Beyond Line: The Art of Korean Writing

(Los Angeles—May 14, 2019) The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) presents Beyond Line: The Art of Korean Writing, the first major U.S. survey to examine the history of Korean calligraphy. Beyond Line explores the role of calligraphy in Korean society by looking at the lives and legacies of writers from prehistory until the present day, a narrative spanning nearly 2,000 years. Featuring nearly 90 works, the exhibition focuses on the people—royalty, scholars, diplomats, monks, and artists—who produced calligraphic works in a variety of mediums including paper, stone, ceramic, wood, metal, lacquer, and textile. The exhibition demonstrates the important historic and social role of writing and calligraphy in Korean society and how calligraphy has developed as an art form throughout Korean history.