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The Politics of Aesthetics: Geopolitical Identity in Contemporary South Korean Cinema with artist/filmmaker Heung-Soon Im

The Politics of Aesthetics: Geopolitical Identity in Contemporary South Korean Cinema with artist/filmmaker Heung-Soon Im
1 Devonshire Place, Munk School of Global Affairs, Campbell Conference Facility
Time: Apr 15th, 3:00 pm End: Apr 15th, 5:00 pm
Interest Categories: East Asian Studies (FAS), Cinema, Arts, Culture and Media (UTSC), Art (FAS), 2000-
Talk by Heung-Soon Im, Filmmaker

The Asian Institute presents

The Politics of Aesthetics: Geopolitical Identity in Contemporary South Korean Cinema with artist/filmmaker Heung-Soon Im

An understated winner of the Silver Lion from the 2015 Venice Biennale, the film "Factory Complex" by Seoul-based artist and director Heung-Soon IM gives voice to the endured oppressions faced by female factory workers in South Korea during the 1960s. When the workers organized, they met brutal state-sanctioned retaliation. Subtlety invoking socio-economic issues, such as expectations within a highly hierarchical and patriarchal society, this unconventional documentary leads us through the workers' degradation and persistence with a measured poise.

For this three-part event, artist and filmmaker Heung-Soon Im will deliver a lecture about the art of documentary filmmaking across cinematic and exhibition spaces. This lecture will then be followed by a reception held at the same location, which precedes a screening of Heung-Soon Im's Factory Complex at the Royal Cinema later in the evening.

Heung-Soon IM was born in Seoul, 1969. As a painter and director, he delivers various issues of people who, including family from a working class, manage their lives under the circumstances given from the society, nation, and capital in a lyrical and sometimes political way. His artworks have been exhibited in Gwangju Biennale(in 2002, 2004, 2010). His first documentary Jeju Prayer(2012) was invited to Jeonju International Film Festival in 2012 and his latest work Factory Complex Venice Biennale recently.

3 PM - 5 PM Lecture, reception follows

This will be a bilingual event featuring consecutive interpretation from Korean into English by Professor Ju Hui Judy Han.

This event is free and opne to all. Registration is required. For further information please contact Rachel Ostep

 


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