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 installation involves a series of advertisement-like prints and audio recordings of actual former "comfort women" from many Asian nations, contrasted with the voice of an actual Japanese soldier who witnessed the Comfort Women System. The emphasis is on their everyday hopes and dreams and who they are as people. Also, these women sing their favorite traditional songs in Korean, Taiwanese, Chinese, Hakanese, Aboriginal Taiwanese, and Japanese. This presents the women as individuals rather than as victims and highlights the experiences we all share.

Medium:
Installation

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

Images
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Location
New York, New York
USA

Contact
changjinlee87@gmail.com

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