Rethinking Contemporary Ink Art Through Park Dae Sung

Thursday, October 26, 2023, 2:30 PM – 4 PM
HCC Digital Auditorium, Free Admission

The Department of Art and Art History presents a stimulating symposium that delves into the multifaceted works of the contemporary ink artist Park Dae Sung (b. 1945). A short presentation by esteemed scholars will illuminate the diverse subjects encompassed in Park’s fascinating oeuvre, including calligraphy, landscapes, animals, and still lifes, and engage an appreciation of the exhibition at the UMW Galleries, Park Dae Sung: Ink Reimagined. Through in-depth analysis, five scholars will offer fresh insights into Park’s artistic vision, shedding light on the rich tapestry of themes and techniques employed by this masterful artist.

Topics to be covered include:

  • “Resurrected Ruins and Renovated Visions of Gyeongju: The Dream Journey of Park Dae Sung” by Jungsil Jenny Lee, Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Cincinnati
  • “Visualizing the Ideal Relationship Between Animals and Humans: Park Dae Sung’s Zoomorphic and Anthropomorphic Images,” by Suzie Kim, Associate Professor of Art History, University of Mary Washington
  • “Park Dae Sung’s Way of the Brush,” by Jiyeon Kim, Curator of Korean Art, Peabody Essex Museum
  • “How Park Dae Sung’s Archaic Beauty Paintings Reinvent the Past,” by Jinyoung A. Jin, Director of Cultural Programs, Charles B. Wang Center
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