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Growing together : emancipatory lessons from North Korean defector's art education in South Korea

Eun Kyoung Shin (UGent)
(2016) PERFORMANCE RESEARCH. 21(6). p.98-102
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‘Education’ has a twofold effect on learners, depending on the intention of the teachers. On the one hand, education isolates individual thoughts and limits a person’s process of imagination. Therefore, people who provide education (that is, the dominator) could easily deal with learners as they intend. On the other hand, education can also give liberty to the oppressed. North Korean life is dominated by the Kim family's ideology; people there have a distorted view of art, which makes them praise the North Korean system and intensify the ideology. However, after entering South Korea, defectors experience art differently. Their art education seems like an art therapy, which removes their previous knowledge of art. During the period of art re-education, they could overcome their trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) more easily. Due to artistic activity, they could overcome their previous knowledge of art and try to express their freedom. In this study, I explore the positive effects of art education and introduce an example of emancipatory art education through the alternative school of North Korean youth defectors and their theatre group in South Korea.
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Autobiographical theatre, art education, North Korean defector

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MLA
Shin, Eun Kyoung. “Growing Together : Emancipatory Lessons from North Korean Defector’s Art Education in South Korea.” PERFORMANCE RESEARCH, edited by Ric Allsopp and Michael Hiltbrunner, vol. 21, no. 6, Informa UK Limited, 2016, pp. 98–102, doi:10.1080/13528165.2016.1239905.
APA
Shin, E. K. (2016). Growing together : emancipatory lessons from North Korean defector’s art education in South Korea. PERFORMANCE RESEARCH, 21(6), 98–102. https://doi.org/10.1080/13528165.2016.1239905
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Shin, Eun Kyoung. 2016. “Growing Together : Emancipatory Lessons from North Korean Defector’s Art Education in South Korea.” Edited by Ric Allsopp and Michael Hiltbrunner. PERFORMANCE RESEARCH 21 (6): 98–102. https://doi.org/10.1080/13528165.2016.1239905.
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Shin, Eun Kyoung. 2016. “Growing Together : Emancipatory Lessons from North Korean Defector’s Art Education in South Korea.” Ed by. Ric Allsopp and Michael Hiltbrunner. PERFORMANCE RESEARCH 21 (6): 98–102. doi:10.1080/13528165.2016.1239905.
Vancouver
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Shin EK. Growing together : emancipatory lessons from North Korean defector’s art education in South Korea. Allsopp R, Hiltbrunner M, editors. PERFORMANCE RESEARCH. 2016;21(6):98–102.
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E. K. Shin, “Growing together : emancipatory lessons from North Korean defector’s art education in South Korea,” PERFORMANCE RESEARCH, vol. 21, no. 6, pp. 98–102, 2016.
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