Invisible Culture - no. 15: Special Issue 'Spectacle East Asia'
'Spectacle East Asia' is a special issue of the peer-reviewed electronic journal Invisible Culture guest edited by Sohl Lee and Godfre Leung. It features four articles on contemporary East Asian visual culture, including an essay by globally renowned curator Okwui Enwezor, and an afterword by Museum of Modern Art curator Barbara London. The issue also includes seven video artworks by contemporary artists from China, Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan, accompanied by a curatorial statement. The writers explore current issues of aesthetics and politics across a vast array of cultural events and artistic practices: the 2008 Beijing Olympics, 2009 Chinese Internet Maintenance Day, 2008 Candlelight Vigil Protests in Seoul, 2008 Gwangju Biennale, Japanese artist collective Video Earth, graffiti cultures in Beijing and Shanghai, Cai Guoqiang’s exhibition 'Peasant da Vincis' in Shanghai, etc.
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