From Vietnam to Berlin: Asia Culture Center | Gwangju, Korea

9 March - 8 July 2018
Overview

Through 170 artworks, this exhibition focuses on a period of political instability dating from the intensification of the US military presence in Vietnam in 1955 until the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989.

 

Organized by the Asia Culture Center in Gwangju, the exhibition From Vietnam to Berlin, presents over 170 paintings, drawings and prints, depicting this politically unstable period from the time of the intensification of the US military presence in Vietnam in 1955 until the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Each work questions issues like war, dictatorship, and independence, as well as human rights and democratization. The exhibition examines how artistic works respond to contemporary social and political issues, how they interact with the public, and how these figurative paintings developed their own distinct style.

 

The artworks come from the collections of several prestigious institutions, such as the Centre Pompidou (France), Centre national des arts plastiques (France), National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo (Japan), the National Gallery of Singapore, the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art (India), the Fondation Gandur pour l'Art (Switzerland) and The Péus Collection, Hamburg (Germany).

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