In Response to Kimsooja
Essays by UMASS Art History Students
The UMCA’s latest online exhibition takes a step away from curatorial display, and highlights our mission to serve as a teaching museum for UMass Amherst. In Fall 2011, students in European Art: 1780-1880, a course taught by Assistant Professor Gülru Çakmak in the Program of Art History, visited our exhibition Kimsooja: Performance/Video, and wrote essays exploring the intersection of contemporary art practices and 19th-century art history.
The following exhibition showcases selected essays written by UMass Amherst art history students, offering compelling accounts of the centrality of some of the major 19th-century artists—from Romantic landscape painter Caspar David Friedrich to Modernist Édouard Manet—to Kimsooja’s work.