Image of poster detailing the Distinguished Faculty Lecture Series.

Distinguished Faculty Lecture Series with Professor & Art Department Chair Young Min Moon


Event Details

Wednesday, April 12, 2023

4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Old Chapel

144 Hicks Way

Amherst MA 01003


Event Website

Office of External Relations & University Events

(413) 577-1101

Young Min Moon

Professor and Chair of the Department of Art, College of Humanities and Fine Arts

The Aftereffects of War in Contemporary Korean Art

Reception to follow. 


Over the past century, the Korean Peninsula has seen a succession of violent ruptures, and it remains a flashpoint for the world’s superpowers. The peninsula is still gripped by Cold War geopolitics, long after the fall of the Communist bloc. In the aftermath of the Korean War, South Korea was built on androcentric nation building, anti-communism, and a relentless drive for industrialization. In the period of compressed development from the poverty-stricken 1950s to the global success of today, countless lives have been lost to the state apparatus—lives whose memories must be contextualized in the history and politics of the Cold War.