitabha Paintings as Visual History

Youn-mi Kim, Ohio State University
An Esoteric Buddhist Ritual in Seventh Century Silla?
Taking an Interdisciplinary Approach to the Samguk yusa


3:00 – 3:15                  Coffee Break


3:15 – 5:15                  Session III: The Emergence of the Modern Subject

Chair: Sun Joo Kim, Harvard University

Discussant: Burglind Jungman and Youngsook Pak  

Sung Lim Kim, Dartmouth College
Dalliance with Objects: the Rise of Consumer Culture in Late Chosŏn Korea

Seunghye Sun, Sungkyunkwan University
Crisis and Tradition: Korean Art at the Fin de Siecle

Soyoung Lee, Metropolitan Museum of Art
Collecting Korean Art at the MET, 1910–1950