Dienstag, 12. Januar 2016, 16:00, HS A
Kunsthistorisches Institut, Koserstr. 20, 14195 Berlin
News vom 05.01.2016
Gardens associated with detached houses here refer to secondary residences, designed to offer a reclusive refuge for individuals away from their urban dwellings. These are detached structures that are humble in form, consisting of one room for accommodation and a small kitchen. The house is close to the owner’s primary residence in town, generally within walking distance, yet secluded from the city by plants and fencing that function in tandem to shield the yard from view. The literati gardens of detached houses located in the Honam area, in the southwestern region of Korea, present distinctive features in terms of location, spatial composition, and landscape design techniques. In particular the two ponds connected to each othersymbolize the discursive method developed by scholars associated with the Southerners Faction, concretely illustrating the space of metaphysical, conceptual thoughts. The ponds are stoked with lotus flowers, a symbol of the gentleman, and schools of fish full of vitality. These help to cultivate the mind and delight the eyes.
Prof. Dr. JUNG Min is Professor at the Department of Korean Language and Literature, Hanyang University, South Korea.
(Vortrag in koreanischer Sprache mit konsekutiver Übersetzung ins Deutsche)
Im Anschluss hält Prof. Jung um 18:00 Uhr einen Vortrag zu: "Urban Culture in 18th Century Korea and the Boom in Gardening"