Noh Suntag – Red House I. North Korea in North Korea, 2005
About Noh Suntag
Noh Suntag has made it his mission to provide the world glimpses of social, historical and political developments of North Korea, which many people do not get to see. Noh produces photographs that record real-life situations that are directly linked to the division of Korea. Some of his works were in particular created to show how deeply the division between the North and South has permeated the daily lives of the Korean citizenry, as well as how the division has distorted the proper functioning of society.
Wang Qingsong’s – Follow Me, 2003, 120x300cm
Wang Qingsong’s work titled Follow Me, is a social critique featuring both Chinese and English slogans and terminology representing the transitions in Chinese culture, society, and history, that have been facilitated by decades’ economic growth. The text used mainly come from textbooks and manuals. In his work, Follow Me, Wang poses by himself at a desk standing before a cluttered blackboard with hundreds of pieces of written information from a number of disciplines in different languages. Wang’s work is in response to socioeconomic changes in China.
Damián Ortega – Cosmic Thing, 2002, Volkswagen Beetle 1983, stainless steel wire, acrylic, Malmö Konsthall
About Damián Ortega
Damián Ortega was born in Mexico City in 1967. He now divides his time between Mexico City and Berlin. He has gained a world-renowned reputation as his works have been exhibited internationally. His career in art began as a political cartoonist, work that has influenced his more recent work, as is evident in the playful energy often found in his works. Ortega is a multitalented artist who is known for his installations, sculptures, videos and performance pieces. He takes inspiration from a variety of seemingly mundane objects and is known for his ability to transform the mundane into something that is anything but. Ortega’s work investigates the ways in which culture affects consumption, focusing on explicit economic, aesthetic and cultural situations.