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North Sydney Boys High School
1989 construction site
HSC year: 2011, ARTEXPRESS year: 2012
Expressive form: Printmaking
This is a recontextualisation of Choe Yong Sun’s artwork The construction site 2005 exhibited in Brisbane at the 6th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art. It deals with issues of government and media censorship in the Eastern and Western spheres of influence. In the original work the walls of the building were being repainted, but in appropriating this work I have changed the conceptual significance of that symbolism by layering the walls with collaged texts from world revolutions, specifically the Tiananmen Square Massacre of 1989. It is important to consider the suppression of free speech and the power of government censorship in differentiating between what is real and what is fake.
Influencing artist: Choe Yong Sun
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