Museum as Hub: Theodore Hughes, “Everyday Life, Violence, and the State of Exception”
May 10 2008
As a “camptown” (kijich’on), Dongducheon enters a constellation of narratives figuring South Korea-US relations as marked by neocolonialism, militarism, Cold War developmentalism, sex work, and commodity fetishism. Paying attention to the ways in which the Museum as Hub exhibition “Dongducheon: A Walk to Remember, A Walk to Envision” works to unpack the allegorical gesture that has informed this constellation for much of South Korean history, Theodore Hughes examines the relationship between violence and the everyday in Dongducheon.
Courtesy the New Museum Archive