Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art: Feminist Art Base: Chang-Jin Lee

COMFORT WOMEN WANTED

COMFORT WOMEN WANTED

Chang-Jin Lee. COMFORT WOMEN WANTED, 2009.

Description:
Exhibited at the Incheon Women Artists’ Biennale (Korea).

A reference to the actual advertisements in Asian newspapers during the war, COMFORT WOMEN WANTED brings to light the memory of 200,000 young women, known as “comfort women,” who were systematically exploited as sex slaves in Asia during World War II, and increases awareness of sexual violence against women during wartime. The ad-like billboard presents the portrait of a young “comfort woman” during her enslavement at a military rape camp, surrounded by gold leaf, suggesting the halo of a saint from Renaissance painting.

Medium:
Installation

Tags:
audio, mixed media, history, war, installation, violence, human trafficking, sex slavery, gender, Asia, colonialism, billboard

Images
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Location
New York, New York
USA

Contact
changjinlee87@gmail.com

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