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Meet Social Artists, Kathe Kollwitz and Lu Xun in Gwangju

저항작가 케테 콜비츠, 중국 루쉰 광주에서 전시

Meet Social Artists, Kathe Kollwitz and Lu Xun in Gwangju

 

Representative social artists who led resistance art movements in the 20th century, German artist Kathe Kollwitz and China-based artist, Lu Xun and their works will be on exhibition in Gwangju as part of a special project for the Gwangju Biennale.

Set to take place from August 8th to November 9th, the Gwangju Biennale Foundation-hosted special project that commemorates the 20th anniversary of the Gwangju Biennale will showcase the two legendary social artists’ masterpieces in the Gwangju Museum of Art.

Kathe Kollitz, a German painter, printmaker and sculptor who depicted the tragedy of war and victims of poverty and hunger under the Nazi regime in the first half of the 20th century in her work will display some 49 graphic drawings and woodcuts in the upcoming exhibition.

In addition, some 58 works produced by China’s legendary novelist, poet and woodcut artist, Lu Xun that are themed after social and labor movements will be exhibited in the Gwangju Museum of Art for the first time.

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