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Haus der Kulturen der Welt

2 or 3 Tigers

JAMES T. HONG, A Chinaman’s Chance (Dokdo and Senkaku), 2014, film still of video: 12 min 50 sec.

Courtesy the artist and Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin. 

Predator, conqueror, god—many qualities come to mind when considering one of nature’s most majestic creatures. Because of those traits, the tiger has, metaphorically, become an emblem of strength and economic dominance on the Asian continent. Tapping into the idea that the striped cat holds formidable power, curators Anselm Franke and Hyunjin Kim…

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