Activating Korea: Tides of Collective Action

by Helen Telford (Editor)

Paperback, 2007



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Govett-Brewster Art Gallery (New Plymouth, New Zealand), Insa Art Space (Seoul, South Korea)


Activating Korea: Tides of Collective Action was co-curated by the Govett-Brewster's Mercedes Vicente and ARKO Art Center director Beck Jee-sook, in conjunction with Insa Art Space of the Arts Council Korea. Featuring a range of media from photography and video to installations, banners, posters and design, the Seoul-based artists and collectives challenged the fast-paced cultural, economic and political changes taking place in contemporary Korean society. The artists included Bae Young Whan, flyingCity, JNP Production, Kim Gisoo, Sangdon Kim, Ko Hyun Joo, Minouk Lim, mixrice, Hein-kuhn Oh and Park Chan-kyong with exhibition design by Choi Jeong-hwa. In Korean and English, the Activating Korea publication features writing from Mercedes Vicente, Beck Jee-sook, and Young Min Moon. It offers audiences invaluable insights to contemporary Korean art and culture.… (more)



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