My second showing of my latest exhibition, ๐˜ฅ๐˜ข๐˜บ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ฉ๐˜ต, ๐˜ฅ๐˜ข๐˜บ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ฉ๐˜ต, opened on Monday, April 3rd, 2023 at GALLERY SSAM.ย  A big thank you to Cultural Event Planning GooRhm who connected me with GALLERY SSAMโฃ 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.

๐—˜๐˜…๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ฏ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—œ๐—ป๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ปโฃ
2023.04.03 โ€“ 2023.04.09โฃ
๋ถ€์‚ฐ์‹œ ์ˆ˜์˜๊ตฌ ์ง€ํ•˜์ฒ  ์—ญ ๋‚ดย 
์ˆ˜์˜์ƒ๊ฐ€ 13ยท14ํ˜ธ (4๋ฒˆ ์ถœ๊ตฌ ์˜†)
busan, korea
in suyeong station via exits 2 & 4

Ilgwang (์ผ๊ด‘) in Busan, South Korea and Nikko in Japan share the same Chinese character (ๆ—ฅๅ…‰), which roughly translates to โ€œdaylightโ€. Japanese companies ran copper mines in both cities of the same name. โฃDuring the period of Japanese occupation, some Koreans were relocated to work in Nikko or stayed to work in Ilgwang. โฃThe now deserted mine still stands as a living memory of labor exploitation amongst those who still live in the village.โฃ  

These images were taken between 2019 and 2023 and inspired by Nari SEENโ€™s 2018 documentary entitled,ย ๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜™๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ต.

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