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Mori Art Museum

Great Crescent, Art and 

Agitation in the 1960x - Japan,

South Korea, Taiwan

CHOI BOONG-HYUN, Happening with a Plastic Umbrella and Candles, 1967, Documentary photograph of performance. 

Courtesy Korea Art Research Institute, Seongnam.

With the conclusion of World War II, the so-called Great Crescent of East Asia—referring to the region spanning the neighboring countries of Japan, South Korea and Taiwan—entered a period of rapid localized growth. The output of avant-garde art movements that subsequently emerged in each country was the subject explored in "Great Crescent, Art and Agitation in the 1960s -

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