Great Crescent: Art and Agitation in the 1960s—Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan

Author: Leung Chiwo Warren(梁志和), Doryun Chong, Cosmin Costinas, Lesley Ma (馬唯中), Ethan Cheng (鄭懿行)

A small essay of comparative art history, this exhibition highlights “anti-art” performative tendencies in Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan in the 1960s—a decade of turbulence and transformation worldwide, which was also a critical period in the social and political, as well as cultural and artistic histories of the three neighboring countries. Against the mainstream dominated by modernist abstraction in each country, orientations toward the use of the artist’s body and ephemeral action emerged not only as local manifestations of a broader movement in international postwar art but also as indigenous responses to their respective national contexts. “Great Crescent” includes many reproductions of documentary images of immaterial, if critical, performances and events, accompanied by textual narratives and printed matters.’ – from gallery’s website.

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Organizer: Para Site (Hong Kong S.A.R.), A Future Museum for China
Location Code: EX.HGK.GCA
Language: Chinese - Traditional, English
Published by: Para Site (Hong Kong S.A.R.)
Year of Publication: 2013