An article in the JoongAng Daily today does a nice job of outlining the importance of Yi Sang to modern Korean literature and filling in a bit about his life and beliefs.
Some interesting points include that he had no formal training in literature (was in fact an engineer), loved art, and worked irrespective of existing genre boundaries. Also, for all his modernism, he was apparently a quite jealous adjushi. 😉
But even better, the article talks about two exhibitions in Central Seoul:
*The exhibition “Yi’s Emergence” is being held at Arko Art Center in Daehangno, central Seoul, through Oct. 13. It is open Tuesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. To get to the art center, go to Hyehwa Station, line No. 4, exit 2. For more information, go to www.arkoartcenter.or.kr.
The exhibition “2010 Yi Sang’s Room” is being held at Youngin Literary Museum in Pyeongc-hang-dong, central Seoul, through Nov. 6 from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. To get to the art center, go to Gyeongbokgung Station, line No. 3, exit 3, and take either bus 1711 or 1020 to the museum. For more information, go to www.youngin.org, or call (02) 379-3182.
Anyone interested in going with me?