“The curator, Wonil Rhee, head of the Media City Seoul and co-curator of the 6th Shanghai Biennale, is a recognized expert on Asian art. He will present not only internationally renowned artists who have immigrated to the West, but primarily up-and-coming artists who still live in their home countries, from von Kazakhstan to Korea, from Malaysia to Indonesia. This art reveals different values and criteria than Western art or the art that is produced in the West and for a Western art market. It is a contemporary and global, but also postmodern and post-ethnic art, including paintings, installations, films, videos, photographs, sculptures, and objects, that unveils the potential conflicts of globalization and its effects on the Asian realm. It opens a panorama of art that expands the boundaries of a Western concept of art.” (PR ZKM). Thermocline of Art. New Asian Waves (June 15 – October 21, 2007), ZKM, Museum of Contemporary Art, Karlsruhe / Germany. Part 3/3.
PS: There’s a catalogue available: Thermocline of Art. New Asian Waves. Wonil Rhee, Peter Weiebl and Gregor Jansen (Ed.), exhibition catalogue, ZKM | Center for Art and Media, Hatje Cantz, Ostfildern, 2007.
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