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The Book of Greetings

Sasa [44] and Sulki & Min

The Book of Greetings

The text consists of greeting messages collected from the catalogues published for the exhibitions at the Arko Art Center, Arts Council Korea, from 1979 until 2009. Usually written by ministers, directors or other high-ranking officials, the greeting messages are known to conform mere formalism rather than imparting any substantial meaning. But the texts collected in this volume show visible changes of the highly conventionalized form during the three decades, and occasional deviations from the norms that read sometimes idiosyncratic, absurd or touching.

Published in conjunction with the exhibition 100 Daehangro at the Arko Art Center, 2009.

  • Text in Korean; introduction in Korean and English
  • Hardcover
  • 120 x 180 mm, 216 pp
  • Edition of 300
  • 2009
  • ISBN 978-89-93061-15-4
  • 30,000 KRW [out of print]

The Book of Greetings

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The Book of Greetings