“Ancient Art Hall Auction” for items related to the “Bu-nam Civilization Site Special Exhibition”.
On the basis of standard artifact collections and practices, items from major sites are often categorized as national treasures and kept by museums or fine art galleries. Another channel can be enterprise museums or private collections. The approach adopted by the “Bu-nam Civilization Site Special Exhibition” should be seen as a cultural exchange event at the museum or art gallery level. In this sense, the “Ancient Art Hall Auction” is an alternative collection mechanism that traces the movement of artifacts to museums and art galleries – the first wave of works in a “private collection.”
The focus of these works is to imitate the auction market for inexpensive antiques. At this level, there are more fake items than real, so if one is lucky it is possible to buy an item that even the owner does not know to be genuine. However, the low price of auctioned items and excited involvement of so many people ensures that whether the objects sold are real or fake is not the key issue. What we have to ask is where the demand for these real/false artifacts comes from? What is it that ensures historical artifacts real or imitation invariably rise in value in the face of human modesty? Why do they become objects of cultural tourism or the consumption of entertainment? Is this cultural pride? Feelings of fetishism? The deification of historical fragments? The transformation of history into art? Or are we so suspicious and dissatisfied with our current cultural Utopia that we are unwilling to risk believing in the uncertainties of the modern world?