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3.8: MATERIAL CONNOTATIONS OF CLASS OR STATION

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  • Other more mundane materials and appropriated components might also have strong political connotations that intensify the meaning of the artwork. Korean artist Do Ho Su chose and assembled military dog tags to create a larger-than-life figural impression of an imperialistic robe with a hollow core. It carries connotations of the political strength of his native land being built upon such things as the dehumanizing mandatory military service he had performed, and the relationships between individuals and the collectives they form. (Some/One, Do Ho Suh:2yhr3j6imaw4e4zzg38k38ar-wpe...loads/2016/10/ suh-inst-002.jpg; Some/One detail, Do Ho Suh: 2yhr3j6imaw4e4zzg38k38ar-wpengine. netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/suh-inst-001.540.jpg)

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