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, a reference to the actual advertisements in Asian newspapers during the war, is in black atop a red background. 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”. For these women, the sense of home was forever lost.

Medium:
Installation

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

Images
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Location
New York, New York
USA

Contact
changjinlee87@gmail.com

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