“Can We Talk About MAVO?” is a project by artist Yen Noh that re-examines MAVO, a Japanese art collective that was active in mid-1920s. It is a long-term research and curatorial project and involves organizing a temporary library as a “participatory space” where participants share “thinking activities” and dialogues with one another. Looking into the ways the aesthetics of European modernism were interpreted and transformed in Japan and Korea during the Japanese occupation of Korea, the project traces MAVO’s collective actions against the modernism movement that was institutionalized by the Empire of Japan. It also aims to bring the collective spirit of MAVO back to the present as a guide for a new dialogue.