American Years: Wook-Kyung Choi (1940-1985)
Eunyoung Park, Assistant Professor of Art History and Art at Case Western Reserve University
Victoria Sung, Associate Curator of Visual Arts at the Walker Art Center
Lynn Zelevansky, Curator and art historian
On the occasion of the landmark retrospective of the artist at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea, on view beginning October 27, two leading scholars and contributors to the exhibition’s catalogue discuss the practice and legacy of pioneering Korean artist Wook-Kyung Choi (1940-1985), who is recognized for her contributions to expanding the field of Korean Abstract Expressionism. The exhibition focuses on her practice between the 1960s and 70s as a female Asian artist working in the United States during this period, and the ways in which she took inspiration from American Abstract Expressionism to develop her own individual style.
Programs held at the Park Avenue Armory are free with fair admission. Seating is first-come, first-served.
Wook-Kyung Choi. Untitled, year unknown. Oil on canvas. Courtesy the artist's estate and Tina Kim Gallery, New York. Photograph by Hyunjung Rhee