The exhibition 'Oriental Metaphor' features artists from Korea, China, Japan, and Taiwan whose works are grounded in related yet unique cultural and artistic traditions. Presented by Gallery LOOP, Seoul, from December 2006 to February 2007, it is part of an ongoing project which also includes forums and publications involving art historians and social and philosophical humanists. Gallery LOOP Director Jinsuk Suh states, 'The dismantling and restructuring of Orientalism or the escape from modernization and the complete devotion to Westernization question "tradition" that has been overlooked in history. How to understand tradition is the question that contemporary Asian art need to resolve.' This book combines symposium and lecture proceedings with a catalogue section introducing the artists and their works. Artist biographies are provided.
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