I Wish My Work to be Obsolete: Forward Motion, Through Grief and Reflection Under the Lens of Intersectional Feminism in Korea
Date of Award
Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)
This paper discusses two major conceptual branches in my practice.
The first is the narrative paintings that illustrate and reimagine events from my life or from the stories of women around me. These are deeply inspired by personal stories, and by Korean traditional aesthetic, of color theories and symbols, and how other Korean artists are using the artistic approach in Korean traditional paintings in a contemporary way. The second is craft and time based media work on grief where I cast various national and personal tragedies related to labor rights, women’s rights, queer rights, military rights, and rights to physical safety in general, that have entered the Korean news cycle since I became an adolescent, as issues of the same root cause - a neoliberal Confucian capitalist fuckery.
An, Haejin (Hezin), "I Wish My Work to be Obsolete: Forward Motion, Through Grief and Reflection Under the Lens of Intersectional Feminism in Korea" (2023). Bachelor of Fine Arts Senior Papers. 107.
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