Ghosts, Spies, and Grandmothers: Modernities against Modernity

PARK Chan-kyong (Ed.) December 14, 2014 Seoul Museum of Art & Hyunsil Books Publishing, 208p.


■PARK Chan-kyong (Ed.) December 14, 2014 Ghosts, Spies, and Grandmothers: Modernities against Modernity,Seoul Museum of Art & Hyunsil Books Publishing, 208p. ISBN-978-89-6564-108-7(03900)


SeMA Biennale Mediacity Seoul 2014 (organized by the Seoul Museum of Art, Sep.2-Nov.23,2014) has published two catalogues. Book 1 contains basic information on the exhibition and focuses on participating artists and their works. Book 1 can be purchased at the Seoul Museum of Art. It can also be downloaded in electronic format at www.mediacityseouk.kr. This is the second book published by SeMA Biennale Mediacity Seoul 2014. Although Book 2 is related to Book 1, the second book is an independent publication consisting of articles, essays, and poems that greatly expand the theme of the biennale. Photographs of the exhibition are also printed so that the two books are complementary to the exhibition.

You can download this electronic format at http://mediacityseoul.kr/2014/kr/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/BOOK2-E-V6%EC%98%81%EB%AC%B8%EC%B5%9C%EC%A2%85.pdf

■Table of Contents

Mediacity Seoul 2014: The Collaboration among Ghosts, Spies, Grandmothers, and Artists - PARK Chankyong

How to Interpret China and Its Modernity: Rethinking The Rise of Modern Chinese Thought - WANG Hui

Ghosts, Female Ghosts, and Being Possessed - Ang LI

The Intimate Strangers - Heonik KWON

The Memory of Nabua: A Note on the Primitive Project - Apichatpong WEERASETHAKUL

In Praise of Doubt - Bertolt BRECHT

Spy: Yet Another 'Gray Zone Personality' - Vladimir TIKHONOV

Disobedience in Byelorussia: Self-Interrogation on 'Research-Based Art' - Sean SNYDER

A Grandmother Hiding like a Spy and Praying like a Ghost - Sun Ok GONG

Darkness before the Dawn: Modern-day Antigones Who Do Not Stand Alone - CHO-HAN Hae-joang

No Beginning, No End - Masaki TAJIMA

In Eventful Times: Concerning Capitalism, Electric Power and Well-intentioned Nationalism - Yoshiyuki KOIZUMI

Pagyeong [End of Sutra Recitation] - Keumhwa KIM

A Commentary on Pagyeong - Sunhee HAN

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