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.
Three speeches highlight the content of this panel. The first, Hyejung Shin focus on notions of "monadic space". This concept plays a role in order to become aware of the issues raised by a "fluid space", which is shown in his work. A monadic space refers to an indivisible space, individual and clean, while a nomadic space implies that it is not fixed, but moving, as if it will dissolve. And Jeang-Ae Park reports research on Paris based Korean artists’ dynamic processes of identity formation and the implications that these process have for art education. The study uses postcolonial theories that illuminate the dialectical process of hybrid cultural production in the global dimension. The artists’ identities narrated elucidate the recognition of difference with others; this identification merges as the artists simultaneously escape from and discover their Korean identities. Then Hyeon-Suk Kim presents the 1st generation of Korean artist in Paris represented by Lee Ungno 이응로 who first studied in Japan and the 2nd generation by Lee Bae 이배 who came directly to Paris without a Japanese past. By exposing their artistic career in France, their life in Paris, their immigration course and their philosophy, I will reach the immaterial sense through Zen thought, the emptiness of Buddhism and Tao.