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“The Surface and the Line: Alumni Gifts of Asian Art” features a wide range of objects–from ancient ceramic vessels and calligraphy to innovative woodblock prints and paintings on paper, silk, and glass. These works from China, Korea and Japan fuse traditional aesthetics with modern visual conventions.

A tour, given by co-curator Jason Park, will detail his experience of curating and researching the works on view. The tour will focus on short explanation of the works and how they are approached, organized, and researched during the process of curating.

Jason Park is a recipient of Fulbright grant for PhD program in Art History department, Binghamton University. His major field of interest extends from post-war American art to Environmental art of the 1980s. Trained as an art historian at Seoul National University in his home country, South Korea, he has copious experiences as a scholar, writer and curator. Park wrote many exhibition reviews for Arts Council Korea, and coauthored APMAP: 2013 osan REVERSCAPE for the exhibition that he co-curated in 2013 at Amorepacific Museum of Art. As an ABD since 2018, Park is currently working on his dissertation, “Reconsidering the Environmental Art from 1965 to 1982: Agnes Denes, Hans Haacke, and Alan Sonfist.”

This exhibition was co-curated by Nancy Um (Professor, Art History) and Jason Park (PhD candidate, Art History), with research support from Gabrielle Bonilla ’23, featuring works donated by Stanley Reifer ’64 and his wife, Susan Reifer ’65, as well as John Copoulos ’73.

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