While an artist Park Kyung-Hoon has done his art exhibition in the old hangar sites of the Altteure Japanese Air field, reminding the dark history of the Jeju's colonial period (click HERE), another artists in the Jeju Island have been also working to save the nature and history of the Gangjeong village, Jeju Island, with their art works against the naval base plan. Some of them are as the below. Click the images for larger view.
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1. An installation exhibition at the Joongduk coast(Nov. 21 to 31, 2010)
The Tamna Association of the Artists opened its peace art exhibition in the Joonduk coast, a naval base planned area, at 3pm. last Nov. 21, 2010. The peace art exhibition, titled, ‘Mom and Sister, Let’s Live in Gangjeong’ shows many installation art works in various sites of there until Nov. 31. Some of the names of the artists are: Go Gil-Chun, Yang Mi-Kyung, Go Min-Suk, Jung Yong-Sung, Oh Suk-Hoon, Go Gyung-Hwa, Song Maeng-Suk, Kim Young-Hoon.(written by Kim Kyung-Duk, Seogwipo Newspaper, in the below link: Translated)
(* The word, Tamna comes from the old name of the Jeju Island. For more on it, click HERE)
(1) Image source: Kim Kyung-Duk, Seogwipo Daily Newspaper, Nov. 22, 2010. Too see more photos, click HERE 김경덕 기자, 서귀포 일간 신문, 2010년 11월 22일
This area is a military area where the navy has illegally occupied.
In case of trespassing without permission, the navy will arrest you,
whether you are male, female, old, young or tourist.
Unit Commander, Navy 1818’
‘I need your hypocrisy and blood.'
The visitors can sign to oppose the ROK and Island governments’ naval base plan here
(2) Photos of art works and working artists, thankfully provided by Mr. Go Gwon-Il, Gangjeong village, Nov. 22, 2010.
A satire of an imagined horrible situation if the naval base that would eventually kill all the creatures here, is built.
2. An exhibition of illustrated poems (Nov. 10 to 20, 2010)
: Many poets in the Jeju Island provided their poems with illustration.
* Photos of art works and poets, thankfully provided by Mr. Go Gwon-Il, Gangjeong village, Nov. 22, 2010
by Kim Soon-Nam
Ridges and furrows rolling with wind,
Having laid its body
In the lowest place
Of the world,
A Mother’s sea
Loaded with the Sun and Moon,
With a bomal* and an obunjak* playing house
And a red-feet crab playing hide-and-seek behind them
With the tears of its bare skin,
Dwelled among its splendid things,
A yellow legume flower
Being burst of its thread veins
By its own petal thoughtlessly blossoming,
A Sotae* bearing a wind of knife,
They say my blue persistence should be suppressed.
They say the school of the sweet fishes bearing beautiful spawn
In the clean water of the Gangjeong stream
Is the object to be suppressed.
They say it should be suppressed.
* Bomal and Obunjak are the names of the shells, in Korean.
Those are peculiar in the southern sea of Korea, including the Jeju island.
* Sotdae is one of the Korean traditional cultural objects. Built of long and thin tree branches and standing in key areas of the village and other places, it is believed to protect the areas from evils.
3. Exhibition of art works by Go Gyung Hwa ( Oct. 8 to Nov. 9, 2010)
Go Gyung-Hwa, a woman artist in the Jeju has worked on the Joongduk Sea and its coast where the naval base was planned. With her sensitive seeing and delicate touch, even the textures of the rocks are expressed in her drawings. She uses the method of rubbing and copying the textures of the rocks there. Thanks to her, we remind hundred million years of the lives of the rocks, here.
* Photos of art works and exhibition site, thankfully provided by Mr. Go Gwon-Il, Gangjeong village, Nov. 22, 2010