Negotiating Borders / 경계협상 @ Saw Gallery

Saw Gallery and Korean Cultural Centre held their opening exhibition called Negotiating Borders / 경계협상.
Negotiating Borders / 경계협상 @ Saw Gallery
About the exhibition:
This year marks the 70th anniversary of the creation of the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), a result of the 1953 Armistice Agreement following the Korean War, which began in 1950. During this time, the DMZ, reserved solely for army bases, has ironically become the most militarized of demilitarized zones.
Negotiating Borders / 경계협상 @ Saw Gallery
Due to restrictions on civilian entry, the DMZ is home to only animals and plants, aside from its military presence.
Presented as part of the REAL DMZ PROJECT, an initiative begun in Cheorwon, South Korea, in 2012, Negotiating Borders is an exhibition that contemplates the various phenomena brought about by the division of South Korea and North Korea through the lens of contemporary art.
Negotiating Borders / 경계협상 @ Saw Gallery
In addition to commemorating the DMZ’s sense of place, its history and the meaning of the divided nation, the exhibition also seeks to ponder the future of the DMZ.
The artists participating in this exhibition approach the DMZ from diverse perspectives, ranging from political and historical themes to the lives of residents of the civilian control zones developed around the DMZ over the past 70 years and other phenomena that derive from Korea’s North–South division, and attempt new explorations of the natural environment of the DMZ and its ecology as it has been built up throughout the last 70 years of national division.

Negotiating Borders / 경계협상 @ Saw Gallery
The exhibition runs until January 27, 2024.
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