In the 1960s, a group of Korean artists began to push paint, soak canvas, rip paper, and otherwise manipulate materials in what would be known as Tansaekhwa‬, the most controversial and influential movement in contemporary Korean art. Learn more when Joan Kee, curator of Blum & Poe’s landmark Tansaekhwa exhibition, speaks at F|S this Saturday.

Tansaekhwa means “monochrome painting,” but its works are layered with meaning. Joan Kee, curator of the landmark exhibition From All Sides: Tansaekhwa on Abstraction, speaks about this this powerful Korean art movement on Saturday at the Freer.