JAMES T. HONGA Chinaman’s Chance (Dokdo and Senkaku), 2014, Film still of video: 12 min 50 sec. Courtesy the artist and Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin. 

2 or 3 Tigers

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Predator, conqueror, god—many qualities come to mind when considering one of nature’s most majestic creatures. Because of those traits, the tiger has, metaphorically, become an emblem of strength and economic dominance on the Asian continent. Tapping into the idea that the striped cat holds formidable power, curators Anselm Franke and Hyunjin Kim organized the show
“2 or 3 Tigers” at Berlin’s Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW) as part of the exhibition series “100 Years of Now,” which aims to foster new sociopolitical ideas in art by linking our present political conditions to historical utopias. The show presented eight solo artists and a duo who describe the impact of colonial history on Asian national identities today.

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