Book Club: Human Acts (2017) by Han Kang
3.00PM Sat 26 Mar 2022
QAGOMA | Ticketed
Discuss art, life, culture and creativity from the comfort of your own home at the QAGOMA Members Virtual Book Club or join us at one of the meetings at the Gallery. From January through to May the titles on the reading list will connect to, contextualise and complement ideas presented in the tenth iteration of the Gallery’s flagship exhibition series, ‘The Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’.
Human Acts (2017) by Han Kang
Session 1: Wed 16 Mar, 3.00pm | Virtual
Session 2: Thu 17 Mar, 10.30am | On-site
Session 3: Sat 26 Mar, 3.00pm | On-site
A riveting, poetic and unrelentingly powerful work from the author of the 2016 Man Booker International Prize-winning novel The Vegetarian. Gwangju, South Korea, 1980. In the wake of a viciously suppressed student uprising, a boy searches for his friend's corpse, a consciousness searches for its abandoned body, and a brutalised country searches for a voice. In a sequence of interconnected chapters the victims and the bereaved encounter censorship, denial, forgiveness and the echoing agony of the original trauma. Human Acts is a universal book, utterly modern and profoundly timeless. Already a controversial bestseller and award-winning book in Korea, it confirms Han Kang as a writer of immense importance.
Virtual Book Club: Free for Members / $5 Members' Guests
On-site Book Club: $12 Members / $17 Members' Guests (includes refreshments)