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

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.

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.

Closed captioning is computer generated.