Young Min Moon
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Young Min Moon

Landmark College hosts talk about contemporary Korean art on Feb. 28

The spring 2024 Landmark College Academic Speakers Series hosts artist Young Min Moon for a presentation entitled "The Aftereffects of War on Contemporary Korean Art" Wednesday, Feb. 28, at 5 p.m. in the Brooks M. O'Brien Auditorium/Lewis Academic Building.

"South Korean popular culture has taken the world by storm," say organizers, "from glamorous K-Pop bands to award-winning filmmakers as household names." However, many people are not aware of the influence of the Cold War on Korean culture and art. With the Cold War as context, Moon will introduce his own artwork and show how other contemporary South Korean artists navigate the difficult historical legacy of the Korean War and the two Koreas, North and South.

Young Min Moon is an artist, critic, and distinguished professor at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. A Guggenheim Fellow and Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant recipient, Moon reflects in his work his migration across cultures and the hybrid nature of identities forged amid the complex historical and political relationships between Asia and North America.

This event is free. For additional information or questions about venue accessibility, contact Solvegi Shmulsky at [email protected]. Driving directions, a campus map, and more information about the Landmark College Academic Speaker Series are available at

This Arts item was submitted to The Commons.

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