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China’s Star Artist to Reflect on Democratic Center of Korea in Gwangju

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China’s Star Artist to Reflect on Democratic Center of Korea in Gwangju

 

A world-renowned Chinese artist, Liu Xiaodong, is currently residing in Gwangju to operate an artistic residency that features historical heritages that still remain in Gwangju, the initial place where Korean democracy began to bloom during the 1980 May 18th Democratic Uprising.

As part of an effort to create artwork that will give a better sense of what the democratic uprising and the citizens’ struggles was about to local youth living in Gwangju some 34 years after the democratization movement broke out in the city, the project by Liu focuses on teenagers in Gwangju in May, 1980.

On a large-scale canvas some 3 meters and 2.4 meters by width and height, the painting features teenagers in Gwangju with the backdrop of the old Jeollanamdo provincial hall where the Gwangju Democratic Uprising occurred.

Using real models who are high school students in Gwangju, the 20 panel work by Liu Xiaodong will be exhibited in the 2nd exhibition hall during the 2014 Gwangju Biennale.

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