Alice in Wonderland is an enchanting mix of weirdness, poetry, and a plucky heroine who holds onto her sense of self even as her body experiences alarming shifts in size and while battling a psychotic queen.
One of the more provocative exhibitions at La Biennale di Venezia 2013 was Who Is Alice? Inspired by Lewis Carroll’s tale, it represents the permanent collection of the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea, and features 30 works by 16 contemporary Korean artists.
One of the iconic images from the exhibition is The Wing by Xooang Choi in which human hands, severed at the wrist, form the feathers of the wing. Beautiful? Creepy? Both? The viewer is left to decide for herself.
For more insights into the imagery of Who Is Alice? – and a look at Bugs Bunny you will never forget – watch Suzy’s interviews with the exhibit’s curator, Chu-young Lee and Hyung-Min Chung, Director of the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Korea.