Harvard Korean Art Workshop 2012: New Directions


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


CGIS South Bldg, S2501730 Cambridge Street Cambridge Massachusetts 02138United States
Additional Cosponsors:  East Asian Art History Program, Harvard University
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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

See also: Spring 2012