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).

The text COMFORT WOMEN WANTED is in black atop a red background. Some of the billboards present 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. In contrast, a silhouette of an aged former “comfort woman” appears against an actual photo of her current home. There were very few survivors, and many of these women could never return home because of their “shameful past.”

Medium:
Installation

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

Images
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Location
New York, New York
USA

Contact
changjinlee87@gmail.com

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