Graduate student activities: Yuri Chang at Berkeley

Nam June Paik, The More the Better, 1988.

Last week, doctoral student Yuri Chang presented a paper at the Institute of East Asian Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. Part of a panel on 1970s South Korean literature, film, and state-sponsored visual art, her presentation explored the politics of representation of power and memory in public space by examining cultural exhibitions – in particular the monumental art projects sponsored by the South Korean government for the 1988 Seoul Olympics and the 1995 Gwangju Biennale – as attempts to manipulate traumatic historical memory with a spectacle of capitalist success. For more information, follow the link.

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