DMZ_2005 is an invitation to international artists to renew a focus on the philosophical, political, social, economical, and cultural ramification of the DMZ (Demilitarized Zone) between North and South Korea. The art works in this exhibition will explore concepts about territory, zoning of memory, division of national identities, the politics of information, control and access to information.
Artists from around the world have been invited to create new public works of art to be considered as interventions in the dynamic context of a specific location.
It is hoped that the conceptual and aesthetic actions and collaborations of these artists can provide alternatives to the problems of cultural and national division that exists worldwide and encourage communication and exchange across these zones of separation thus contributing to a cultural impetus that will bring an end to DMZ's wherever they exist.
Information about the organization conducting the project :
DMZ_KOREA is an non-governmental, not-for-profit organization based in South Korea. The organization exists to establish an exhibition and symposia that includes art and media/information projects that focuses on the social and political dynamics and consequences of borders and divisions in Burma, Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, India, Pakistan and between North and South Korea. The exhibition will be a curated selection of inter-disciplinary site-specific projects by international artists.