Seminar | SUPERCONNECTIVITY – Korean contemporary art | Sydney

Sanghyun Lee, First Tales of Korean Made ICBM, 2014, digital C print. Courtesy the artist

Sanghyun Lee, First Tales of Korean Made ICBM, 2014, digital C print. Courtesy the artist

The Korean Cultural Centre in association with the launch of Artlink magazine’s new issue on Korean contemporary art, presents SUPERCONNECTIVITY, a free seminar on Korean contemporary art in Sydney.

Renowned Korean and Australian curators and art writers explore connections and differences in a rare opportunity to hear from experts on Korean art in Australia.

With a focus on cutting edge contemporary visual arts and in partnership with respected publications Artlink (Australia) and TheArtro (Korea), SUPERCONNECTIVITY is the first contemporary art seminar at the Korean Cultural Centre.

Founding Editor of Artlink and co-editor of the Artlink KOREA issue, Stephanie Britton says “From private collections to North-South relations and Korean cultural policy, this seminar and publication look in depth at Korean contemporary art and lay the ground for a more informed approach to the subject for the arts sector in Australia and internationally.”

Dr Yoon Jin Sup, senior artist, critic, curators 
and co-editor of the Artlink KOREA issue will discuss the importance of critical writing and publishing in Korea, print and online, and developments in curating and exhibiting.

Museum of Contemporary Art Australia Curator Anna Davis will reveal the Museum’s new collaboration with the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea, and art critic, curator and Professor at the Kaywon School of Art and Design, Dr Yoo Jin Sang will explore themes and trends in video and performance art in Korea today.

Melbourne-based artist and cultural producer David Pledger will draw from his essay contribution to Artlink KOREA addressing the success of the Korean government’s determination to ramp up the funding and official support for the arts as a means to establish a stronger Korean identity on the world stage.

With more artists and art historians coming out of university and art school courses and going into professional practice per head of population than in most advanced countries, Korea is a powerhouse of contemporary art, with artists, curators and critics having a strong impact globally.

The seminar coincides with the launch of the Artlink KOREA (December 2015) issue, the fifth special issue published by Artlink dedicated to Asian art and the magazine’s first bilingual publication.

Attendance to the SUPERCONNECTIVITY Seminar is free, bookings essential: / 02 8267 3422

Venue: Korean Cultural Centre, Ground Floor, 255 Elizabeth St Sydney

Date: 18 November 2015, 6pm