China has lifted an 11-month ban on South Korean art that was the result of a U.S.-installed anti-missile system in the country. “It is not surprising that exchanges in art are affected by political issues. Diplomacy and politics are always stronger than art and culture. What was surprising was that, this time, the ban and embargo were so strong and visible,” says Eun Yong Kwon, a visual arts planner at the Korean Arts Management Service in Seoul.
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