History Has Failed Us, but No Matter
Who canonized the formation of history and whose bodies are yet to be written about as part of that history? The exhibition continue to explore the history of modernization in East Asia through the lens of gender and the agency of tradition at Arko Art Center, coming from Korean Pavilion at Venice Biennale 2019. Questioning the canon of the heterosexual male as much as it questions the West, this is also an argument over the many boundaries and borders of modernity that are carved into today’s aporia. In particular, in its critical understanding of the problems of the modernization process in Asia, this exhibition investigates how tradition is invented and generated, and seeks the emancipatory potential of tradition in Asia through a perception of gender complexity that goes beyond the canon of modernity.
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