My second showing of my latest exhibition, 𝘥𝘢𝘺𝘭𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵, 𝘥𝘢𝘺𝘭𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵, opened on Monday, April 3rd, 2023 at GALLERY SSAM. A big thank you to Cultural Event Planning GooRhm who connected me with GALLERY SSAM and made this second showing a meaningful time for Nari SEEN as we collected donations for her Leukemia treatment. We were able to screen Nari’s original documentary, The Rust, and hold a truly warm exchange with those who were in attendance for the artist talk on April 9th.
2023.04.03 – 2023.04.09
부산시 수영구 지하철 역 내
수영상가 13·14호 (4번 출구 옆)
in suyeong station via exits 2 & 4
Ilgwang (일광) in Busan, South Korea and Nikko in Japan share the same Chinese character (日光), which roughly translates to “daylight”. Japanese companies ran copper mines in both cities of the same name. During the period of Japanese occupation, some Koreans were relocated to work in Nikko or stayed to work in Ilgwang. The now deserted mine still stands as a living memory of labor exploitation amongst those who still live in the village.
These images were taken between 2019 and 2023 and inspired by Nari SEEN’s 2018 documentary entitled, 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘙𝘶𝘴𝘵.