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SEOUL

Kukje Gallery

Park Chan-kyong

Farewell

PARK CHAN-KYONG Citizen’s Forest (still) 2016 Three-channel video with ambisonic 3D sound: 26 min 6 sec.

Courtesy Art Sonje Center and Kukje Gallery, Seoul.

Park Chan-kyong’s exhibition at Seoul’s Kukje Gallery was titled “Farewell” in English, but its original Korean title—“Annyeong,” which is both greeting and valediction, as well as a query about another party’s wellbeing—tinged the show with other connotations. The artist sought to leave behind traditions, and paid respect to the lives lost on Korea’s road to modernization.

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