[Vol. 22 No. 1] POST-PASTORAL PERSPECTIVES OF KOREAN ENVIRONMENT IN CONTEMPORARY ART AND LITERATURE

Title
Title

Post-pastoral Perspectives of Korean Environment in Contemporary Art and Literature

Author
Author

Kimberly Chung

Volume

Vol. 22 No. 1

Pages

pp. 17~33 (all 18 pages) 

Publication Date

2019.06.15

Keyword

post-pastoral, Korean art, Korean literature, ecocriticism, South Korean development, Korean environment

Abstract

Mixrice, an art collective of artists Yang Ch’ŏlmo [Yang Chul Mo] and Cho Chiŭn [Cho Ji Eun] won the 2016 Korea Artist Prize for their provocative multimedia project that featured a two-channel video installation, titled “The Vine Chronicle.” Centrally documenting the various lives of trees, like a 450-year old Zelkova tree from the village of Kangdong-ri, the video portrays their itinerant lives as they are moved to various sites to fuel capitalist development schemes: camping resorts, apartment complexes and redevelopment sites. Using this exhibit and its unique post-pastoral perspective as a frame, this article explores contemporary perceptions of Korean environment in art and literature. In this study, I am interested in drawing connections among ecocritical artworks and literary works that highlight the dispossession of human and non-human life and the history of rapid South Korean development. These works seek to complicate notions of South Korean development, environmental degradation and migration through a post-pastoral frame.

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475 [Vol. 22 No. 1] EDITOR'S NOTE ACTA KOREANA 2019.06.15 331
474 [Vol. 22 No. 1] THE RETURN OF THE REAL IN SOUTH KOREAN FICTION CHRISTOPHER P. HANSCOM 2019.06.15 372
473 [Vol. 22 No. 1] POST-PASTORAL PERSPECTIVES OF KOREAN ENVIRONMENT IN CONTEMPORARY ART AND LITERATURE KIMBERLY CHUNG 2019.06.15 301
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471 [Vol. 22 No. 1] A NEW WAY OF SEEING: COMMERCIAL PAINTINGS AND PRINTS FROM CHINA AND EUROPEAN PAINTING TECHNIQUES IN LATE CHOSŎN COURT PAINTING SEO YOONJUNG 2019.06.15 326
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