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This bilingual edition on Korean art surveys the response of artists to ultra-rapid modernisation, the north–south division, dissent, gender, performance and the legacies of occupation layered upon timeless cultural traditions. Conceived as an introduction to contemporary Korean art, this edition supports Australia's cultural relationship with Korea, nurtured through residencies and reciprocal exhibitions.

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Eve Sullivan 

The term “performative” has crept into the vocabulary of the visual arts from its origins in the philosophy of language as speech acts. Calling objects or situations into being as a performative, enabling gesture has become a regular strategy for makers and doers of art.

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Issue 35:4 | December 2015  KOREA: CONTEMPORARY ART NOW

This special edition on Korea surveys the response of artists to ultra-rapid modernisation, the military situation, dissent, gender, emerging multiculturalism, propaganda, the legacies of occupation layered upon their timeless cultural traditions including an enduring element of performance and poetry. 

Australia’s cultural relationship with Korea has been nurtured through residencies and reciprocal exhibitions, most crucially Asia Pacific Triennial from 1993.