Joan Kee: Sizing Up Scale

Installation view of Takahiro Iwasaki (2010), Phenotypic Remodeling, mixed media.

Department of Art Spring 2013 Lecture Series

Joan Kee is an assistant professor in the history of art at the University of Michigan–Ann Arbor. A specialist in modern and contemporary art, she has recently completed Contemporary Korean Art: Tansaekhwa and the Urgency of Method, forthcoming from the University of Minnesota Press. Other recent and forthcoming publications include articles on the album leaf format in mid-18th century Joseon painting, self-portraiture in early 20th-century Japan and Korea, large-format Chinese painting post-1949, the question of use and its deferral in postwar Korean sculpture, and an introduction to a special issue of Third Text on contemporary art in Southeast Asia. Her lecture will draw from her current project, coediting a special issue of Art History on the question of scale, scheduled to appear in fall 2015.