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Embroideries by Kyungah Ham : general view

This is a photograph of a room with various embroideries hanging on the walls. These embroideries are designed by Kyungah Ham and "commissioned from North Korean factories through various intermediaries. The commissioned images usually contain knowledge that is subject to censorship in North Korea and is an attempt to communicate across a closed border. The process can be arduous and complicated and in some cases, designs are cut up and distributed behind the scenes to different workers and later reassembled." This art installation was featured at the Singapore Biennale 2011 (Old Kallang Airport). Title devised by Library staff.

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From the Little Red Dot Collection. All rights reserved. National Library Board, 2011


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