Friday, March 05, 2010

Self-reliance


Heading north tomorrow to see the Asia Pacific Triennial in Brisbane. Particularly looking forward to the Korean work. Interested, curious, inspired about Korea after having read 'Nothing to Envy' about North Korea. It was a truly harrowing tale. I knew nothing about North Korea when I lived in Cheolsan. Nothing. A DMZ trip made no difference. I think Korean of my age do not think about the North as their brother or anything worth considering. Reading through wikipedia and news report, there is little urgency or gravitas about the famine and human rights abuses. It is bemusing. I wonder if some of this arting will be illuminating.

2 comments:

jethan said...

arting.korea. sigh...
the north is definitely a fascinating place for many reasons.i read this book, "pyongyang, a journey in north korea" which was quite fascinating. you should check it out.

here's to finding illuminating art.
enjoy...

Bonnie Conquest said...

Got that book, E, will read it soon. Thanks for the tip.