Nguyen Nhu Huy and I are currently exhibiting work in the 2006 Asia Art Now: Globalization and Locality exhibition in Korea. A description of S*H*A*M can be found in the earlier entry about the exhibition, Xin Chao, My Darling!. The exhibition features the work from young Asian artists from Korea, Taiwan, Turkey, China, Japan, Bangladesh, Singapore, Iran, and Vietnam. In 2007 Asia Art Now will travel to Beijing.
Exhibition Period in Korea : December 2- 17, 2006
Exhibition Venue : Alternative Space Loop, Ssamzie Space, Gallery Sup
Exhibition Period in China : January 20- March 11, 2007
Exhibition Venue : Arario Beijing
Opening Reception : Saturday, January 20, 2007. 1:00 pm
The Korea Times writes:
Politics seems to weigh heavily on the minds of some of the participating artists, as they tackle today’s most pressing issues through paintings, photographs, videos and sculptures.Some artists use their works to offer scathing criticism on current political figures. Lee Myoung-bok’s "Wanted’" is an Old West-style poster with the face of President George W. Bush. The poster proclaims that Bush is wanted "for crimes against the planet."
The title of Japanese artist Satoh Toshio’s work says it all: "Koizumi Junichiro is Nippon state governor in U.S.A." His work is a critique on the close ties between the U.S. and Japan, using the images of Bush and Koizumi, the former Japanese prime minister.
War and violence is another recurring theme, as seen in Lee Si-woo’s "The mine feeds on the line division, On the war that does not end," Lee Sang-ho’s "Against patriot missile disposition"and Vietnam’s Rich Streitmatter Tran’s video "S*H*A*M project."
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