UA Art Historian Awarded Grants for Book on Korean Art

Mina Kim
Dr. Mina Kim

Assistant Professor Dr. Mina Kim was awarded two grants for the publication of her monograph, Contemporary Korean Art: New Directions since the 1960s (London, Reaktion Books): a KAMS (Korea Arts Management Service) Publishing Korean Art Grant; and a New Foundation for Art History (NAFH) Publication Subvention Grant. Her book is due out in the spring of 2024.

KAMS offers grants to art and publishing professionals to improve access to and raise awareness of Korean art among international experts and researchers. The NAFH publication grant, one of only five each year, particularly supports the development of image creation and rights in publishing.

Dr. Kim’s research focuses on Korean art and visual culture, modern and contemporary art, visual communication, popular culture, media, film, and design in Korea and East Asia, and East Asian/global visual and material culture. Her book deals with a range of Korean art involved in artistic creation, including experiment, performance, gender, identity, religion, and multimedia from the mid-twentieth century to the early twenty-first century. It shows how Korean artists continuously communicate with people and transmit the value of Korean art in today’s world.

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