Art Historians Present at International Asian Conference

UA Asian art historians presented their research at the AAS 2021 VIRTUAL Annual Conference (Association for Asian Studies) in March. Dr. Mina Kim presented, “Empathy and Connection: Visualization of Traumatic War and Inter-Korean Relations,” focusing in part on the artist Ham Kyungah.

Ham Kyungah, What You See is the Unseen/ Chandeliers for Five Cities 04, 2013-2014. North Korean hand embroidery, silk threads on cotton, wooden frame, approx. 3700 hrs/4 people, 265.5 (h) x 357 cm. Courtesy of the artist and Kukje Gallery, South Korea. Courtesy Art Basel.

Dr. Doris Sung organized and chaired the panel “Women Writing Art: Feminist Approaches in Chinese Women’s Art Writing, Cartoons, and Self-Portrayals in the Early Republican Period,” and presented “‘Who Would Understand the Joy of the Fish?’: Jin Taotao’s Painting Treatise and Gender Repositioning in the Elite Art World.” The AAS is the largest organization of its kind in the world, dedicated to the advancement of the field of Asian Studies through international exchange, networking, publications, research support, and career development.


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