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Videomatic

The momentum of contemporary Korean art

Kim Hyun-do


CHOI JEONG-HWA, The Death of the Robot- About Being Irritated, 1995, fabric, air compressor, oil pressure equipment, movement timer, 

CD player and speakers, 500 x 700 x 200 cm. Photograph Kim Woo-il.

Since the era of modernisation, the resistance against—and the antipathy toward—a succession of morally illegitimate governments has loomed as the backdrop to the Korean cultural condition. These factors had such a pervasive effect for most of the years, beginning with the collapse of the Chosun Dynasty and leading up to the Sixth…

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