5 Jul

How could you behave that way (내가 니를 어찌 키웠는데)

The exhibition ‘Twisted’ curated by the group of 17th interns (Ji-min Seo, Eui-Young Song, Soon-Bae Lee, Ji-Young Lee, Bum-Sik Choi) of at Sungkok Art Museum. The exhibition includes eleven young artists. The gallery spaces are divided into three rooms. In the first room, childhood is the main theme. There are four artists: Ji-Yang Lee, Gyo-Jin Kim, Su-mi Kyung, Suk-Geun Oh. In the second room, adolescence is the main theme. There are three artists: Kwang-Ki Lee, Jin-Ah Choi, Min-Jung Kang. In the third room, adulthood is the main theme. There are four artists: Young-Duck Seo, Ji-Yang Lee, Jong-Hoon Kim, Seung-Koo Han. As the exhibition shows human growth, it seems that the young artists and the young curators long for their maturity.

The work I was interested in the most is How could you behave that way by Kwang-ki Lee. All the moms in Korea tell their children this sentence when they are betrayed by their children. This sentence marks the beginning of a family war. An important thing you need to do at this time is running away from home. Then, you are the winner of the war, same as the old saying, ‘No parents win their children’. On the other hand, we claim the appropriate reasons of our runaway: one is that parents don’t understand us and another is that parents betrayed us. To reconcile with their children, parents try to contact and make them return, through their children’s friends’ help. Parents will say ‘how could you behave that way’ again, at their reunion, with thankful mind to their children’s coming. This sentence has been said twice at the important points in possessing the power of family’s politics: the beginning of the war and the reconciliation.

You can see this work along with the other work, Mom cheated me(나는 엄마에게 속았어요).

Lee, Kwang-ki, Mom cheated me, neon lights, 2011

Lee, Kwang-ki, How could you behave that way, neon lights, 2011

* exhibition period: June 15, 2012 – July 29, 2012


3 Responses to “”

  1. minacheon July 6, 2012 at 12:17 am #

    I wish I can see the images, can you reload them so they are made public? thank you

    • sujungchang July 6, 2012 at 12:21 am #

      oh, can’t you see the image of ̱’s works? Because I can see 3 images I uploaded. I will reload those images shortly.

      Thank you!

      • minacheon July 6, 2012 at 12:33 am #

        great, now I can!

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