The New Social Environment#671

Blood and Tears: Portrayals of Gwangju’s Democratic Struggle

Featuring Soojung Hyun and Robert C. Morgan


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Curator Soojung Hyun joins Rail contributor Robert C. Morgan for a conversation. We conclude with a poetry reading by Julie Agoos.

In this talk

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Soojung Hyun

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Curator Soojung Hyun received her Ph.D. in Art History from Chosun University in Korea in February 2010. Since then, she expanded her interests to embrace the intersections between Eastern and Western cultures, pursuing a dialogue between contemporary and classical traditions emanating from both cultures. She has taught at Manhattanville College, Parsons, and Montclair State University and has lectured at CUNY Graduate Center. Hyun was selected as a curator for the Gwangju Biennale (2006) and was invited as a juror for the Tehran Contemporary Sculpture Biennale (2007). She has also curated multiple shows in New York.

Robert C. Morgan

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Writer, artist, critic, art historian, curator, and educator Robert C. Morgan PhD is knowledgeable in the history and aesthetics of both Western and Asian art, Morgan has lectured widely, written hundreds of critical essays (translated into twenty languages), published monographs and books, and curated numerous exhibitions. His writing has been published in Art in America, Arts, Art News, Art Press (Paris), Sculpture Magazine, and Hyperallergic. He is Professor Emeritus in Art History at the Rochester Institute of Technology and author of several books, published in the United States and in Europe and Asia. He writes about art for the Brooklyn Rail and is regarded by some as a hard-edge painter.

The Rail has a tradition of ending our conversations with a poetry reading, and we’re fortunate to have Julie Agoos reading.

Julie Agoos

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Julie Agoos is the author of four collections of poetry, including Above the Land, winner of the Yale Series of Younger Poets Award, Property (Copper Canyon/Ausable, 2008), and Echo System (The Sheep Meadow Press, 2015). Her new manuscript, Stateless, is a meditation presented as a series of still lifes and readings in political philosophy. She is a Professor of English and Coordinator of the MFA Program in Poetry at Brooklyn College/CUNY, and lives in Nyack, NY.

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