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View of “Soil and Stones, Souls and Songs,” 2017. Photo: Eddie Lam.

“Soil and Stones, Souls and Songs”

Para Site

View of “Soil and Stones, Souls and Songs,” 2017. Photo: Eddie Lam.

“Soil and Stones, Souls and Songs” is a dense and unruly assemblage of things, ideas, and histories that express the complicated, tumultuous, and “intertwined lines of tension and narratives” that exist today in “the Asian sphere and beyond,” as its curators, Cosmin Costinas and Inti Guerrero, write. This show—a collaboration between Para Site and Kadist, first presented in a different configuration at the Museum of Contemporary Art and Design in Manila in 2016—includes work by forty-five artists or artist collaborations. Some feature in one of three specially curated interventions, including “The Phantom Modern,” curated by Yongwoo Lee, which considers the effects of colonialism and Cold War divisions in the Korean context. Another intervention, “Towards a Mystical Reality,” is presented on the roof of the building. Curated by Simon Soon, it constitutes “a revised

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