Sunday, September 30, 2012

My artwork is mentioned in the Guardian's review of the Gwangju Biennale...

A grand canvas for Gwangju's role in dawn of South Korean ...

www.guardian.co.uk
Gwangju Biennale artworks deal with popular resistance from Asia to the Arab spring and the Occupy movement ...The market workers themselves, snoozing in the sun after the morning rush, are represented in murals and the cobalt-hued portraits, adorned with Hangul script, of William Andersen.

Portraits of local artists and traditional market workers in the Daein Market that reflect on the consolidation of multinational corporations’ hegemony over the shaping of peoples’ tastes and sense of identity around the globe, a topic especially pertinent now in South Korea where the highly divisive Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the United States just went into effect March 15, 2012. The portraits combine photography with Korean calligraphy and are mounted as traditional scrolls. My solo exhibition, entitled '…occurrences in dislocation' will be at Han Pyeong Gallery and the Mite-Ugro Archive in the Daein Market, Gwangju, South Korea from September 5 to October 4, 2012.

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