The first in the 2014-2015 series of M+ Matters, “Postwar Abstraction in Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan”, will chart the development of modernist abstraction from an East Asian perspective. The symposium will highlight the various artistic concerns and explorations in the painting medium through abstraction and to consider new strategies of collecting and display using a comparative art history framework. Special attention will be given to the relationship between ink art and abstract painting in the postwar period, to enrich and expand the existing discourse of ink art through a transnational lens.

28 June 2014


agnès b. CINEMA, Hong Kong Arts Centre (2 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong)

English, with Cantonese and Mandarin simultaneous interpretation


  • Yeon Shim Chung, Associate Professor, Department of Art History and Theory, Hongik University, Seoul, South Korea
  • Kenji KajiyaAssociate Professor, Contemporary Art History, Archival Research Center, Kyoto City University of Arts, Japan
  • An-yi PanAssociate Professor, Department of History of Art and Visual Studies, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
  • Katy SiegelProfessor of Art History and Chief Curator, Hunter College, CUNY, New York

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