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REVIEWS

GWANGJU

Various locations

Gwangju Biennale 2018

Imagined Borders

TOM NICHOLSONI Was Born in Indonesia2017, 110 resin-cast diorama figurines on trestle, table with vinyl text and

ten unsynchronized HD videos, dimensions variable. Installation view at Gwangju Biennale, 2018. Photo by HG Masters for ArtAsiaPacific.

Political scientist Benedict Anderson proposed in his 1983 book Imagined Communities that nationalism was a modern, global phenomenon created by standardization of printed information systems and liberal market economies (what he termed “print capitalism”). What then is driving the resurgence of nationalism in…

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