Cultural Crosscurrents in Korean Literati Painting Join Phil Lee — artist, critic, curator, and PhD candidate at the University of Chicago — as she leads the first of two in-gallery discussions on the transmission of culture and ideas in Korean art. After the talks, continue the conversation over tea with Lee and fellow guests.
This gallery talk will consider how the scholar-gentry and intellectuals at court demonstrated their intelligence, taste, and talent through literati paintings, a genre of ink painting that flourished throughout East Asia. Lee will discuss the history of intellectual and artistic transmission from masters like Chusa Kim Jeong-hui to disciples and successors like Heo Ryeon, Kim Eung-won, and Jeong Hak-gyo. Presented in conjunction with From the Land of the Morning Calm: Traditions of Korean Art, on view at the Smart Museum of Art from July 5 to September 9, 2012.