Arts and Culture
This panel treat artistic relations between Japan and Korea within Japan and Korea and in Europe as part of the Langarts inter-university research team (Asian-Western artistic languages). It brings to light the first Korea-Japan axis in European Art history. It devotes to the reception of Korean and Japanese art through exhibitions and resident artists in Europe. Their works had a large scale recognition of their Asian culture, which is no longer considered from a traditional point of view. We discuss artistic exchanges between Japan, Korea and Europe with reference to aesthetics, history, philosophy, religion, sociology.
The three speeches highlight the content of this panel. The first, Mina Lee considers historical evolution of artistic exchanges between Korea and Japan in contemporary Art. Both Japan and South Korea, artists have related each other to social situation in the traffic with the world. Looking at Japan from Korea, we can see Japan as a platform that cannot be said only by the words "influence and exchange" like the modern Art History had talked in the last century.
And Hiroshi Onishi approach turns to Korea and Japan Art University exchanges. He believes it highlights the shared values in the media-art field that both Korean and Japanese artists have.
Then Isabelle Charrier focus on new reception of Japanese Art with Japonisme 2018 events in Ile de France. Through Art exhibitions and theater, dance, music, both traditional and modern and contemporary, the Japanese organisers wanted to show that Japan is not anymore a traditional culture but also a leader in avant-garde art as the A.I influence on art. One of these exhibitions also emphasizes the role of Korean artist Lee Ufan on Japanese contemporary art.