Fabian Schöneich (Ed.)
South Korean artist Minouk Lim explores Korea’s traumatic political history through media representation, collective memory and rituals in United Paradox. The petite artist’s catalog from her solo exhibition at Portikus, Frankfurt (2015) and Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, includes color illustrations of the installations, performances, videos and sculptures along with interview with Lim by artist and theoretician Hyunsuk Seo and a script by Seoul’s Yonsei University History and Space Studies Professor Sunghoon Han. Also inculded is a selection of Lim’s personal writings on the relationship among historiography, historical events and contemporary experience. The South Korea in Lim’s project is a nation with a hole in its chest—a nation of families divided by territorial disputes and traumatized by civilian massacres, victims of an authoritarian power in service of ideological control and economic growth. Reflecting on the representation and reappropriation of historical events in South Korea, Lim explores the past in a present that prefers to forget. A sadly relevant subject for our times.
Softcover / 5 x 7 ½ in. / 132 pp / 8 b&w and 21 color
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