By Jesse Cumming
DEC 19-JAN 20 | Film
Has work always embodies a prickly relationship to the state and assumed social conventions. (Its worth noting Has lifelong commitment to such agitation, including his participation in the anti-government protests of the 1960 April Revolution, before his turn to filmmaking.) If the filmmakers oeuvre remains thrilling and unique 40 years later it arguably hinges upon such dissidence, complimented by a style which uses western points of referenceparticularly European arthouse onesin service of a distinctly domestic cinema responding to questions concerning South Korean society, politics, and cultural policy.
By Ekalan Hou
APRIL 2021 | ArtSeen
Working with archives at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History and the National Museum of Anthropology, Syjuco desecrates colonialist photographs that aim, as Hito Steyerl argues, to [measure] the resolution of the world as a picture. She photographs early 20th-century ethnographic images and reproduces them as photogravures crumpled and mounted on cotton rag, pixelated ink jet Headshots, digital collages, and photo composites.