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SEOUL

Sungkok Art Museum

Orlan

Technobody Retrospective

ORLAN“Successful Operation,” 4th Surgery-Performance1991, 

C-print, 110 x 165 cm. Courtesy the artist.  

French artist Orlan has dedicated 51 years to self-reinvention, oftentimes using her own body as a medium to attack the myths of femininity and prescribed beauty. It was particularly extraordinary that the first artist to employ plastic surgery in her practice landed in Seoul for a retrospective exhibition. After all, the Korean nation has normalized the cosmetic procedure, sculpting a singular vision of beauty that ensnares women in…

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