IFA Contemporary Asia: Minimalism in Asia Major

When 2 May 2019
Where Institute of Fine Arts, NYU
1 E 78th St
New York,, NY 10075
United States

Thursday, May 2, 2019,  6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

To what extent do Asian artists’ engagements with materiality call for a reading of Minimalism against the grain? Through works produced in the 1960s and 70s by artists like Roberto Chabet, Redza Piyadasa, Kim Lim and Yoli Laudico, this talk gestures to a contemporary art geography unmoored from received political and discursive configurations.

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Joan Kee, Associate Professor in the History of Art, University of Michigan, focuses on modern and contemporary art from multiregional and crossdisciplinary perspectives. Her first book, Contemporary Korean Art: Tansaekhwa and the Urgency of Method (2013) was on a finalist for the Charles Rufus Morey Prize for the most distinguished book in art history, and has been credited by numerous publications for bringing international attention to Korean abstraction. Drawing from previous research in a range of topics from 18th century Chosun landscape painting to Southeast Asian performance, another book in progress explores bodies of thinking produced by artistic engagements between artists and subjects of black and Asian descent. She works with multiple subfields and recently published her second book, Models of Integrity: Art and Law in Post-Sixties America in March. Kee is a contributing editor at Artforum, as well on the advisory boards of Art History, the Oxford Art Journal and Art Margins.

IFA Contemporary Asia invites distinguished scholars, curators, artists, and writers to speak at the Institute in order to foster greater understanding and recognition of modern and contemporary Asian art around the world. Organized by students at the Institute with Professor Jonathan Hay as faculty advisor, this forum augments the Institute’s long-standing engagement with Asia by highlighting new and dynamic scholarship on modern and contemporary Asian art. The series will consider Asian art from continental Asia, Asia Pacific, and the Asian diaspora. In doing so, the forum will address vital issues of cultural exchange, as well as promote the study of local artistic initiatives.

This forum is supported by the Director’s Fund, Institute of Fine Arts, NYU.

Organizing committee: Eana Kim, PhD Student, The Institute of Fine Arts; Han Hongzheng, MA Candidate, The Institute of Fine Arts; and Kolleen Ku, MA Candidate, The Institute of Fine Arts.

Please note that seating in the Lecture Hall is on a first-come, first-served basis with RSVP. There will be a simulcast in an adjacent room to accommodate overflow. Latecomers are not guaranteed a seat.

Image courtesy of the organizer.

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