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INSANE PARK, Barbie Girl, 2020, still from single-channel video with sound: 3 min 54 sec. Courtesy the artist and Arario Gallery, Seoul/Cheonan/Shanghai. 

“I have no idea, because I have no idea” and “Joy of Painting”

Insane Park

In times of uncertainty, the human brain has a tendency to seek reprieve by deliberately detaching from reality. While exercise and entertainment have historically served as palliatives, the most engrossing diversion from today’s postmodern malaise is the internet. Pseudonymous media artist Insane Park’s double solo exhibition at Arario Gallery in Seoul was a timely endorsement of escapism for those seeking sanctuary from the global pandemic. 

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