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Five Views from Korea
2014

Five Views from Korea

Suntag Noh

State of Emergency

Suntag Noh is a photographer who has persistently pursued how Korea’s divided condition functions in the North and South, both in political and social aspects. His interests lie in showing that although the ideologies of the two countries conflict, the way in which each country protects its system is similar. For example, the spectacle of North Korea’s synchronized choreography of the mass games and the worship of extremist Christian groups in the South are similar in their collective fanaticism. Underneath the pretext of unification or peace and security, South Korean society continues to both visibly and invisibly exercise ideological violence, which is easily overlooked for the pure reason that this is a divided country. The State of Emergency is a work that addresses the contradictions of South Korean society within the context of the North. While in the bigger picture, division affects politics and society, it also rules the minutiae of our daily lives. So in the artist’s view, a divided Korean Peninsula is as critical a situation as ever. He determines that it is exactly because this state of emergency has become institutionalized that it is urgent

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