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Some Reflections on the Progress of 20 Years of the Korean Society of Aesthetics and Science of Art

  • The Journal of Aesthetics and Science of Art
  • Abbr : JASA
  • 2009, 30(), pp.35-62
  • Publisher : 한국미학예술학회
  • Research Area : Arts and Kinesiology > Other Arts and Kinesiology
  • Published : December 30, 2009

Joosik Min 1

1영남대학교

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ABSTRACT

It has been passed 20 years since the establishment of the Korean Society of Aesthetics and Science of Art. This paper aims to reflect on the passage and outcome of the society in terms of the Journal of Aesthetics and Science of Art. There are three major contribution of this journal to Korean academic circle. Firstly, it has been putting forth its strength on the study of Western classical writings on aesthetics. From the beginning it exerts itself for the provision of basis for aesthetics research. Secondly, it has endeavored continuously to establish Korean traditional aesthetics. Especially, the society has held several special symposium in order to illuminate the characteristics of the Korean beauty and aesthetics. Thirdly, it extended the realm and scope of aesthetics research through accommodating the various artistic issues with the collaboration of neighboring academic field. However, it could not neglect the tasks for the future development. I would like to indicate a few of limitations of the society in the present circumstances. Firstly, the rigid and closing management of the organization. Though the society has been organized by the limited members of alumni of the single university, its closed character has not been changed nearly. It is needed to open and to draw a lot of members from various route. In addition it should effort to exchange with the academic circles of foreign countries considering the present global social system. Secondly, it should to deepen the study of specific problems in detail. Although each researcher has progressed during last 20 years, succeeding researchers should develop the same subject profoundly from the new methods. The outcome of the study on Korean aesthetics could be appreciated, but there were deficiencies on the systematic and integrating viewpoint. It need to allot some pages for the reviews on articles and books, the introduction of present trend of academic activities abroad, and the reports on group studies and international symposium. Thirdly, it is needed to establish the prospect for the future development of the society actively. Each members of the society should try to grope for creative research. It is helpful to cooperate with creative artists and art critics. The enlargement and the transformation of aesthetics could be alloted. It is welcomed to fulfill the interdisciplinary studies on artistic phenomenon and aesthetic culture.

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