Jawshing Arthur Liou

Kora is deliberately shot and edited from a first person perspective, placing the viewer on the path of a pilgrim. The thin air of the dizzying altitude is made palpable through the hand-held camera technique. Only that which is closest in view has defined edges; the mountain remains a mirage receding into the heavens.

Choi Min-Hwa

The painting materializes the lyrics of a hymn in the scriptures of Cheondogyo, a religion based on the Donghak movement. The work references research on Oh Yoon’s woodcut prints, which was one of the studies to explore traditional formalism, one of the main interests of Minjung art in the 1980s.

Min Joung-Ki

The top right corner shows the valley and water running from the upper side of the mountain; the left side expresses a scene where water falling from the high Bibong Peak joins with the stream, in magnification.

CHE Onejoon

The North Korean-made buildings and monuments in African countries are public buildings and monuments related to the history of their respective countries. However, they are the only places for South Koreans to see North Korean large-scale monuments in reality, since South Koreans are not allowed to visit the North due to division of the two Koreas. The monuments and buildings in African countries actually display more of North Korean socialist realism than African qualities.

Yoneda Tomoko

We frail humans were witness to a horror that could not have been foreseen even with all of our knowledge and imagination, and to the existence of a phenomenon so immense that individuals were powerless to resist it.