Vivian Jin

Disaster Series

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My work explores the appropriation of Korean politics, incidents and history.

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I translate from scenes of news, videos and photographs as the selection of part into simplified drawings. I re-image and reduce complex imagery to its most essential, two dimensional elements. In my country, South Korea, I observed that a lot was happening around the country: complex events often causing shock and shame, which are all related to politics and history. A lot of them probably didn’t really know what was going on. My significant key point for my drawing and objects is: what are the memories of history echoing through the images - images that make audiences automatically assume that it is an important moment in Korean history?

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Sewol MV sinking, 2014
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President suicide, 2009
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Namdaemun Fire, 2008
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Kore oil spills, 2007
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I.M.F., 1997
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Korean Air Flight 801, 1997
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Sampoong Department store collapse, 1995
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First Family Union, 1985
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