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Through the Looking Glass

23 Nov 2006 – 3 Mar 2007
Asian House
London


“Through the Looking Glass” derives its title from the second adventure of Lewis Carroll’s ‘Alice in Wonderland’. As looking at one’s reflection in a mirror can be exhilarating and sometimes enlightening, “Through the Looking Glass” challenges our preconceived image of Korea through an eclectic mix of ten internationally claimed Korean artists.

Ten Korean contemporary artists participate in the exhibition and their works challenge the traditional Western value implicit within the interior space of venue and transform it with their fresh view points. Some of the works are weaved through the Asia House building which is a traditional Georgian building. As if Alice enters a new world via the looking glass in Lewis Carroll’s novel, the exhibited works placed at Asia House invite an audience to enter the pre-existing place in different meaning and contexts.