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Three Dialectics - History of Korean Abstract Art and Historicism: Focusing on the abstract art discourse from 1960’s to 1980’s

  • Journal of History of Modern Art
  • 2022, (52), pp.91-107
  • Publisher : 현대미술사학회
  • Research Area : Arts and Kinesiology > Art > Arts in general > Art History
  • Received : November 7, 2022
  • Accepted : December 5, 2022
  • Published : December 31, 2022

Hong Ji Suk 1

1단국대학교

Accredited

ABSTRACT

After the Korean War, many Korean art critics observed the history of Korean abstract art in the framework of historicism and devoted themselves to returning all unfamiliar things to what they already knew. This approach reflects the desire of critics to find the “law of art history.” They set up oppositional pairs to describe the history of Korean abstract art according to dialectical logic. They tried to make the history of Korean abstract art a smooth continuum with the so-called negative/positive, hot abstract/cold abstract, and figurative/abstract dialectics. However, the gap or disconnection of various dialectics presented by critics to observe the evolution and development of Korean abstract art suggests that it was actually impossible to describe as a smooth continuum.

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