Alternative Languages: Asger Jorn, The Artist as a Social Activist

Joowon Park

Mmca, 2019


Appearing in conjunction with the first solo exhibition of Asger Jorn in Asia, which took place at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Seoul, this catalogue offers insight into the roughly 90 works featured in the show. Comprising paintings, drawings, photographs, ceramics, textiles, and archive materials, it offers an in-depth look at the socially engaged practice of one of Denmark’s most representative artists. The exhibition’s title implies a new art historical narrative, an alternative to the Western European-centric model, and refers to Jorn’s lifelong pursuit of artistic experimentation and political and social activism as a way to construct an “alternative language”.


ISBN: 9788963032092

216 pagina's, geïllustreerd, 26 x 21 cm, paperback, Koreaans/Engels