Mon, 3 Nov, 19.00h – Lecture and discussion with Dr. Liana Kang-Schmitz (Political scientist)
Glaskasten (Conference room)
"Hidden Agenda". In his first solo exhibition the Korean artist Jae-Hyun Yoo is addressing the frozen conflict between the two Koreas. As a result of a proxy war between the superpowers emerging after WW2 the Korean nation is divided into two states, officially at war till today. This frozen state of a former military hot spot had been a living symbol of the Cold War for years and is now a strange vestige of a bygone era. But the conflict is still determining the life of the divided nation, subliminally ongoing and characterizing the public perception in both states. The artist shows in the mirror of public symbols how this situation is inducing every day surveillance, how it is legitimizing control, how it is forcing the individual to take sides and he reveals, how it is engraving in personal fate.