Border Crossings: North and South Korean Art from the Sigg Collection

30.04.2021 - 05.09.2021

Selected works from the Sigg Collection set visitors on a journey through North and South Korean art from the 1970s until today.

Since 1953, a 250-kilometre border of barbed-wire fences and anti-tank barriers divides Korea into two states which could not be more different from one another. Equally divergent is the art produced simultaneously in the two countries. The North fosters a socialist-realist tradition of painting, while in the South a vital contemporary art scene reflects the diverse lived realities of the population. In the exhibition, the contrasting world-views engage in a dialogue with one another and invite the public to approach Korea’s history as well as its present.

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