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Strange Bedfellows: How Found Objects, Mineralogy and Ancient Viewing Stones Deliver a Relevant Message

November 13 at 5:00 pm

Woomin Kim, “Minerals in Use”

As a part of Interpreting the Natural: Contemporary Visions of Scholars’ Rocks, the Korean Cultural Center is hosting a series of conversations with renowned experts, scholars and curators in the field of scholars’ rocks and viewing stones in dialogue with the award winning artists who are featured in this show. Each conversation will be approximately one hour.

On Friday, Professor Kyunghee Pyun, History of Art, will discuss scholars rocks with Dr. Aida Yuen Wong, art historian and faculty at Brandeis University, and two artists in the show: Furen Dai and Woomin Kim. This talk will address how the concepts of viewing stones and scholars rocks have influenced popular culture in movies such as Parasite, and interior design, such as Feng shui. The artists will address the multiple interpretations of these stones, including their irreverent and very relevant approaches.

This virtual event is free and open to the public; find out more and get a link to the Zoom meeting here.

Organizer

Kyunghee Pyun
Email:
kyunghee_pyun@fitnyc.edu