Artist Talk: Young Min Moon

Artist Talk: Young Min Moon

An Art Department. Join via Zoom. Born in South Korea, Young Min Moon is a visual artist, critic, curator, and art historian whose work reflects his migration across cultures and his awareness of the hybrid nature of identities forged amid the complex historical and political relationships between Asia and North America. Moon published his essays on contemporary Korean art in a wide range of publications, including Contemporary Art in Asia: A Critical Reader (MIT), A Companion to Korean Art (Wiley), and exhibition catalogues and anthologies published by the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul Museum of Art and journals The Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus, Rethinking Marxism and Trans Asia Photography. He is an editor for the online peer review journal Trans Asia Photography. He curated the traveling exhibition “Incongruent: Contemporary Art from South Korea” with an accompanying bilingual Korean and English publication. Moon has shown his art in many exhibitions in South Korea and North America, including Sansumunhwa, Art Space Pool, Kumho Museum of Art, Gyeonggi Museum of Art, Kukje Gallery, Mugaksa Temple, Smith College Museum of Art, and the Carpenter Center at Harvard University, among others. In recent years he has been painting the motif of the offerings and prostrations for the dead in the Confucian ritual Jesa. Chair of the Department of Art at University of Massachusetts Amherst, Moon is a recipient of Guggenheim Fellowship and Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant.