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The Swallowed Moon


Felicity Fenner

AHN PIL-YUN, The Swallowed Moon, 1996, mixed media installation, Sherman Galleries Hargrave, Sydney.

Ahn Pil-yun is one of a new breed of young Korean women artists whose work blends feminist politics with the personal experience of belonging to an inherently patriarchal social culture. Her installation at Sherman Galleries Hargrave provided for Sydney audiences a taste of Korean feminism, though the artist herself tentatively refutes an overtly political reading of her work. Transforming the gallery into a decorative stage for symbolic stories of repression and revengeā€¦

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