The Book of Greetings

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Sasa [44] with Sulki and Min, The Book of Greetings (Seoul: Arts Council Korea / Yongin: Specter Press, 2009), commissioned for the exhibition 100 Daehangro (Arko Art Center, Seoul, 2009). Offset printing, sewn and clothed hardback binding, page size 120 x 180 mm, 216 pp.

The text consists of greeting messages collected from the exhibition catalogues published by the Arko Art Center, Arts Council Korea, from 1979 until 2009. Usually signed by directors or other high-ranking officials, the greeting messages mostly conform to formality rather than impart any substantial meaning. But the texts collected in this volume show visible changes in the highly conventionalized form during the three decades, as well as occasional deviations that read as idiosyncratic, absurd, or at times personal.

ISBN 978-89-93061-15-4 93600
Text in Korean; introduction in Korean and English
Edition of 300
30,000 won