Can a show about the real world be too close to the real world?

Read Mara Lind's column, from the November 2013 issue

By Maria Lind

Paul Kajander, What Cannot Be Is What, 2013, documents from a site-specific performance, Cheorwon-Gun, dimensions variable. Courtesy Artsonje Center, Seoul

How good an idea is it to make an exhibition about schools in a school? Or to curate a project about gardens in a garden? Or to organise
 a series of projects about the conditions of a demilitarised zone right next to such a zone? The latter currently exists, on the southern border of the demilitarised zone between North and South Korea. While the Artsonje Center has an exhibition titled The Real DMZ Project 2013: From the North in its premises in Seoul, it…

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