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REHEARSALS FROM THE KOREAN AVANT-GARDE PERFORMANCE ARCHIVE

EXPLORING KOREA’S PERFORMANCE ART SCENE FROM THE 60s AND 70s AT THE KOREAN CULTURAL CENTRE, LONDON: The 2017-2018 Korea/UK season at the Korean Cultural Centre in London continues with an unprecedented exhibition, running from 27th June until 29th July. “Rehearsals from the Korean Avant-Garde Performance Archive” explores the development of South Korea’s performance art scene during the late 1960s and 1970s. Raised in an atmosphere of rebellion against a strict political regime and a social order that sought to restrict the very body and conscience of its people, South Korean artists turned to performance as a medium for creative expression. This exhibition focuses on how to engage with a non-Western history of performance art through a series of live events, arresting archival...

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Gregg Baker at Asian Art in London

INFINITE SPACE: THE NEW JAPAN PAYS TRIBUTE TO POST-WAR AVANT-GARDE JAPANESE ART: Purveyor of the largest collection of Japanese screens in the world, Gregg Baker Asian Art gallery will participate in the Asian Art in London event this year, with its inaugural exhibition of post-war Avant-garde art from Japan. The show is devoted to seven prominent Japanese artists of that era and the work they created in the post-World War II art scene. After the hostilities ended, the country found itself under pressure to modernize. Its artists sought to reinvent themselves and their art by exploring new visual forms without overlooking the preservation of their ancestral cultural heritage. [caption id="attachment_3287" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Morita Shiryu, “En”, 75.5 x 104cm, wood and paper panel...

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