Lecture | Threading Histories: Locating the Past in Contemporary Korean Art


Lecture | Threading Histories: Locating the Past in Contemporary Korean Art

Thursday, November 9, 2023 @ 5:30 pm


Louis A. Simpson International Building, Room A71

Within the wide and diverse landscape of contemporary art, many Korean artists reference the past in their practice. Join Eleanor Soo-ah Hyun, Korea Foundation and Samsung Foundation of Culture Associate Curator of Korean Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, as she considers how the art-making modes of MiKyoung Lee engage in historical dialogue. 

Introduced by Dora C. Y. Ching, Deputy Director, Tang Center for East Asian Art. 

Watched recorded lecture here.

Reception to follow. 

This event is cosponsored by the Princeton University Art Museum and the Tang Center for East Asian Art.  

This lecture is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Threading Memories / MiKyoung Lee at Art@Bainbridge. Using common, mass-produced products such as pipe cleaners, zip ties, and twist ties, the artist MiKyoung Lee creates dynamic large-scale sculptures and intimate wall-mounted works. Lee’s art explores memories from her childhood and from later chapters of her life, evocatively commenting on our collective human mode of processing, cataloging, and revisiting the past.  

Art@Bainbridge is made possible through the generous support of the Virginia and Bagley Wright, Class of 1946, Program Fund for Modern and Contemporary Art; the Kathleen C. Sherrerd Program Fund for American Art; Joshua R. Slocum, Class of 1998, and Sara Slocum; Rachelle Belfer Malkin, Class of 1986, and Anthony E. Malkin; Barbara and Gerald Essig; Gene Locks, Class of 1959, and Sueyun Locks; and Ivy Beth Lewis. Additional support for this exhibition is provided by Nancy C. Lee, the P. Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Center for East Asian Art, the Department of East Asian Studies, and the Program in Asian American Studies. 

LATE THURSDAYS! This event is part of the Museum’s Late Thursdays programming, made possible in part by Heather and Paul G. Haaga Jr., Class of 1970. Additional support for this program has been provided by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.  

Photo: Eileen Travell, Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art