Exhibiting Korea / Teaser
The exhibition concept for the Humboldt-Forum follows a geographic structure. For the presentation of Korean culture the challenge is the fact that the Museum für Asiatische Kunst has a relatively small number of Korean artifacts at its disposal. The project “Exhibiting Korea” grasped this as an opportunity to take a different path: international artists with a Korean background were invited to enter a dialog with the objects present and to explore ways in which Korea can be exhibited at the same time as being highlighted within the new museum layout. The resulting works opened new perspectives on the collection and the museum and inspired fundamental reflections: on the objects themselves and their status as artworks, about the concept of cultural representation, as well as on the options of innovative working methodology in the museum.