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How to Read the Post Socialist China - The Deconstruction of the Production Subject & Art

  • The Journal of Chinese Cultural Studies
  • 2015, (28), pp.151-176
  • DOI : 10.18212/cccs.2015..28.007
  • Publisher : The Society For Chinese Cultural Studies
  • Research Area : Humanities > Chinese Language and Literature > Chinese Literature > Chinese Culture
  • Published : May 30, 2015

kim Young Mi 1

1한국외국어대학교

Accredited

ABSTRACT

This article notifies the change in life status of the people that were workers in which, the main productions of the socialism in the past, and learning the arts that were related to this theme. There are two types of art that are studied. One is the Fluxus art. Unlike other types of performance arts, Fluxus art sends out its messages actively by communicating with the audience. They transform things that we directly experience every day, like death, hygiene, pollution, and services into art. The audience is pleased and experiences the problems of life which, can not be felt by news or other media, by being a part of this art. The other is the Photograph art. In this particular art, the picture observes people’s lives. They are exposed to consumption, and their position that are now away from the labor site are brought out without any censorship. By revealing especially the rural exodus worke, vagrants in streets, or children who were abandoned by their parents, one can observe various spectrums of people during the post-socialist period. The two arts recognize the following. People’s lives from the socialist period are already moving towards consumption from production. However, there are people who remain in the past socialist period because they couldn’t get used to the new consumerism culture. As a member of society, people now have various positions from their own direction. These two arts are becoming new ways of offering them into aesthetic politics.

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This paper was written with support from the National Research Foundation of Korea.