The exhibition captures the diversity and eccentricity of today’s South Korea.
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Once known for salt production, the sun burnt islands of Sinan County are now recognized as the slave islands of South Korea.
‘Origins, Memories & Parodies’, ‘Women in War’, ‘Moon : A Story of Sky and Earth’, ‘Contemporary Italian Photography’, ‘Eternal Eye Exhibition’…
Even though it has been only about 10 years since photography was included in art in Korea, photography is becoming the very basics and center of the whole art field as it goes through amazing changes.
Writer(s): Yeonha Choi
North Koreans have been crossing the border into China in search of refuge since the height of their famine in the 1990s. Seeking resettlement, the majority of North Koreans transit through a host of other countries before finally settling in South Korea, as a final destination of hardship journey.
Nightswimming starts from my first memory – the parting with my dear Nanny. I called her Grandma – I really believed she was my mother. This work documents what my childhood instilled in me.
This series of works looks through the surface of so called weapon show, questioning what is hidden behind the technology we enjoy and admire today. In the present day, almost every enterprise who claims to possess high technology produces weapons.
I feel like I’ve got used to living a prosaic life. Even if memories and a flood of events are stimulating they get easily forgotten. Becoming so accustomed to such reality takes away some sort of piled-up memories and records of certain moments.
Korean textbooks are full of didactic images meant to educate children.
The reason I moved to Korea was to be with the person pictured in this series. I met her while I was traveling; she was also of Korean ethnicity but from a different country like myself.
The foundry is located in Song-Jung ri, Gwang ju, Jeollanam-do province. Kettles, hot grills and stoves were manufactured at the foundry by pouring molten metal into casts.
Despite its external image of being a place of tranquil relaxation, a family, the arena for such things, is a place of confrontation among various emotions such as desires, frustrations, tedium, and anger.
These photographs document workers at shops located in the area of Insa-Dong, Seoul. When we think of Insa-Dong
The image of a soldier had been strongly imprinted on my mind, like the icon of a real man, a father with a tough spirit.