Korea: City Imprints

Tentative Dates: May 18 - June 1, 2019
United States

Korea City Imprints

This two-week intensive summer trip to Korea includes visits to art production, exhibition, time-based performances throughout the city of Seoul, training in traditional Hanji papermaking techniques in Dai Sung village, and an exhibition of student works at Seoul National University or other Seoul institution. An opportunity for students curious about Korean culture, or for students for whom Korea is home, City Imprints will offer studio visits and networking opportunities in one of Asia's most dynamic cities.

The Schedule includes four days of studio visits with artists, curators, and galleries in Seoul, where students will visit the city's top cultural institutions. From Seoul, students will spend three days in the village of Dae Sung, and the students will study traditional Hanji papermaking techniques using mulberry. For the remainder of the trip, students will work from a studio space at Seoul National University or other Seoul institution where they will use Hanji techniques in the material and spatial palette of contemporary Seoul. The trip will conclude with a critique and exhibition of Hanji works at SNU attended by the local artist community.

Credits: 3 or 6 credits STUDIO (3000-level)

Alan Labb, Photography
Myungah Hyon, Printmedia

Program fee: Approx. $2,050 (including transport during the program, accommodation and some meals; not including airfare).

PLUS Tuition cost per credit:
Undergraduate—$1,613 per credit hour;
Graduate—$1,665 per credit hour.

Airfare: Budget at least $1,400 for airfare if flying from Chicago. (Note this is only an estimated figure. The actual fare will depend on many variables including airline, number of stopovers, exchange rate fluctuations, ports of departure and return, and date of ticket purchase).

Online registration begins: March 13, 2019

Deposit due at registration: $525

Information sessions:
Monday, February 11,  4:15-5:15 p.m., MacLean room 707
Thursday, February 28,  12:10-12:50 p.m., MacLean  room 111