<p>© Denise Bertschi, <em>State fiction</em>, 2021</p>

Denise Bertschi and Heonik Kwon

Thu 21 Oct 2021​, 18:00
Entrée libre
Dans la limite des places disponibles. Ouverture de la billetterie le jour même à l’accueil du CCS dès 13:00.

↘ La discussion est précédée d’une visite de l’exposition de Denise Bertschi par sa curatrice Claire Hoffmann à 17:00

As part of her exhibition, Denise Bertschi talks with Heonik Kwon. Heonik Kwon is Senior Research Fellow in Social Anthropology at Trinity College, University of Cambridge, and currently part of the research group at Asia Research Center, Seoul National University, that explores a new, more integrated, and democratic Asia. Author of prize-winning books on the social history of the Vietnam War and Asia’s Cold War, his new book is After the Korean War: An Intimate History. Mod. Adeena Mey.

This talk is part of the “Longue durée” program of Engadin Art Talks. “Longue Durée” literally means “long duration”. It is a view of history first introduced by the French historian Fernand Braudel. Braudel’s “Longue Durée” allows us to interpret crises as opportunities for fundamental structural change. Art is one mean by which we can reimagine existing paradigms to accommodate new discoveries and create new realities.

Denise Bertschi uses the term of “longue-durée” in her essay STATE FICTION The Gaze of The Swiss Neutral Mission in the Korean Demilitarized Zone : “Even if Switzerland has an ongoing history of Swiss military labour by colonial mercenaries in Southeast Asia, who fought for the Dutch colonial warfare in the 19th century and up to the first world war, it was always Swiss individuals who joined foreign armies […] Thus, the Swiss Neutral military mission in Korea can be read into a longue-durée lineage of Swiss men, as mercenaries or neutral soldiers, incorporated in different forms of military forces in East Asia.”

<p>© Denise Bertschi, <em>State fiction</em>, 2021</p>

© Denise Bertschi, State fiction, 2021

éléments biographiques

Heonik Kwon est chercheur principal en anthropologie sociale au Trinity College de l’université de Cambridge et fait actuellement partie du groupe de recherche de l’Asia Research Center de l’université nationale de Séoul, qui explore une nouvelle Asie, plus intégrée et plus démocratique. Auteur de livres primés sur l’histoire sociale de la guerre du Viêt Nam et de la guerre froide en Asie, son nouveau livre s’intitule After the Korean War : An Intimate History.

Partenaires
E.A.T Engadin Art Talks
Biennale NEMO
Thu 21 Oct 2021​, 18:00
Entrée libre
Dans la limite des places disponibles. Ouverture de la billetterie le jour même à l’accueil du CCS dès 13:00.