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A Soldier's Tale Exhibition - 130 Years of Friendship, 60 Years of Memories
Presented by ISKAI Contemporary Art
08-20 Jul 2013
10.00-18.00 Mon - Sat
A Soldier’s Tale is an exhibition inspired by various tales told by British soldiers - real and tragic yet dramatically inspiring. It is not a manifesto of political views or ideological endorsements but a journey of courage, brotherhood, despair and human endurance.
Everyday we are surrounded by headlines of conflicts around the world. However, the Korean War – often called ‘The Forgotten War’ – represented one of the bloodiest episodes in 20th century military history. Yet its veterans - Korean, British or international – have quietly faded into oblivion.
The exhibition takes place in the month commemorating the 60th anniversary of the ceasefire. 60 years in oriental culture marks the full cycle of life and 2013 also coincides with the 130th anniversary of diplomatic ties between the UK and Korea.
A Soldier’s Tale consists of 19 works by 14 artists, together with 30 photographs of the DMZ, both past and present by 7 photographers. The artworks respond in diverse ways and encourage visitors to reflect upon the untold pain, optimism and perseverance. The exhibition however aims to bring out raw perspectives by bringing together the unnatural; foreign subjects processed through local eyes and minds, the old (war veterans) and the young (post-war generation artists), and maybe the ‘forgotten’ versus the ‘forgetting.’
Hosted by ISKAI Contemporary Art & Incheon Art Platform
Organised by ISKAI Contemporary Art
Curated by Stephanie Seungmin Kim
DMZ Photographic Exhibition is supported by Gyeonggi Tourism Organisation.
TV screens supported by Samsung Electronics
Exhibition is sponsored by Korea’s Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Korea Tourism Organisation, Samsung Electronics, Auditorium and Asiana Airlines
No booking Required - Admission Free
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