The Art-Architecture Complex by Hal Foster
Trans. Jeong Hye Kim
Seoul: Hyunsil Books, 2014 (Verso, 2011)
In the 1980s Hal Foster interpreted Barbara Kruger’s photomontage as subversive signs. I began to appreciate his ideas in the early and mid 1990s when postmodernism rushed into Korea. Since the early 2000s, when he brought the issues of architecture/design into the context of cultural criticism, the visual environment and its relationships with urban space have become my new research topic now. With about ten- year cultural time gap,I have been following his shadow.