By Theresa Hak Kyung Cha
Dictee is the best-known paintings of the flexible and critical artist Theresa Hak Kyung Cha (1951-1982). A vintage paintings of autobiography that transcends the self, Dictee is the tale of numerous girls: the Korean progressive Yu Guan quickly, Joan of Arc, Demeter and Persephone, Cha's mom Hyung quickly Huo (a Korean born in Manchuria to first-generation Korean exiles), and Cha herself. The point that unites those ladies is soreness and the transcendence of agony. The e-book is split into 9 components established round the Greek Muses. Cha deploys quite a few texts, files, photos, and different types of handle and inquiry to discover problems with dislocation and the fragmentation of reminiscence. the result's a piece of energy, complexity, and enduring good looks.
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Dictee by Theresa Hak Kyung Cha