Art Talk Live: Kim Whanki’s Lyrical Landscapes

By Harvard Art Museums

Join Suna Cha for a close look at never-before-seen works by Korean artist Kim Whanki that reveal his engagement with nature and his homeland.

Four landscape paintings with a blue color palettes are displayed alongside each other on a gallery wall.

.: Tuesday, November 29 12:30pm – 1pm.

Ages: Adults.


Harvard Art Museums
(617) 495-9400

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“Where, in what form, shall we meet again?” is a verse Whanki borrowed from Korean poet Kim Kwang-sŏp to title a series of “dot paintings” he made while living in New York in 1970. The words encapsulate both his sense of nostalgia for his native homeland and his fascination with encounters between line, shape, and color. As artists searched for alternative modes of expressing Indigenous identity following the crises of colonialism, war, and geopolitical division, Whanki’s lyrical approach to abstraction and fondness for nature blazed a new path for modern Korean art.