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Essays

Korean Art at Home and Abroad

Staging a Culture

Jae-ryung Roe

YUN SUK NAM, Genealogy, 1993, acrylic on wood and paper, 320 x 280 cm.

The art museum is generally thought of as the site for the purely aesthetic and private experiences of the individual, and yet museums are social institutions that produce and reproduce knowledge, tastes and values. As such, exhibitions have been one of the primary means of representing the nation - of staging a culture - in the international art scene. Within the not-so-long history of exhibiting theā€¦

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