“GREAT CRESCENT: ART AND AGITATION IN THE 196 0s?JAPAN, SOUTH KOREA, AND TAIWAN”

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“GREAT CRESCENT: ART AND AGITATION IN THE 1960sJAPAN, SOUTH KOREA, AND TAIWAN”
22 November 2013 9 February 2014
Opening: 21 November, 1921h

http://www.para-site.org.hk/en/exhibitions/2013/great-crescent-art-and-agitation-in-1960s-japan-south-korea-and-taiwan

GREAT CRESCENT: ART AND AGITATION IN THE 1960sJAPAN, SOUTH KOREA, AND TAIWAN

22 November 2013 9 February 2014
Opening: 21 November, 1921h

Para Site is delighted to present Great Crescent: Art and Agitation in the 1960sJapan, South Korea, and Taiwan. A small essay of comparative art history, this exhibition highlights anti-art performative tendencies in Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan in the 1960sa decade of turbulence and transformation worldwide, which was also a critical period in the social and political, as well as cultural and artistic histories of the three neighboring countries.

Against the mainstream dominated by modernist abstraction in each country, orientations toward the use of the artists body and ephemeral action emerged not only as local manifestations of a broader movement in international postwar art but also as indigenous responses to their respective national contexts. Great Crescent includes many reproductions of documentary images of immaterial, if critical, performances and events, accompanied by textual narratives and printed matters.

Artists include: Chang Chao-Tang, Choi Boong-hyun, Chuang Ling, Hi Red Center, Huang Huacheng, Jeong Gang-ja, Kang Guk-jin, Yoko Ono, and Zero Dimension. The exhibitions staging is developed together with Hong Kong-based artist Leung Chi Wo.


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