Joan Kee: Sizing Up Scale
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.