Exhibition news: Remembering The ‘Comfort Women’, at Deptford Does Art

Art exhibition, book reading and film screening on a “Comfort Women” theme later this month:

Remembering The ‘Comfort Women’

Deptford Does Art | 28 Deptford High Street | London SE8 4AF | www.deptforddoesart.com
25 April – 29 April

lazypinkwhale - comfort women graphic

The sexual slavery of some 200,000 women and girls by the Japanese Imperial Army during WW2 was a monumental crime against women yet is barely known outside of Asia. A dwindling number of known survivors in their 80s and 90s still await global recognition of their suffering, and a sincere apology from the Japanese government.

This exhibition includes works by contemporary Korean artists working in the UK and South Korea.

Artists

Yunji Jang

Yunji studied at University of Brighton and Chelsea College of Art and has exhibited widely in South Korea and the UK. Her works often combine paint and fabric on unprimed canvases, with a pulsating delicacy that hints at dark forbodings.

Lazypinkwhale

Cyin Juuk, known as Lazypinkwhale, works in a variety of media, producing playful childlike images that yet deal with serious social and political images. His digital works here are displayed as prints, including a new work commisioned for this exhibition. 

Minhee Kim

A Royal College of Arts graduate, Minhee works in layered paper, pencil, monofilament and hair to express the fragilty of the lives of ‘comfort women’. 

Eunyoung Lee

Chelsea College of Art Textile Design BA and MA graduate, Eunyoung has exhibited widely in Europe and now works as a textile artist in Korea. She has collaborated with Hanna Son for this exhibition. 

Hanna Son

Hanna grew up in Korea and came to the UK to study theology in 2005. She now resides permanently in Derbyshire,with her family and has been politically active on Korea issues, organising protests in Manchester. She has collaborated with her friend Eunyoung Lee for this exhibition. 

Extra events

Thusday 26 April: ‘White Chrysanthemum’ book reading and discussion with author Mary Lynne Bracht

Sunday 29 April: ‘My Heart is Not Broken Yet’ free film screening, part of Deptford and New Cross Free Film Festival

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